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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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Schillings to undertake a legal assessment for the iRights framework

As a signatory of iRights – a charter of five simple principles to enable children and young people to access the internet creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly – Schillings has embarked on a three-month research project to build a legal framework for the adoption of the iRights. Jenny Afia, partner at Schillings, speaking at a reception […]

A&O plants Peerpoint in Hong Kong to crack Asian market

Allen & Overy has kick-started its Asian ambitions with the roll-out of flexible resourcing division Peerpoint to Hong Kong this week. The firm is testing the waters in China with the hope of proving that Peerpoint can work effectively outside the London market. Peerpoint will continue to rely on A&O alumni, who will be called […]

No5 Chambers duo in the saddle for charity

Inspired by the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish, two well-known characters from the Midlands legal fraternity are climbing into the saddle for a fundraising challenge. Tony McDaid, practice director at No5 Chambers, and Martin Hulbert, senior personal injury practice manager, are set to cycle from Tunbridge Wells to Amsterdam to […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advises Argos on launch of digital stores

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised high-street retailer and long-standing client Argos on its arrangement with Sainsbury’s to launch a series of new Argos digital stores within a number of its UK supermarkets. The arrangement sees Argos and Sainsbury’s join forces to introduce distinct ‘store-within-a-store’ concessions, offering customers increased choice and convenience as part […]

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