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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Wedlake Bell’s exclusive alliance has signed up replacement member firms in Germany and Scotland and has gained a Finnish member for the first time, completing its coverage across the EU. Hamburg-based Alpers & Stenger, Finland’s Krogerus & Co and Scotland’s Drummond Miller have joined the Trans European Law Firms Alliance (Telfa). Telfa lost its original […]

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Wm Morrisons’ law firm Ashurst Morris Crisp has reportedly told Sir Ken Morrison that his bid for Safeway would go through, possibly with some minor undertakings on divestments. Ashursts was in danger of getting egg on its face when the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) referred Morrisons’ all-share offer, but competition lawyers have been highly […]

SJ Berwin litigation department loses three

SJ Berwin has lost three lawyers from its litigation department in the last two months. However, Tim Taylor, head of the litigation department, said that the moves are unrelated. One lawyer has gone travelling, while the other two are thought to be moving firms.

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