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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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Irwin Mitchell moves 81 staff to BPO outfit

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Taking photographs at Braehead Shopping Centre

So what actually did happen at Braehead shopping centre just a week ago today? And what should we make of the extraordinary media storm that then followed? Was it all just because a man took an innocent photograph of his daughter only to be confronted by police under anti-terrorist powers? To begin with this affair […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

Clifford Chance adds Latham associate to high yield partnership

Clifford Chance has turned to Latham & Watkins for the latest addition to its high yield practice. Fabio Diminich, an associate at Latham & Watkins, joins Clifford Chance as a partner in its European high yield practice today. Before joining Latham & Watkins in 2005, Diminich was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges, in […]

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