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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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Courts fail to achieve performance targets

Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) missed eight of its 12 performance targets in the past financial year, its annual report has revealed. As part of the failed targets, the crown court overshot its number of sitting days by more than 1,600, sitting 105,810 days, while the target was 104,200. The court was also looking to […]

Builders and joiners

Pooling resources and knowhow is a good way for councils to ensure high-quality regeneration. By Breellen Warry and Aidan Brookes An ongoing theme in the planning reforms of 2004 is a recognition of the place-shaping role that local authorities play in their communities, a role particularly highlighted in the ‘Planning for a Sustainable Future’ white […]

Halliwells brings in Reed Smith insolvency expert

Reed Smith insolvency expert” />Halliwells is shoring up its corporate recovery team with the hire of Reed Smith Richards Butler insolvency partner Michael McCarthy. The firm intends to use his addition to expand its government-related insolvency capabilities. McCarthy, who was head of insolvency at Richards Butler before its merger with Reed Smith, has advised the […]

White & Case moves to bolster South Africa

White & Case has hired Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison counsel Gabor Molnar as a partner for its Johannesburg office. Molnar, who will focus on US securities work, will be based in London initially, but will move to South Africa as part of the firm’s continued focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa […]

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