Overriding Interest - Summer 2012


In this issue:

Abolition of Distress... 1

Events and Announcements... 2

New Lawyers... 3

Cases... 6

Transaction Focus... 7

Excerpt from Abolition of Distress:

The Ministry of Justice recently ended consultation on a paper entitled “Transforming Bailiff Action”. The aim of the paper and any legislative changes that arise from it is, it is said, to provide more protection against “aggressive bailiffs” who use “intimidating and threatening behaviour”. The proposals in the paper that are likely to be of key interest to readers of OI are those regarding the much delayed bringing into force of provisions in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

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