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Podcast on Secret Commissions and Fiduciary Obligations

28 April

In a new podcast, Thomas Samuels discusses the case law on secret commissions and fiduciary obligations in consumer law. The podcast is available through CPDCast here. The podcast includes a discussion of the recent case of McWilliam v Norton Finance (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) [2015] EWCA Civ 186; Thomas’ summary of that decision can be […]


Court of Appeal rules parking charges are not ‘penalties’

23 April

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in Parkingeye v Beavis [2015] EWCA Civ 402. Jonathan Kirk QC successfully represented the parking company. A charge of £50 (increased to £85 following non-payment within 14 days) had been imposed for overstaying a two hour free stay in a city centre car park by 56 […]


CPR Part 36: New Rules

10 April

A new version of Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules now applies to offers made on or after 6 April this year. Although much of Part 36 remains the same, it has been subject to several substantive changes and significant reordering. The greatest changes come in the following four areas: 1) High claimant offers […]


Mortgage Credit Directive Order

08 April

Parliament made the Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (SI 2015/910) on 25th March 2015. Copy available here MCDO. Generally, the MCDO will comes into force on 21st March 2016, but it will be in force from 20th April 2015 for the purposes of applications for Part 4A permission, or entry on the register of consumer […]


Anthony Scrivener QC: 1935 – 2015

06 April

Gough Square pays its respects to Anthony Scrivener QC and it was with great sadness that we received the news of his death. His skill and advocacy were responsible for the development of several of the areas of law in which we specialise. He had many outstanding achievements as a barrister, both in silk and […]


Swift 1st Ltd v the Chief Land Registrar CA judgment

01 April

Swift 1st Ltd, represented by Josephine Hayes of Gough Square has succeeded in defeating the Chief Land Registrar’s appeal. The Chief Land Registrar appealed to the Court of Appeal against a finding of liability to indemnify the lender for loss of a cancelled charge. The Court of Appeal’s judgment is available here Swift v Land […]