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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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UK advocacy training wins plaudits from SA barristers

John Malpas reports THE QUALITY of advocacy training at the Bar has been praised by a team of South African barristers preparing to set up a similar scheme in their own country. The arrival of the delegation of 13 barristers in London as part of a govern- ment-sponsored aid programme was reported in last week’s […]

Left out in the cold

Imagine spending five years researching one of the most complex and sensitive issues in current legal history. Imagine consulting widely and taking on board the varying views of individuals and groups of all persuasions. Imagine working with a team of highly-experienced government lawyers to make sure the report you bring out at the end of […]

City firms square up for Chilean copper case

Herbert Smith is acting for the Chilean state copper company Codelco in its $170 million litigation against a London trading company alleging conspiracy to defraud. The action by Codelco, the world’s biggest copper producer, is against a London Metal Exchange trading company, Sogemin. Codelco is seeking damages relating to losses suffered in the copper futures […]

Web site for technology magazine

Helen Sage reports The first edition of an electronic journal on law and information technology will go on-line on 31 January. As well as containing articles about law, technology and legal information The Journal on Information Law and Technology will include a special feature on data protection. It will be published as a joint project […]

Future faces of finance

The consensus of solicitors canvassed is that London is the place to find a banking specialist. The area is seen as reasonably buoyant, although one senior litigation partner at a top 10 City firm commented “it seems that the juniors are just not coming through”. “We are tending to do more and more advocacy in-house, […]

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