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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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CC wins Olympic stadium instruction

Clifford Chance will advise the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on the £250m construction of the main London 2012 stadium. Construction partner Tim Steadman will lead the team. The confirmation ends speculation on which of the five firms on the ODA’s panel, announced last month, would win the work. The other firms are Berwin Leighton Paisner, […]

Nascent patents

Changes are afoot in the process for settling patent disputes across Europe, with two new models battling it out for supremacy. But don’t hold your breath, say Nick Gardner and Sebastian Moore On 12 July 2006 a public hearing was held in Brussels as part of the European Commission’s consultation on the future of the […]

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GMC ditches Eversheds and Mills & Reeve but retains FFW

The General Medical Council (GMC) has dropped Eversheds and Mills & Reeve from its panel, retaining Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) as its sole adviser. FFW partners Mathew Lohn and Tom Rider handle most of the GMC’s work. The GMC was expected to cut its panel to two firms this year, rather than one. The measure […]

Web Week 31/07/06

The Lawyer‘s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer.com. Dressing to impress Rob Moodie was all over the web this week. Lawfuel.com reported that Moodie, “67, a former […]

The heat is on

Tulkinghorn loves his spies, especially those that send in unlooked-for nuggets. Such as this gem, which popped up last week while the sun was at its fiercest. “The heat makes people do funny things. I just spied Lawrence Graham property partner Paul Kinsella on the tube going at least four stops. In this heat, and […]

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