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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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JMW unveils money laundering initiative

Manchester firm JMW Solicitors has launched a money laundering advisory business with a partner from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary as it embarks on a major expansion plan. Commercial litigation partner Tony Winterburn joined JMW this month after 18 years at DLA Piper. His appointment comes shortly after the launch in late 2005 of JMW’s […]

Reed Smith UK outstrips firmwide revenue rise

REED Smith has posted a 12 per cent increase in firm-wide revenue, with the two UK offices posting 15 per cent growth. UK revenue grew to $41.7m (£23.6m) in 2005 while the firm posted a total of $563m (£319m). It is the second consecutive year growth in Reed Smith’s London and Coventry offices has outstripped […]

Law Society disbands training review group

The future of legal education in England and Wales has been thrown into doubt following the Law Society’s decision to abolish the Training Framework Review Group (TFRG). The move comes as the Law Society’s new regulation board takes over responsibility for education and training matters. However, members of the TFRG and LPC providers claimed that […]

MBO sees Cripps Portfolio quit firm

Cripps Harries Hall is set to see turnover drop by 25 per cent this year as its investment and wealth management arm completes a management buyout (MBO). Cripps Portfolio, which has renamed itself Heartwood Wealth Management, carried out the MBO late last year. However, some partners at Cripps still own minority stakes in the business, […]

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