February’s PLC Column: Pre-Action Disclosure

21 February

Pre-Action Disclosure applications are becoming increasingly common in claims against financial service providers.  In the February 2020 column, Lee Finch considers these requests and attempts to use the subject access rights in the Data Protection Act 2018 to achieve the same ends, explains some of the grounds on which to oppose such requests and the tactical […]

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Pupillage applications close today

03 February

Applications for pupillage commencing in October 2021 are now open. Candidates for pupillage commencing in October 2021 should apply by completing the application form below. Guidance notes are also provided to assist prospective candidates. We also strongly recommend reading the Pupillage Brochure and Pupillage Policy and encourage candidates to complete the confidential monitoring form. Application […]

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January’s PLC Column: Categorise Your Mortgage

03 February

In January’s PLC regulated lending column, Ruth Bala explains how to categorise your mortgage, in order to identify the applicable regulatory regime. The column may be read here.

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Court of Appeal rules that dominant purpose test applies to legal advice privilege

29 January

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Jet2.com v Civil Aviation Authority  [2020] EWCA Civ 35, finding that the dominant purpose test (normally associated with litigation privilege) applies in the context of legal advice privilege. The issue arose out of an application for specific disclosure made by Jet2 in underlying judicial review proceedings […]

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£150,000 Fine for Misleading Promotions

24 January

Kingstown Associates Ltd, a mail order business with an annual turnover in excess of £20 million and headquartered in Yorkshire, has been fined £150,000 for targeting elderly consumers with misleading advertisements. The company was convicted following trial at York & Selby Magistrates Court of two charges of engaging in unfair commercial practices contrary to the […]

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November’s PLC column: credit broker commissions

27 December

In November’s PLC regulated lending column, James Ross considers issues surrounding credit broker commissions following the recent decision in Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd (in liquidation) [2019] EWHC 2205.   The column can be read here: PLC Nov 2019  

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Finding of Civil Fraud in Commercial Property Case

06 December

The High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) has handed down judgment in Choi v Park & Park [2019] EWHC 3191 (QB). Robin Kingham represented the claimant in a four-day trial before Margaret Obi (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge). The claim arose out of an agreement between the parties to assign a lease of commercial […]

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Pupillage Applications Now Open

02 December

Applications for pupillage commencing in October 2021 are now open. Candidates for pupillage commencing in October 2021 should apply by completing the application form below. Guidance notes are also provided to assist prospective candidates. We also strongly recommend reading the Pupillage Brochure and Pupillage Policy and encourage candidates to complete the confidential monitoring form. Application […]

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Mobility Furniture Fraudulent Trading Prosecution

04 November

Director of mobility furniture business who misled vulnerable customers found guilty of fraudulent trading and consumer protection offences  Jonathan Goulding and Alison Hollis appeared for the prosecution, Suffolk Trading Standards, in a three week trial at Ipswich Crown Court which concluded on 31st October 2019 with convictions on all of the 16 counts faced by the […]

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October’s PLC column: burden of proof in Unfair Relationship claims

01 November

In Augusts column, Thomas Samuels considers the burden of proof in Unfair Relationship claims following the case of Promontoria (Henrico) Ltd v Samra [2019] EWHC 2327 (Ch). The column can be read here.

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