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Government outlines proposed reforms to bolster consumer protection

28 July

The government has published proposals to increase enforcement powers – including fines of up to 10% of global turnover for breaches of consumer law – and target specific sectors and unscrupulous practices. These proposals are unsurprising, given the forthcoming consumer redress mechanism across the EU, but it will be interesting to see how many of […]

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John Pugh -2021

10 July

We are saddened by the unexpected news that John Pugh, of John Pugh Chambers in Liverpool, has died. John acted for consumers in such notable cases as Nelmes v NRAM Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 491, McMullon v Secure the Bridge Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 884, Brandon v American Express Services Europe Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1187, Evans v Cherry […]

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May’s PLC Column: Broker Commission post-Pengelly and Wood

29 May

In May’s PLC column, Ruth Bala considers how to defend broker secret commission claims following the recent decision in Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd & ors and Business Mortgage Finance 4 plc v Pengelly [2021] EWCA Civ 471. The column may be read here.

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Cameron Crowe appointed to Football Association Disciplinary Commission

17 May

Cameron Crowe has been appointed by Northamptonshire FA as an independent member of their Disciplinary Commission. The Commission determines misconduct charges against clubs and individual players in breach of FA Regulations.

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April’s PLC Column: ‘Potter’ and Limitation

05 May

In April’s PLC column, Sabrina Goodchild considers the recent case of Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter [2021] EWCA Civ 339 on section 32 Limitation Act 1980 and, specifically, deliberate concealment. The column may be read here.

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CAA v Ryanair: Aircraft Strikes are Not Extraordinary Circumstances

30 April

Following a trial held from 27th to 29th April 2021, the High Court yesterday handed down judgment confirming that industrial action by a carrier’s employees touching on their conditions of employment does not amount to an extraordinary circumstance for the purposes of Article 5(3) of Regulation (EC) 261/2004.  Accordingly, where flights are cancelled as the […]

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Hong Kong Politician cleared of inciting violence

23 April

The SDT has handed down judgment in SRA v Junius Ho. The Tribunal acquitted Junius Ho, a prominent Hong Kong politician, of inciting violence against his political opponents at a public rally in 2017. Robin Kingham was instructed on behalf of Mr Ho. Mr Ho was an elected member of the Legislative Council of Hong […]

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March’s PLC Column: ‘Gertner’ and Tomlin Orders

08 April

In March’s PLC column, Thom Samuels considers the recent case of CFL Finance Ltd v Gertner [2021] EWCA Civ 228 and its implications for Tomlin Orders. The column may be read here.

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Pengelly and Wood: CA Holds No Need for Fiduciary Relationship

31 March

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in the conjoined appeals of Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd & ors and Business Mortgage Finance 4 plc v Pengelly [2021] EWCA Civ 471, in a significant decision on broker secret commission. David Richards LJ gave the lead judgment (with which the others agreed), dismissing […]

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FCA v 24Hr Trading and Implications for Arranging Mortgages

27 March

The High Court has recently handed down judgment in Financial Conduct Authority v 24Hr Trading Academy Ltd [2021] EWHC 648 (Ch). The defendant’s business involved the transmission of trading signals to customers via Whats App and Telegram containing recommendations as to trades in CFDs, spread betting and options in relation to FX and commodity prices. Customers were ‘guaranteed’ […]

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