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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: Clyde & Co finds new senior partner

Insurance lawyer John Dunt (pictured right) has been appointed senior partner at Clyde & Co’s Guildford office. Dunt succeeds Robert Chapman, who helped found the Guildford office 26 years ago and recently retired. Initially a marine and marine insurance practice, the office has expanded its company commercial work in recent years and now employs 60 […]

In brief: DAC appoints Manchester property head

Davies Arnold Cooper has appointed Nigel Madeley as head of property in Manchester. Madeley was with Addleshaws for over 10 years and left before the recent merger with Booth & Co to join niche property practice McGuiness Finch in Leeds, where he stayed less than six months before returning to Manchester.

In brief: SFLA launches manifesto for law reform

The Solicitors Family Law Association has launched a campaign to put family law reform high on the political agenda in the run-up to the elections. A 10-point manifesto, Agenda For Change, was published by the SFLA in the House of Lords last week. The document is being sent to MPs, peers and prospective parliamentary candidates […]

AIM finds lawyers are the best

Lawyers give better value for money than any other advisers that help companies to float on the Alternative Investment Market, according to a survey which was published last week by accountancy firm Neville Russell. But the survey also found that in many cases the company used its nominated adviser’s lawyer, on the nominated adviser’s recommendation, […]

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