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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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Identifying fraud is key to prevention

Fraud and how to spot it is the subject of a book published by accountancy firm KPMG. ‘Fraud Watch: A guide for business’ is filled with real-life examples. KPMG wrote it in response to a request from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, says institute president Roger Lawson. Ian Huntington, co-author and […]

Cracking the whip

If the Lord Chief Justice needed any confirmation that he is on the right course with his High Court changes, it came with the results of a survey of the 400 biggest UK corporates. The survey, commissioned by City firm Herbert Smith, reveals nearly all respondents said the system had deterred them from pursuing good […]

In brief: Lawyer advised on international scene

The EC Lawyers’ Society and the London Young Solicitors’ Group will host a seminar for lawyers working in the international sector at the Law Society next month. Dual-qualified French and English barrister Gilles d’Aigremont will speak on the subject of solicitors working abroad, addressing topics including EC developments on rights of establishment, and the attitude […]

Litigation Writs 31/01/95

Sky TV faces a claim for $1.3 million in the High Court following allegations it is in breach of a deal under which it is said to have agreed to pay more than $2.3 million for film broadcasting rights. In a writ just issued against Sky Television, Penta International (UK) and Pentamerica Communications are suing […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: David Llewelyn

Former McKenna and Co solicitor and intellectual property specialist David Llewelyn is the founder of new City firm Llewelyn Zietman. He was born in Warrington in 1956 and now lives in London. What was your first job? On a production line packing 24 cans of Heinz baby food into boxes. It made me determined to […]

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