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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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Four major retail deals are on the shelves, which have provided City lawyers with a much needed boost in M&A work The sale of Allders’ stores by the collapsed retailer’s joint administrators has turned into a retail frenzy, with several firms securing key instructions to advise the bidders. Thanks to a conflict on the Allders […]

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Midlands firm Rutherfords takes its law enforcement seriously. The three-partner outfit is headed by none other than The Bill’s Jim Carver. Known as being earnest, intense and scrupulously honest, Carver is an ideal figurehead for a firm that bases its work on conveyancing, family and personal injury. Of course, Carver has had his troubles in […]

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The Law Society Council today (Thursday 24 February) gave the go-ahead for the next stage of the controversial Training Framework Review, which has split the profession’s educational establishment. The review proposes to scrap the current system for qualifying as a solicitor, replacing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with a series of assessments undertaken over a […]

Poison pill letter

Thanks must go to the Slaughters-friendly well-wisher who sent this anonymous email to Tulkinghorn the other day: “I was intrigued by Slaughter and May‘s job ad in last week’s The Lawyer, headed ‘Pension funds – the new poison pill?’ Presumably there’s no one at Bunhill Row who can remember the 1980s (or even the early […]

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