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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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A female partner in Linklaters’ employment practice has endorsed quotas for women on executive boards in the hope that the upturn in female representation in leadership positions will filter through to businesses such as law firms. Nicola Rabson, a partner in London since 2010, has described the method of positively discriminating to push up the […]

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More must be done for patients

Government looks poised to sidestep tough decisions following Francis NHS report There is an expectation on all NHS staff, under the NHS Constitution, that they acknowledge mistakes, apologise for them, explain what happened and put matters right. However, this is not what has been happening in the service. Robert Francis QC, in his recent report […]

Shoosmiths extends its Manchester team

National law firm Shoosmiths has revealed that it has reached 100 employees at its Manchester office. The firm opened at Spinningfields just more than four years ago with six staff and now runs a full-service office. Shoosmiths’ Manchester offering now includes corporate, commercial, real estate, litigation, banking, restructuring, employment, professional discipline, private client and pensions […]

Cyprus lawyers remain optimistic

Cypriot lawyers say lawsuits are likely following bailout cash grab It ain’t over yet – that’s the message from lawyers in Cyprus, the latest poster boy for those forecasting the demise of the eurozone. A last-minute bailout deal may have averted the country’s bankruptcy and temporarily calmed markets, but local lawyers anticipate a wave of […]

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Bye bye FSA, hello FCA

The FSA officially ceased to exist today, replaced by a new regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). And already the new boss in the City has picked up a handful of funky powers to go with the new stationery. Not only that. The FCA is proving to be a winner for a clutch of […]

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