Permission to appeal to Supreme Court in intermediate landlord case

29 July

Julian Gun Cuninghame acting on a Public Access basis has succeeded on behalf of the landlord in obtaining permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in Edwards v Kumarasamy [2015] EWCA Civ 20 [2015] 2 WLR 1408. This case is important for a landlord who is a tenant under a long lease and lets out […]

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Supreme Court hears ‘Beavis’ appeal

28 July

Jonathan Kirk QC and Thomas Samuels have appeared in the Supreme Court in Beavis v ParkingEye Ltd (heard 21 – 23 July). The appeal involved a challenge to the current law relating to penalty clauses and has been the subject of wide-spread media attention. Judgment is expected in late 2015. Previous News item on Court […]

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Court of Appeal Judgment in NRAM v McAdam

23 July

This morning (23 July 2015) the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of NRAM v McAdam [2015] EWCA Civ 751. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the High Court and held that Northern Rock had not, by drafting unregulated agreements in a regulated form, contracted in to the regulated scheme […]

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Consumer Rights Act Conference

17 July

On 16 July 2015, Gough Square Chambers hosted a conference on the forthcoming Consumer Rights Act at the Bridewell Theatre in London. Kate Urell explained the new remedies in consumer contracts, Lee Finch spoke on the new digital content regime, Iain Macdonald covered enhanced consumer measures, Simon Popplewell discussed the civil remedies for unfair commercial […]

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Trading Standards Conference 2015: talks available

02 July

This year’s Trading Standards Institute Conference was held in Bournemouth. Gough Square Chambers again hosted a stand and delivered two mini-theatre sessions. Iain MacDonald gave a talk on “Expensive Commercial Practices” encompassing the recent increase in magistrates’ sentencing powers, enhanced consumer measures and the draft sentencing guidance in respect of health and safety and food […]

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