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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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What a week it’s been for the FCA. It took the regulator just one bungled announcement relating to an insurance inquiry to wipe billions of pounds off the shares of a number of the UK’s largest insurers. Even George Osborne waded into the ensuing row, citing “profound concern” at the watchdog’s behaviour. In order to […]

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Irwin Mitchell taps trio of banks for £90m funding facility

Irwin Mitchell has secured a £60m rolling banking facility along with an additional £30m buffer in a joint deal with HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The finance package replaces the firm’s existing overdraft and is committed for a four-year period initially. According to the firm’s latest LLP filing, its overdraft facility increased […]

No5 Chambers hosts debate considering UK’s role in Golden Templar attack

On 1 March, No5 Chambers hosted a debate considering the role of the UK government in the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Named ‘India Golden Temple: What Happens Next?’, the event was chaired by Ekwall Singh Tiwana, a barrister in No5’s crime group, and featured a number of speakers. These were […]

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