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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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In brief: Alsop Wilkinson in merger talks

City-based Lawrence Graham is in merger talks with national firm Alsop Wilkinson. If successful, the merger would create a firm with over 400 fee earners and 129 partners placing it 12th in size in The Lawyer Top 100 listing. Alsop Wilkinson was most recently in merger talks with the now-defunct Turner Kenneth Brown and latterly […]

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INFOTECH Everyone is talking about the Internet but is it of any commercial use to law firms developing their practice? Articles appear every week on connectivity, service providers and the wide range of facilities available, but what are the strengths and weaknesses of the system from the viewpoint of a firm of solicitors. Email is […]

Kensington wins review

Cyril Dixon reports THE COURT of Appeal has cleared the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of unreasonable behaviour towards a tenant seeking council accommodation. Three Lords ruled that the authority did not have an obligation to explain why it felt the woman’s medical needs suited her to a seventh-floor flat. The woman was offered […]

Prosecutors join forces for world-wide association

A NEW world-wide grouping of prosecuting lawyers is set to be officially launched in Budapest next April. Planning for the International Association of Public Prosecutors has already begun and an organising committee has been established. Committee member Eamonn Barnes, Director of Public Prosecutions for the Republic of Ireland, says the proposal for the formation of […]

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