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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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Hina Jilani: Leading rights

Hina Jilani has spent decades fighting for human rights on an international scale, her acumen making her a leading figure in this field for the UN. But events in Pakistan have seen her return to the fray on home soil In November last year the legal system in Pakistan was thrown into chaos. President Pervez […]

Links revamps Middle East management

Linklaters has overhauled its Middle East leadership team bringing in Milan co-managing partner Sarosh Mewawalla as Dubai managing partner and finance practice head. Mewawalla’s appointment, which comes into force from September, comes after incumbent Dubai managing partner Ewan Cameron was promoted to regional senior partner. Cameron will also become co-head of global M&A, alongside seven […]

Lord Chief Justice named in judiciary rejig

The president of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Igor Judge, is to take over from Lord Phillips as Lord Chief Justice from October. The move sees Mr Justices Jackson and Goldring appointed as Lord Justices of Appeal to replace Sir Igor and Lord Justice Buxton who is set to retire in October. Mr Justice Aikens […]

Clydes’ new international board to set global vision

Clyde & Co partners have okayed plans to set up an international board aimed at driving the firm’s global strategy. At the firm’s international conference on 28 June, the partners passed a motion to allow its worldwide ­strategy to be run out of Dubai, with the new board set to be chaired by commercial ­partner […]

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