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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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Stress at CPS leads to lawyer's suicide

CROWN Prosecution Service staff are demanding answers from the Director of Public Prosecutions following the suicide of a senior lawyer who had complained of job stress. Jennifer Hudspeth, who was 44 and single, was a Branch Crown Prosecutor who ran the CPS office for south east London in Bexley. She was found by her mother […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Daniel Izza

Daniel Izza was born in Bolton in 1967. He is a partner in the insolvency unit at Manchester firm Pannone & Partners. What subjects did you fail at school? None. What was your first job? Disc Jockey on a radio station in Sardinia (Radio Sigma). What was you first ever salary as a lawyer? u17,500 […]

NHS negligence work boosts Capsticks team

A leading clinical negligence partner has left Le Brasseur J Tickle to join rival firm Capsticks. Mike de Graeve will be a senior lawyer in the expanding department, which earlier this month promoted four new partners from within the firm. The team has grown from eight to 13 partners in the last six months. De […]

Freshfields finds new home in former Gouldens site…

Freshfields is setting up shop in the purpose-built offices of Gouldens. Desperately short of space in its two London offices, the firm has struck a hurried deal for Gouldens’ 22 Tudor Street premises and will move in when the firm relocates to offices in November. The move will provide Freshfields with 37,500sq ft extra space; […]

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