The Lawyer Inquiry: Eamon Moloney

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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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Practice opts for Network Computing

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Tax case reporting takes to the Net

Elizabeth Davidson reports THE SPECIALIST tax set Gray’s Inn Chambers has launched a case reporting service on the internet. The Tax Case Reporting Service, launched by the chambers on 15 July, will make the results of some tax cases available within half an hour of a decision being reached. Initially it will only include details […]

Law Soc wins in compensation case

Around £35m of mortgage lender claims against the Law Society’s Compensation Fund have been thrown out by the House of Lords Appeals Committee. Last week, the committee backed an earlier Court of Appeal ruling that the society was not obliged to compensate mortgage lenders defrauded by dishonest solicitors when the losses were caused principally by […]

The paperless alternatives

Even in its simplest form electronic publishing can be a cheap and easy way of adding value to a book, says Chris Pamplin. Chris Pamplin is the editor of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. It is easy to see why so many publishing houses favour moving into electronic publishing. It is all about image. […]

A case for reform

Public defenders could save money and improve the system, argues Mike Dailly. Mike Dailly is a solicitor and editor of SCOLAG, the Scottish Legal Action Group journal. Expenditure on criminal legal aid per capita in the UK is among the highest in the world. How long can this continue? The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) […]

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