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December’s PLC Column: Amended Default Notice Requirements

19 December

In December’s PLC column, Sabrina Goodchild considers the recently amended form and content requirements for default notices. The column may be read here.

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November’s PLC Column: FCA Payment Deferrals Guidance

01 December

In November’s PLC column, Thom Samuels considers the recent FCA Payment Deferral Guidance for consumer credit products in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The column may be read here.

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New article on “loot boxes” and consumer law

24 November

In this new article, George Spence-Jones of Gough Square and Leon Y. Xiao consider the consumer protection law implications for the expanding practice in the video game industry of offering purchasable “loot boxes” to consumers. The article can be read here: Loot Boxes and Consumer Protection Law

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Successful National Trading Standards Prosecution

03 November

Cameron Crowe and Sabrina Goodchild have completed the prosecution of a National Trading Standards investigation. The Defendant was convicted of Fraudulent trading, food safety and labelling offences in relation to mobile fish selling. The lengthy and complex investigation into  resulted in a significant custodial sentence. Click here to read media reporting: News Report

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Cameron Crowe appointed as a Recorder

08 October

Chambers congratulates Cameron Crowe on his appointment as a Recorder. Cameron will sit on the Midlands Circuit in Crime. The appointment was made by the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett […]

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September’s PLC Column: Broker Secret Commission Update

30 September

In September’s PLC column, Ruth Bala gives an update on broker secret commissions following the recent High Court cases of Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd (in liquidation) & ors [2019] EWHC 2205 (Ch) and Pengelly v Business Mortgage Finance 4 plc [2020] EWHC 2002 (Ch). The column may be read here.

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New article on “Beer Growlers” and legal quantities

15 September

In “Beer Growlers – Opportunity for pub patrons during the pandemic, of just another restricted measure?” George Spence-Jones considers the use of beer “Growlers”, or take away containers, and the quantities of beer or cider that can be lawfully sold in them. This is particularly relevant in light of the ongoing pandemic. The article can […]

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August’s PLC Column: Causation and ‘Kerrigan’

09 September

In August’s PLC column Sabrina Goodchild considers the impact of Kerrigan & 11 ors v Elevate Credit International Limited (t/a Sunny) (in administration) [2020] EWHC 2169 (Comm), the payday lending test case, on how causation operates in ‘unfair relationship’ and FSMA s138D claims. The column may be read here.

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Chambers welcomes George Spence-Jones

02 September

Chambers is delighted to announce that following the successful completion of his pupillage, George Spence-Jones has accepted an offer of tenancy. George accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and his profile can be seen here: George Spence-Jones

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New Law Journal Article on Use By Dates

03 September

In this article, first published in the New Law Journal on 14 August 2020, Fred Philpott and Slim Dinsdale consider the position of food which is past its use by date but is nevertheless safe in light of the recent decision in R on the Application of Tesco Stores Ltd v Birmingham City Council [2020] EWHC 700 […]

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