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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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Wronged on rights

The news on rights of audience, when it came, was not good. Yes, employed solicitors could have wider rights of audience. But when the small print was unveiled, this did not translate into very much at all. Crown prosecutors will still not be able to appear in Crown Court trials. Local authorities will not be […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 04/03/97

John Gabriel Daniels, 46, admitted 1975 and David John Ferraby, 44, admitted 1979, practising in partnership as Daniels Ferraby & Co, Tewkesbury, each fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £2,029 costs. Allegations substantiated that they failed to keep properly written accounts, wrongly drew client money and used it for the benefit of other clients and […]

High Court pending actions

Reid v Local Sunday Newspaper (not before 10 March); Rispoli v Jenkinson and ors (not before 28 April); Trigwell and ors v Colliver (not before 28 April 1997); Wills v Brooksbank (not before 10 March); Harris v Three Valleys Water (not before 3 March); Lewis v Thames News Services and ors (not before 3 June); […]

Financing

Allen & Overy acted for ABN Amro, Bank of America and UBS in arranging a £1.25bn syndicated loan for Entergy Power UK to fund its acquisition of London Electricity. Entergy was advised on the loan by Clifford Chance.

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Chat with your computer

Shakespeare SpeechWriter has launched a new product – Shakespeare ProSpeak. The company says it allows the user to control the entire Windows environment and operate any Windows application by speech alone. The user can also control the direction and speed of the mouse and activate single or double clicks by speech. Shakespeare SpeechWriter has also […]

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