‘Campbell v Tyrrell’ and the Business Purposes Exemption

04 May

In April’s PLC column Ruth Bala considers the application of the “business purposes” test in the regulated lending sphere, following the judgment of the High Court in Campbell v Tyrrell & ors [2022] EWHC 423 (Ch). The column may be read here.


Food Law Update Conference

26 April

David Travers QC Queens Counsel at Gough Square Chambers David Travers QC will be chairing and speaking at the Legal Training Consultancy’s Food Law Update Conference tomorrow, 27 April 2022. This conference is intended to be a comprehensive online half-day event for all those who need to keep up to date with the latest developments […]


Announcement of new CMA consumer powers

21 April

On 20 April 2022, the Government included new plans to strengthen consumer law and protect the public. In conjunction with stronger powers for the CMA to tackle anti-competitive behaviour such as price-fixing and “killer acquisitions”, the Government announced: new legislation to make it clearly illegal to pay for fake reviews; new rules to make it […]


Case on Breathing Space Regulations

31 March

In West One Loan Limited v Salih (County Court at Central London, HHJ Monty QC, 30 March 2022), Julian Gun Cuninghame appeared for the defendant borrowers on an application by a bridging loan lender to cancel a breathing space moratorium obtained by one of four joint borrowers under The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium […]


NLJ Article on Ryanair DAC v The CAA concerning Regulation (EC) 261/2004

18 March

In this New Law Journal Article, Lee Finch and Ann-Marie O’Neil consider the recent Court of Appeal decision in Ryanair DAC v The CAA [2022] EWCA Civ 76 and the meaning of “extraordinary circumstances” under Regulation 261/2004. The Court of Appeal held that industrial action by Ryanair’s employees did not amount to “extraordinary circumstances” for […]


British Car Auctions Limited fined £1.1m for a Health and Safety Offence arising from a serious Injury at a Vehicle Auction

09 March

David Travers QC, leading Laura Phillips, prosecuted British Car Auctions Limited after an incident at a vehicle auction site operated by BCA at Eldon Way, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, in 2018. BCA, which had a turnover last year of £316,499,000, sold cars online and at 24 auction sites around the country, including the Paddock Wood […]


‘Ryanair v CAA’: CA judgment on ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’

02 February

Court of Appeal Rules That Strikes by an Airline’s Own Crew Are Not Extraordinary Circumstances The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in Ryanair DAC v The CAA [2022] EWCA Civ 76, concerning the liability of air carriers to pay compensation under Regulation 261/2004 in cases where flights are cancelled due to industrial […]


Jurisdiction to make Rent Repayment Orders

26 January

Kazowska and others -v- White confirms that there is no jurisdiction to make a rent repayment order against the director of a landlord company.   The Upper Tribunal has confirmed that that there is no jurisdiction to make a rent repayment order under Chapter 4 of Part 2 of the Housing an Planning Act 2016 […]


Covid Disruption Effect on Contracts – ‘Football Association v PPLive’

26 January

In an article for LexisNexis, Fred Philpott considers the recent decision in Football Association Premier League Ltd v PPLive Sports International Ltd (a company incorporated in Hong Kong SAR)[2022] EWHC 38 (Comm), where the High Court examined how the pandemic disruption affected a contract for television rights. Article available here: Lexis Article FA v PPLive


December’s PLC column: Smith v RBS

07 January

In the December 2021 column, Sabrina Goodchild considers the recent judgment in Smith v Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2021] EWCA Civ 1832. The case concerns the limitation period applicable to unfair relationship claims under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) and the effect of the transitional provisions governing the same.   The column can […]