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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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Nearly 15 years on, the Human Rights Act is still dividing judges, the public and Parliament – and don’t even mention the media Since its enactment in 1998 the Human Rights Act (HRA) has proven to be one of the most controversial pieces of legislation passed in the UK. Its supporters believe it has made […]

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Leading sets sign up to bar social mobility scheme

The Inner Temple has launched a social mobility initiative in partnership with 42 chambers with the aim of giving work experience to underrepresented students. The Pegasus Access Scheme (PAS), which is aimed at university students or recent graduates, will provide a range of three- to five-day mini-pupillages at the partner chambers, which include UK top […]

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Speed bumps on the road to ABS

Speed up authorisation or risk scuppering finance deals, SRA told Pressure is mounting on the SRA to speed up the authorisation of alternative business structures (ABS) after concern that private equity deals could collapse as a result of regulatory delays. Insurance firm Parabis agreed a £50m funding deal with private equity house Duke Street in […]

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Field Fisher moots options for ABS valuation

Field Fisher Waterhouse is considering bringing in an outside company to value the business as it considers options for a conversion to an alternative business structure (ABS). The firm’s board is looking at whether there are parts of the business that could be valued and is assessing options, including external investment. A spokesperson said the […]

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