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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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London brawling

Canada’s largest firm McCarthy Tétrault has faced many obstacles trying to establish itself in the UK with a small three-partner office. But there is one hurdle no other Canadian firm in the City has had to deal with before – the confusion between London, Ontario and London, England. London, England managing partner Rob Bryant recently […]

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Answers to questions about the rise of real estate investment trusts and the fate of Jersey property unit trusts will have to wait until the Chancellor’s next Budget, write Mark Lewis and Christian Harran

Expert witnesses report better bonds with firms

Relationships between expert witnesses and instructing solicitors are improving, as the number of experts instructed to appear in court increases. Nearly 90 per cent of expert witnesses said they found solicitors’ instructions at least adequate, and there has been a rise in the number of solicitors paying experts’ fees promptly. Legal training consultancy Bond Solon […]

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