COVID-19

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic Chambers’ building is closed and clerks and barristers are working remotely.

We are committed to ensuring that work is completed as efficiently as possible in these difficult times and ask our clients to contact us electronically in the first instance by emailing gsc@goughsq.co.uk or the relevant barrister directly.

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Consumer contracts

28 November

We regularly advise businesses on the enforceability of their standard terms, and review documents and procedures for compliance with, inter alia, the: Consumer Rights Act 2015 Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004 Business Protection from Misleading Marketing […]

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Sale and supply of goods and services

28 November

Members of chambers advise on and act in disputes as to the provision of services, as well as supply chain disputes arising out of regulatory issues. We are experienced in the contractual and regulatory problems which these cases present. Members of chambers regularly act in cases concerning defective goods, involving implied terms as to satisfactory […]

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Trading standards

28 November

Members of chambers act for businesses, individuals and enforcement agencies across the full range of trading standards matters, including unfair commercial practices, weights and measures, trademark infringement and under-age sales. We have particular expertise in applications for orders under the Enterprise Act 2002. Our involvement includes both representation at court and advice on preparation of […]

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Food law

28 November

Members of chambers act for businesses and individuals involved with food production, import/export, packaging and retailing, in addition to acting for enforcement agencies across the whole range. We have particular expertise in defending food poisoning cases. We also represent businesses and enforcement agencies in the field of health and safety dealing with cases ranging from […]

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Product safety and liability

28 November

Members of chambers have acted in civil and criminal cases which concern contractual and regulatory problems regarding products, including products covered by the Directives of the New Approach and Global Approach/ New Legislative Framework. Chambers undertakes advisory work on liability issues arising both in the supply chain and at the point of placement on the market/retail. […]

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Health & safety

28 November

Both defending and prosecuting in relation to fatalities and non-fatal incidents in the workplace. Chambers also has experience of dealing with issues arising from failures of medical devices and the use of hazardous materials. Wandsworth LBC v Caffe Nero Group Ltd (Wimbledon Magistrates’ court, March 2016): successful due diligence defence; food safety offences; wire in panini […]

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Gambling Regulation

31 October

As part of their consumer regulatory specialism, members of Gough Square practise in gambling law. In particular, Kevin de Haan QC is an internationally acclaimed expert in the field. Members of chambers advise on operating licence applications and can deal with reviews for alleged regulatory breaches. Such work often relates to lotteries or remote casinos operated […]

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Environmental and climate change law

28 November

Including water pollution, noise nuisance and noise abatement notices. Prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Reported cases include: R (Kingston upon Hull City Council) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2016]: judicial review of endorsement by BIS’ Better Regulation Delivery Office (‘BRDO’) of […]

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Other regulatory law

28 November

Advertising standards Members advise on submissions to the ASA. Recent examples include: adjudications that advertisements were misleading if they suggested that the decision to take out a loan “had not been carefully considered”; the “crazy frog” ringtone adjudication (before both the ASA and ICSTIS panels); misleading pricing by high street retailers; borderline medicinal claims. Litigated […]

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