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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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Murdoch takes management mantle at McGrigor Donald

Leading Scottish firm, McGrigor Donald has appointed Kirk Murdoch as its managing partner. Murdoch, who will assume the role in August, has been a partner with the firm since 1982, and is the firm’s current head of property. The property practice makes up more than one third of the firm’s workload, just behind company and […]

Octogenarian search blunder?

An 80-year-old woman from Bideford, Devon, is heading for a High Court confrontation with Devon and Cornwall police as a result of the effects she claims she suffered after television crews were allowed to film her home being searched for stolen goods. Frances Jarvis is to sue the police, the BBC and Touch Productions for […]

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If 1996 was the year when Internet became the word most used without any real understanding, then 1997 may well be the year when we work it all out. Last year, Internet panic swept through the travel industry as companies wondered and worried about the effect of this new medium. One moment an ugly rumour […]

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