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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 […]

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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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Multi million insurance claim

The case of Kuwait Airways Corporation v the Kuwait Insurance Co Sak , Warba Insurance Co Sak, Al Ahelia Insurance Co Sak and Gulf Insurance Co Sak, is listed for hearing in the Commercial Court after October. In a multi million claim Kuwait Airways claim an indemnity pursuant to the terms of an aviation hull […]

Child Support Act “needs monitoring”

THE LAW Society’s Family Law Committee is renewing its call for the Government to establish a committee monitoring the operation of the Child Support Act and the agency which it established. The call comes in evidence submitted by the the society to the House of Commons Social Security Committee which is conducting a second inquiry […]

Residents await Docklands' judgement

Docklands residents are awaiting judgement from Judge Richard Harvey QC on whether they can proceed with a damages claim for television interference allegedly caused by the Canary Wharf development. Judge Harvey is expected to hand down his judgement during the holiday period. The Court will decide whether the English legal system can protect an individual’s […]

Court puts accident line rival on hold

A Law firm has been forced to suspend its new accident line service after being accused of deliberately trying to poach Law Society clients. The Sunderland-based practice was operating a freephone service with “a confusingly similar” number to the recently-launched Accident Line. But court action brought by the society last week forced the firm to […]

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