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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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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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Insolvency set 3/4 South Square is mourning the death of its distinguished co-head of chambers Lord Alexander of Weedon QC. Lord Alexander died last Sunday (6 November) aged 69. He was called to the bar in 1961 and was appointed silk just 12 years later. Lord Alexander was highly respected as an advocate, acting on […]

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Hammonds is on course to recover from last year’s disastrous performance after its locked-in partners made solid progress during the first half of the current financial year. Half-year revenue was estimated at £65m, a growth of more than 8 per cent from the same point in 2004. The figure puts the firm on course to […]

Clifford Chance overhauls New York management

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