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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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Hook, line and stinker

Tulkinghorn, being a fly-fishing man himself, was naturally happy to show his support in person at The Lawyer’s Fishing Club Annual Beginners’ Day on Saturday 9 April. The great man’s technique was, as ever, the envy of all. Just a few minutes of tuition from casting gurus Robin Elwes and Trevor Morgan and the days […]

Flag Telecom counsel quits for Medtronic

FLAG Telecom’s general counsel has quit after four years to move into the healthcare sector. FLAG Telecom’s general counsel has quit after four years to move into the healthcare sector. Kees van Ophem, who joined Zurich-based FLAG in October 2001, is leaving the international wholesale network transport and communications services provider in May to take up a […]

Kings’ chambers contributions cut as turnover soars

Northern set Kings Chambers has reported a turnover increase of 20 per cent while slashing its chambers contributions by 3 per cent between 2003 and 2004. Northern set Kings Chambers has reported a turnover increase of 20 per cent while slashing its chambers contributions by 3 per cent between 2003 and 2004. Kings, which has a financial year-end of 31 […]

Green around the bills

Clifford Chance has been decorating its Docklands office with trendy modern art since it moved into the building 18 months ago. The ground floor is adorned with large sculptures that wouldn’t be out of place in the Tate Modern; and the walls are covered in bright, abstract prints. But the firm has now moved into […]

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