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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 16/6/98

David William Gambrill, 46, admitted 1976, practising at material times on own account as Lewis Bell Darley & Gambrill, Rochester, struck off. Allegations substantiated that he drew monies from client account other than in accordance with the rules, used clients’ funds for his own purposes and those of his wife or of a business controlled […]

Litigation Personal Injury 16/6/98

Atkinson v Associated Electrical Industries & anor – QBD 29 April 1998 Claimant: Wendy Atkinson, 54 Incident: Asbestosis fatality Injuries: Claimant is widow of electrical engineer who died, aged 53, from mesothelioma, 30 years after being exposed to asbestos fibres while working in a north Wales colliery on a project which lasted just two and […]

A legal system fit for the 21st century

Sir Gavin Lightman shares his wide-ranging vision of a reformed and rejuvenated system of justice for the next millennium I have been concerned since I began in practice that there is a public perception of the legal profession – and in particular litigators – as a self-serving clique exploiting for its own profit the public’s […]

In brief: Law Society fills non-constituency seats

The Law Society has elected three new members to fill non-constituency seats. Maria Fernandes has been appointed to the ethnic minorities seat, Pauline McBride has been elected to the local government seat and Robin Healey has been elected to the international practice seat. Kamlesh Bahl has been re-elected as commerce and industry representative.

Rich pickings in the regions

Daniel Holden finds that while there is plenty of regional talent for PI, medical negligence cases are still referred to London The regional Bar hosts a wealth of personal injury specialists which solicitors are happy to instruct, but medical negligence cases are almost invariably referred to London counsel. In Wales, Cardiff and Swansea sets are […]

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