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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 […]

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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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The High Court has slammed the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) over its decision to order a barrister to reimburse fees to a client, branding the LeO ruling “irrational”. Barrister Lincoln Crawford, a member of 12 King’s Bench Walk, was ordered to repay half of the £650 fee charged to Sadik Noor, who was considering bringing a […]

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Eversheds publishes competition law guide with Polish Association of Corporate Lawyers

Wierzbowski Eversheds, in conjunction with the Polish Association of Corporate Lawyers, has published a guide to key issues of competition law. The author of the report is Paulina Józefczuk, head of the firm’s competition law team. The guide includes 16 chapters and answers basic questions related to the application of competition law in day-to-day business operations. […]

The latest word on changes in employment law — legislation tracker: February 2014

The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, Walker Morris’s legislation tracker sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates. This tracker will be updated on […]

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