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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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Direct access adds £500K to Outer Temple’s coffers

OUTER Temple Chambers’ furrow into direct public access (DPA) is becoming a goldmine, with the set adding £500,000 to its balance sheet in the last six months. Forty members of the 64-barrister set have been trained to undertake DPA work over the last 18 months. Barristers who have signed up to DPA, which was introduced […]

ADR: Skills transfer

Mediation may require slightly different skills to litigation but barristers can still put their all into the work. By Beverly-Ann Rogers Standing on a draughty railway station late one evening after a fraught but ultimately successful mediation, the barristers for the parties and I fell to discussing the challenges and satisfaction of representing parties in […]

DMH Stallard secures permission for Seagulls’ new home

South East firm DMH Stallard represented Brighton & Hove Albion (FC) on its successful planning application for a 22,500-seat stadium at Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton. Communities secretary Hazel Blears today approved the club’s planning application, which was first submitted by DMH in October 2001. The approval will see the club gain a new […]

MBRM faces action over Refco debt ‘cover-up’

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has been landed with a $245m (£119.2m) lawsuit from buyout house Thomas H Lee Partners, a creditor of bankrupt derivatives trader Refco. Lee is alleging a cover-up by MBRM. MBRM had girded itself against a potential suit ever since a bankruptcy examiner’s report earlier this month found that the […]

Hyping error

The curse of the hyped-up press release struck Latham & Watkins recently, resulting in a well-aimed slap on the wrist. One of Tulkinghorn’s more reliable in-house moles informed him the other day that the US firm had issued some waffle that put its name in big, bright lights for what, in fact, was a very […]

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