Pet Rent: When tenancy agreements become the dog’s dinner

When the first Atomic Bomb was about to be detonated in the New Mexico desert, no one was quite sure what would happen. Enrico Fermi, the Italian physicist, even speculated it might ignite the atmosphere. That the Tenant Fees Act, introduced only a few months ago, has produced the Pet Rent saga. It isn’t quite…

What is a consumer credit claim?

A recent investment fraud involving the use of software providing deceptive indications as to profits made has brought prominence, albeit in an unwelcome fashion, to the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the capacity it affords to bring claims against creditors rather than suppliers. Section 75 of the act allows anyone who finds that something has…

£260 Million of Fraud Unreported by SMEs

In a recent survey of 500 SMEs conducted by Slater and Gordon, the results showed nearly one in five (18 per cent) of business owners and managers whose companies were hit by scams admitted they did not alert authorities after unearthing suspicious or fraudulent activity. Two thirds (64 per cent) of those SMEs cited fear...

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