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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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Two weeks ago Tulkinghorn queried why it was that PR consultancy Grandfield had twice told The Lawyer that its law firm client was unaware it was being sued by a former corporate client. But hey! It turns out that the law firm, not the PR agency, was wrong after all. The client was Fladgate Fielder […]

Report slams judicial appointments

An independent report out today slams the way senior judges are appointed. The Commission for Judicial Appointments (CJA) is reporting after an exhaustive audit of the appointment of high court judges, during which they had access to every stage of the process. The commissioners, led by Nottingham University’s vice-chancellor Sir Colin Campbell, found that the […]

No, Nigel, no. Where’s the hurry?

No, Nigel, no. Where’s the hurry? What’s this obsession with being big? As the world has known for months, DLA fundamentalist Nigel Knowles is about to merge his firm with Chicago-Baltimore giant Piper Rudnick. No, Nigel, no. Where’s the hurry? What’s this obsession with being big? As the world has known for months, DLA fundamentalist […]

Careers: in brief

Embattled firm Morgan Cole, which has been hit by a string of partner departures, received a boost last week when it received a special contribution prize at the Age Positive Awards. The firm was singled out for its age-positive policies, which included the launch of a two-year campaign to support HR professionals in the run-up […]

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