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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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In brief: Memorial service for meningitis victim

A memorial service for Charlotte Spaldin will be held at St Bride’s church on Fleet Street at 12 noon on Wednesday this week. Spaldin was an assistant solicitor in Rosling King’s litigation department. She died of meningitis on 19 December 1997.

Bristol law school drops LPC course

THE SENATE at Bristol University has voted to close its Legal Practice Course as a result of a global Law Society freeze on increases to the number of course places being offered across the country. The vote is almost certain to lead to the course’s closure although it is uncertain whether this September’s course will […]

SocGen legal head boosts his team

The head of legal and compliance at SocGen Asset Management, Nicola Horlick’s new fund management company, is beefing up his legal team. Robert Guest, a former senior legal officer with investment regulator Fimbra has hired two others to his team, Sheila Redston, who has moved over from Gartmore, another fund management company; and Sara Yaffe, […]

Litigation Personal Injury 3/2/98

Quinn v MoD CA 28 November, 1997 Claimant: Ronald Quinn, 65 Incident: Exposure to asbestos Injuries and contentions: Appellant exposed to asbestos dust for more than 40 years while serving in the Royal Navy claimed damages from Ministry of Defence (MoD). Alleged that between 1949 and 1956 he was exposed to large quantities of asbestos […]

Seeking asylum from death sentence

A pregnant Pakistani woman could face being stoned to death if she is not given refugee status in the UK, reports Roger Pearson The Law Lords have decided to allow a battered wife from Pakistan, who fears death by stoning if she is forced to return home, to bring her plea to stay in the […]

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