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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 […]

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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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Playing catch-up

Many fraud cases take too long to prosecute in a criminal court, forcing victims to take the civil route. Andrew Durant and Dan Morrison report on new measures to beat the thieves Fraud, money laundering and embezzlement, often referred to as ‘economic crimes’, cost UK businesses an estimated £40bn a year, according to a new […]

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The Government’s White Paper on defeating organised crime gives more power to prosecutors. Does it go too far? By Tim Owen QC and Alex Bailin The White Paper ‘One Step Ahead: A 21st Century Strategy to Defeat Organised Crime’ is a strange document. It announces the creation of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which […]

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Starting salaries for new MBAs rose 9 per cent last year to $82,000 (£44,200), according to research from QS Research, the organiser of an annual survey of MBA salaries among the world’s top recruiters. Further increases in 2005 and 2006 are expected, according to Nunzio Quacquarelli, QS managing director. “All indicators suggest that 2004 is […]

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Last Monday (8 November) the number of partners in the corporate finance team at London’s Marriott Harrison grew to seven. For a 13-partner firm (eight of which are full equity), that is some critical mass. Rosemary Jackson, formerly an equity partner at Denton Wilde Sapte, is the third corporate partner to join the firm in […]

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