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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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BLP and Landmark pick up instructions on runway battle between Gatwick and Heathrow

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Landmark Chambers have won roles on the ongoing battle between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports over additional runway capacity for the south-east of England. The Airports Commission is expected to deliver a recommendation to the Government later this year following a consultation over the need for additional UK airport capacity.  Gatwick […]

Vantage car dealership acquisition sees Walker Morris take the legal wheel

The latest acquisition for the Vantage Motor Group brings its total sites to 21. A multidisciplinary legal team from Walker Morris advised Vantage on the acquisition of David Ian Ltd Skoda in Morecambe – its first Skoda dealership – boosting group turnover from £215 to £223m and increasing its network of sites to 21. The […]

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Newcastle’s Vertu Motors turns to Muckle for inaugural general counsel hire

Newcastle-based motor retail company Vertu Motors has hired Muckle corporate partner Nicola Loose as its first general counsel. Loose acted for Vertu on its acquisition of Bristol Street Motors Group and its relisting on AIM in 2007 at Muckle, where she practiced corporate finance and company law with a specific focus on motor retail. As […]

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