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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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Camerons' eastern promise set to go West

Cameron McKenna is set to follow the likes of Clifford Chance and Linklaters & Alliance into the risky game of global expansion (The Lawyer, 15 March). This week, the firm will officially announce plans to expand its business into North America. In April it will make a second announcement which will reveal details of its […]

SJ Berwin's trade mark team joins Field Fisher

SJ BERWIN’S trade mark and designs group is moving to Field Fisher Waterhouse. The entire 15-strong team, including partner John Olsen and five lawyers, will go at the end of the month. Olsen says he is moving to Field Fisher because intellectual property is a core practice there, unlike at SJ Berwin. “I am a […]

LawSoc tackles Govt on Immigration Bill

The Law Society has challenged the Government to publish any evaluation it has carried out on whether the Immigration and Asylum Bill is consistent with human rights legislation. In a stinging report to the special standing committee hearing submissions on the Bill, the society says it believes it fails to meet basic human rights and […]

MPs call for judges to register interests

MEMBERS of Parliament are signing up to an early day motion calling on judges to register their interests. This week they are calling for a shake-up in the judiciary and urging the Government to look at “further reforms” to modernise the system for selecting judges. The demand for reform comes as Law Lords are due […]

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