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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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Debt buybacks row rages, LMA to negotiate

US AND magic circle partners are continuing to debate the issue of debt buybacks as the Loan Market Association (LMA) prepares to amend its documentation. The LMA said it will amend its primary facility agreements to provide options for the lender and borrower to negotiate whether debt buybacks should be permitted. The association says buybacks […]

Camerons recruits Jardine insurance guru

CMS Cameron McKenna has boosted its insurance offering by poaching the group legal adviser of insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Ed Foss, a former Davies Arnold Cooper partner, joins as a partner under Camerons insurance head Liam O’Connell. The practice now boasts 17 partners and more than 50 associates spread between two sites in […]

Hammonds seeks summary judgment in profit row

Hammonds has applied for summary judgment against seven former partners who are battling the firm over a £3m profit dispute. The firm’s Leeds office chief Simon Miller, who is representing the firm, confirmed Hammonds has applied for summary judgment against Mark Hilton, Simon Palmer, Marija Danilunas, John Deacon, Jonathan Hosie, Martin Thomas and Stephen Tupper. […]

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