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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

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A FOREIGN Office grant of £26,000 will unite law students from East and West Europe at an international conference in Nottingham next month. The UK branch of the European Law Students Association is staging the organisation’s 28th International Council Meeting from 9 to 16 September. The conference will be the first attended by students from […]

In brief: Eversheds pools licensing resources

Eversheds has set up a national licensing group to co-ordinate its liquor, gaming and public entertainment licensing work. The firm has licensing lawyers in 12 offices scattered around the country. “The national group will enable us to pool our national and regional expertise for the benefit of clients,” said Bristol-based licensing specialist Jeremy Phillips.

Surge in client/lawyer sex claims

A LEADING US employment attorney has urged law firms to take action to prevent clients from sexually harassing their lawyers after recent cases in the US showed the practice was on the increase. LA lawyer Karen Kaplowitz told ABA delegates a growing number of actions involving sexual harassment by clients, opposing counsel and judges had […]

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