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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 […]

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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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Judgment Call 16 September

Administrative law R (on the application of Plantagenet Alliance Ltd) v Secretary of State for Justice 2013 WL 3994940 QBD (Admin) Haddon-Cave J. Judgment Date: 15 August 2013 Where exhumed human remains were found to be those of Richard III, it was plainly arguable that in such remarkable and unprecedented circumstances the Secretary of State […]

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It’s back to work with a bang this week for litigators, with some eye-catching disputes making the headlines. Below is just a small sample of this week’s stories: for more, sign up to our regular litigation email here Wragges leads Dyson IP battle against Samsung Clifford Chance client Excalibur defeated in $1.6bn High Court battle […]

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Perkins Coie and Blackstone Chambers take lead on multi-million dollar arbitration

Tennesee Valley Authority has wrestled $42m settlement from its insurer, Arch Insurance Bermuda, in the first of three arbitration cases following a 2008 accident at the corporation’s power plant. The arbitration was the first of the three clashes with TVA’s insurers to be resolved and as part of the settlement the parties agreed to make […]

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