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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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Deportation appeals pending

The House of Lords is currently considering whether to hear appeals by Philomena Gangadeen, Daniel Jurawan and Khalid Khan against Home Office deportation rulings. The appeals, if allowed, will raise the question of whether, in a case where a decision affects the interests of a child of a prospective deportee, it is incumbent on the […]

Media access to prisoners under scrutiny

Two prisoners are trying to overturn a decision that prevents inmates’ from communicating with the media, reports Roger Pearson The journalist’s right to gain professional access to those serving prison sentences is currently under scrutiny. The Law Lords are considering whether to allow a challenge to an Appeal Court ruling that will enable prison authorities […]

Divided opinions

Chris Fogarty focuses on the top 100 firms’ views on issues ranging from the single currency to a fused profession For a profession that is often accused of being pinstriped and conservative, there is a surprising diversity of opinions about the issues that directly affect firms. More than two thirds of the 125 firms contacted […]

"Road rage' girlfriend's appeal

An appeal is imminent in the case of Tracey Andrews, the woman who claimed her boyfriend was killed in a road-rage attack, but who was later jailed herself for his murder. The appeal is scheduled to start on 21 May. The case attracted widespread publicity when it took place. Immediately after the killing Andrews appeared […]

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