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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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Pannone Napier split 'not final'

DISSOLVED multi-party action firm Pannone Napier could reform if a spate of disasters similar to those which plagued the UK during the past decade occur again. But former Law Society president Rodger Pannone, who formed the joint venture firm in 1986 with fellow personal injury lawyer Michael Napier, says it is more likely that his […]

Lawyer quits Far East for Nabarros in Sheffield

FORMER Richards Butler solicitor Charles Reynard has left the firm’s Hong Kong practice to join Nabarro Nathanson’s new Sheffield office. Reynard, who moved to Hong Kong six years ago as a founding member of Alsop Wilkinson’s branch in the colony, returns as a senior company and commercial solicitor. While practising in the Far East he […]

Scrum half joins Blythe Liggins team

FORMER England rugby international scrum half Richard Moon has joined Warwickshire firm Blythe Liggins as head of its employment law unit. Moon, who trained and worked with City firm Freshfields for eight years, moved to Birmingham practice Wragge & Co last year. He started at Blythe Liggins last month. An England B international, Moon won […]

Back to school for judges says JSB

JUDGES may have to attend college before sitting on the bench if one of the proposals considered by the Judicial Studies Board’s internal review is taken up. Chair of the board Lord Justice Henry will head the steering group, which is conducting a review of the board’s structure, resources and activities. The current system of […]

Deacons partner speaks out for first time on 'faded dream'

THE FORMER senior partner of Deacon Goldrein Green has called for a package of urgent reforms to save other firms from insolvency, following the collapse of the high-profile Liverpool legal aid chain. Andrew Macfarlane, who took charge of Deacons when it was re-formed in 1992, says: “Some of the problems we had are probably festering […]

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