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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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Travers launches associate pay review

Travers Smith has launched a review into its associate pay system as it looks to assess how its rigid lockstep for legal staff compares with the rest of the market. The firm has consulted with recruiters to guide it through the process, which follows moves by a number of rivals to loosen their associate remuneration […]

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Lawin pursues EU law with Brussels project

Pan-Baltic firm Lawin has responded to increasing demand for EU advice from its clients by securing a Brussels base. The firm has found office space in Brussels, which it will use as a location for a ‘European Law Excellence Centre’ (Elex). Headed by Lithuania industry and regulatory practice group head Jaunius Gumbis, a team of […]

SRA to run QLTS pilot in New York next year

The SRA will pilot overseas testing of foreign lawyers wanting to become English solicitors for the first time next year, with a multiple choice test (MCT) to be held in New York in January. The MCT is the first stage in a three-part testing process which forms the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheem (QLTS) and enables […]

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