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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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Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

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The UK government maintains its drive to promote industrial and provident societies (IPSs) and staff mutuals with the publication of a recent consultation on IPS reforms. IPSs were introduced as a legal form by the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. This created two types of co-operatively owned societies: co-operative societies (businesses owned and run […]

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Goodman Derrick partner John Wright attended a conference in Penang, Malaysia, in August 2013 run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) on the subject of ‘Arbitration: Tapping Asia’s Growth’. Wright presented a paper on dispute boards in which he drew on his current and recent experiences of sitting on a number of dispute boards in […]

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Another Mancunian merger for Slater & Gordon?

Could Slater & Gordon achieve its stated aim of becoming a top consumer brand by acquiring Pannone? Anyone looking for the inside track on the next Slater & Gordon merger should keep a close eye on Manchester-based personal injury (PI) specialists Pannone. The Australian listed firm took its first step into the UK legal scene […]

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