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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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Trowers creates public sector national team

Trowers & Hamlins has expanded its national practice groups to include a dedicated public sector division in its Birmingham base. The firm plans to relocate partner Amardeep Gill from London to Birmingham to head up the team there from 1 April. Under senior partner Jennie Gubbins the firm adopted a strategy based around five groups […]

Nuix and ITU-IMPACT partner to address global cyber threats

Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, is now an Industry Partner of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). By partnering with Nuix, ITU-IMPACT is building the forensic expertise necessary for it to fulfil its global mission […]

Ballmann of Gateley comments on R3 survey about debt levels in Yorkshire

William Ballmann, chair of insolvency trade body R3 in Yorkshire and partner at Gateley, has commented on an R3 report that revealed that 50 per cent of people in Yorkshire and Humberside are worried about their level of debt, close to the national figure of 51 per cent — the highest share of people that have […]

Leaitherland tells it like it is

Yet that was the target set by DWF back in 2012 when it continued a merger spree through a deal with Biggart Baillie. That deal followed a tie-up with Midlands insurance firm Buller Jeffries, Claimsbase and Fishburns in January last year and then the pre-pack acquisition of Cobbetts. Still that all-important milestone remains just out […]

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