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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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Pupillage deadline this Friday

14 September

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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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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Pupillage Applications Now Open

11 August

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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High Court Judgment in Payday Lending Test Case ‘Kerrigan v Elevate’

05 August

The High Court has today handed down judgment in Kerrigan & 11 ors v Elevate Credit International Limited (t/a Sunny) (in administration) [2020] EWHC 2169 (Comm). This is the payday lending test case litigation before HHJ Worster (sitting as a Judge of the High Court). Twelve Sample Claims were tried over four weeks in March […]

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New Article on Use-By Dates

31 July

In this new article, Anna Medvinskaia and Sabrina Goodchild consider the position of food which is past its use-by date but nevertheless safe. Anna and Sabrina explain the recent decision of the High Court in R (on the application of Tesco Stores Ltd) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court [2020] EWHC 799 (Admin) and provide practical advice […]

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New Practice Direction on Resumption of Possession Proceedings

20 July

New Practice Direction 55C will replace the coronavirus stay of possession proceedings from 24 August 2020. PD 55C contains arrangements for managing the resumption of Part 55 possession proceedings. Notably, there is a requirement for a claimant to file and serve a ‘reactivation notice’ after expiry of the stay if it wishes to resume proceedings. […]

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FCA v Avacade: High Court case on ‘Arrangements’ and ‘Advice’

06 July

On 30 June 2020, Adam Johnson QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge) handed down judgment in Financial Conduct Authority v Avacade Limited (In Liquidation) & Others [2020] EWHC 1673 (Ch). This was the FCA’s enforcement action against Avacade Ltd and others. The decision sets out useful and novel guidance on the meaning of “making arrangements” under […]

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