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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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Norton Rose picks duo to head China practice

Norton Rose has selected the lawyers to lead its charge into China, poaching two French-qualified partners from Vovan & Associés to head the office there. Norton Rose‘s international network is understood to have attracted Jean-Marc Deschandol and Virginie Deslandres to the firm.The UK firm has still to gain approval for its application to open an […]

The giant killers

Two-partner class action specialist Class Law has felled more than one giant in its brief three-year history and now has Railtrack in its crosshairs. Kathryn Hobbs discovers what is attracting all the media attention It would be all too easy to dismiss this small, two-partner London firm as an inconsequential upstart. But mock the name […]

Punting for change

Ireland’s tax laws attract a lot of global business, but as Vincent Power reports, the planned revision of its mergers and competition regimes could be the cause of some consternation The UK Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) website states: “Ireland offers great potential for UK companies. It is our fifth-largest export market, taking a […]

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