PPI ‘mis-selling’ going to the Supreme Court

23 February

Update: read summary of decision here and find copy of judgment available here The Court of Appeal’s judgment in the conjoined cases of Conlon v Black Horse and Plevin v Paragon was handed down in December 2013. Ruth Bala of Gough Square Chambers was led by David Bailey QC, representing the finance company. Black Horse […]

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High Court decision on unenforceable debt

22 February

Bradley Say and Simon Popplewell, both of Gough Square, appeared before the High Court: In the matter of London Scottish Finance Ltd (in Administration) v Craig and others [2013] EWHC 4047 (Ch). This was an application for directions in the administration of London Scottish Finance Ltd which considered the extent to which money paid under […]

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New tenant Jeremy Barnett joins Chambers

21 February

Gough Square Chambers is delighted to welcome Jeremy Barnett, an experienced practitioner in regulatory law, who also sits as a Recorder.

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Consumer ADR and ODR

21 February

Enforceable rights to resolve consumer cross-border disputes by Alternative Dispute Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution moved a little closer on 12 March 2013 when the European Parliament approved the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directive and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Regulation. The Consumer ADR Directive, which will be effective from mid-2015, will require the Member State […]

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Legal Advice Privilege

21 February

Supreme Court confirms that client’s right to claim Legal Advice Privilege only applies to advice given by professionally qualified lawyers In its recent judgment in R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another [2013] UKSC 1, the Supreme Court upheld by a majority of 5:2 the […]

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Chambers & Partners 2014

21 February

Gough Square is once again the top ranked chambers for Consumer Law, including consumer credit.

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Meaning of ‘Commercial Practice’ under CPUT

20 February

R v Christopher Steele [2012] C.T.L.C. 109 On 17th April 2012 Mr Recorder Lowe QC sitting in the Snaresbrook Crown Court accepted defence submissions by Claire Andrews that misrepresentations to one consumer in the context of one building contract could not be unfair commercial practices within the meaning of the Regulations. The practices alleged by the […]

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Torfaen CBC v Douglas Willis Ltd Supreme Court judgment

19 February

On 31st July 2013 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on use-by dates. Jonathan Kirk QC and Iain MacDonald, both of Gough Square, successfully represented the appellant local authority. Read the article Read the judgment

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The Pink Book published by Jordan in June 2013

18 February

Jordan has published the third edition of ‘Consumer and Trading Standards Law and Practice’ (the ‘Pink Book’). The authors include six members of chambers, including Jonathan Kirk QC (also a general editor). The Pink Book is a comprehensive guide to consumer law, including unfair terms, unfair commercial practices and European consumer regulation. Available from Jordan […]

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Leading Commercial Practices Cases under 2008 Unfair Trading Regulations

17 February

Jonathan Kirk QC, who joined Gough Square Chambers in 2011, and Jonathan Goulding appeared in a significant case on the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 in R v X Ltd [2013] EWCA 818. The parties cannot be identified as the matter has been remitted for trial after a successful prosecution appeal against a […]

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