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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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Cervical smear ruling sparks fears

A health authority’s costs in an appeal are more than the national cervical cancer research budget, writes Roger Pearson. The recent Appeal Court refusal to clear health service chiefs in Kent of liability in respect of three women who were wrongly given the all-clear after undergoing cervical screening has sent ripples of concern throughout the […]

Dolmans prepares for Welsh Assembly with senior management shake-up

CARDIFF firm Dolmans is ringing in changes at the top. The head of defendant litigation Jeffrey MacWilkinson is now set to take on the senior partner role. Roger Morgan is moving up to become head of the property department. MacWilkinson, who joined the firm in 1972, takes over the reins from Ralph Lewis. Lewis retired […]

Bamieh plans second race case against CPS

The CPS prosecutor who won a racial discrimination case against her bosses at an employment tribunal now plans to sue them again. Maria Bamieh, who turned down a massive u110,000 settlement offer and continued her case, claims a second promotion bid has been blocked since she began her original action. A Bedford employment tribunal last […]

In brief: Burton Copeland

Burton Copeland has asked The Lawyer to point out that it was not among several London firms holding talks with the Legal Aid Board over demands to reveal profit and loss details.

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