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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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Eversheds to keep up its Big Six talks

EVERSHEDS is in talks with accountancy practice KPMG as part of its “open-minded” strategy on a merger with a Big Six accountancy firm. The firm is in continuing talks with Big Six firm KPMG and is also believed to have been approached by Coopers & Lybrand, although talks presumably led nowhere because, in February this […]

Council seeks leave to appeal

The case of Welton v North Cornwall District Council will continue. Victoria and David Welton set up a holiday accommodation business turning a farm house in north Cornwall into a guest house which won a three crowns rating from the West Country Tourist Board. But they were threatened with closure following a visit from an […]

Emerging forces

With the New Year came a new name to the Danish legal scene: Plesner & Gronborg, the issue of a marriage between Copenhagen firms Koch-Nielsen & Gronborg and Plesner & Lunoe. A prime motivation behind the move was to entrench the firm in the country’s top league of practices. “We felt a number of foreign […]

Law firms rake it in on the investment market

Law firms are grabbing a bigger chunk of the investment management market with funds under management increasing by 30 per cent last year. Members of the Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) increased funds from £1.167bn just over a year ago to £1.599bn at the end of 1996. Scottish firm Murray Beith Murray topped the […]

Solicitor advocate is first to be awarded the red bag

A SOLICITOR advocate has become the first person from outside the Bar to be presented with a coveted “red bag” by a senior counsel in recognition of his outstanding advocacy skills. John Davis was presented with the embroidered bag by Rosamund Horwood-Smart QC, who led him in a recent international fraud case. Until now, red […]

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