Commercial law

Gough Square regularly deals with general commercial issues, whether arising in the context of financial services law, or more generally. We have experience in sale and supply of goods, company law, partnership, professional negligence and insolvency.

Reported cases include:

  • Beavis v ParkingEye Ltd [2015] UKSC 67: landmark Supreme Court case on whether an £85 parking charge constituted a penalty at common law and/or was an unfair contract term;
  • Kulkarni v Manor Credit [2010] EWCA Civ 69; [2010]; 2 All E.R. (Comm) 1017: claim by innocent purchaser of a vehicle against a finance company, in the context of a large scale fraud by a vehicle fleet management company. The rules in the Sale of Goods Act 1979 s.18 r.5(1) were unlikely to reflect the parties’ intentions where the seller knew that it lacked the necessary property in the goods to transfer title and had no intention of fulfilling its contract to transfer property

See also our separate pages on Financial Services and Sale and Supply of Goods and Services.