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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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Lukewarm response to financial services

A QUESTION mark hangs over the future of financial services as figures from the Law Society reveal that fewer firms than expected have taken up the gauntlet to carry out investment business. The society received 306 applications from firms looking to register for “qualified person” status in time for the deadline of 1 November when […]

CPS defends stance on Lawrence

SENIOR Crown Prosecution Service lawyers have stood by their decision to reject the Stephen Lawrence case despite last week’s committal to trial of two youths charged with the black teenager’s murder. They have warned that the test applied by magistrates in committing the defendants to the Crown Court is less stringent than that applied by […]

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Rowe & Maw clinches first Unilever deal

LONDON firm Rowe & Maw celebrated taking over property work for the Unilever Group by negotiating terms on the exchange of a subsidiary’s Bedford premises. The firm last month won the tender to supply legal services for all Unilever operating companies. Unilever’s in-house property solicitor Ralph Harwood retired and assistant Nicola Morris joined the firm. […]

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A case that develops the cause of multi-plaintiff litigation

Roger Pearson Since its emergence, multi-plaintiff litigation has charted a difficult and sometimes hazardous course. The recent £7 million settlement of the multi-handed Myodil action is, however, a result which has done much to establish the credibility of the group action system. Solicitor David Harris, senior partner at Alexander Harris, of Sale, Cheshire, masterminded the […]

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