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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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Gide corporate duo join French boutique

French corporate boutique Lacourte Balas Raquin has recruited Gide Loyrette Nouel corporate partners Serge Tatar and Renaud Rossa and is rebranding as Lacourte Raquin Tatar. The duo, both of whom practise corporate and M&A law, join a number of other former Gide lawyers at Lacourte Raquin. Gide’s former managing partner, Jean-Jacques Raquin, who held the […]

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The Mid Staffordshire Inquiry’s call for a duty of candour will have far-reaching effects on the NHS and clinical negligence – if it is ever implemented The recently published report by 3 Serjeant’s Inn’s Robert Francis QC into failings at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust that caused the “appalling suffering of many patients” was […]

Walker Morris launches 19th Children’s Calendar Printing Competition

Walker Morris has launched the 2013 Children’s Calendar Printing Competition, which is now in its 19th year. Primary schoolchildren from across the Yorkshire, Humber and north-east Lincolnshire region are being encouraged to enter the competition to have their paintings become part of the specially created Walker Morris Children’s Charity Calendar. The law firm is inviting […]

Real estate in the Balkans: recent news highlights

The Serbian Republic Geodetic Authority have commenced a new internet service which allows all persons to have online access to the electronic database of the real estate cadastre. Depending on the amount of data that can be seen, there are two types of users of KnWeb: common users — those able to see information concerning the cadastral lot, the owners […]

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