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Holyoake v Candy: No Unfair Relationship

23 January

In Holyoake v Candy [2017] EWHC 3397 (Ch) the Chancery Division dismissed a claim by a property developer (“Mr Holyoake”) against the defendants, who included the Candy brothers and CPC Group Limited (“CPC”), a company ostensibly owned by Mr Christian Candy. Mr Holyoake had financed the purchase of a development property with an unsecured £12m loan from […]


January’s PLC column: Limitation re Debt Claims

09 January

In January’s Practical Law regulated lending column, Ruth Bala considers limitation in relation to claims for debt. The column can be read here.


Whirlpool Sentencing Appeal: Definitive Guideline

05 January

In Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd v R [2017] EWCA Crim 2186 the Court of Appeal reduced a sentence on appeal and gave detailed consideration to the application of the Definitive Guideline on Corporate Manslaughter, Health and Safety and Food and Safety Hygiene Offences (“the Guideline”) in the context of “very large organisations”. A self-employed alarm and telecommunications contractor […]


MiFID II In Force

03 January

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU) (“MiFID”) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (600/2014/EU) (“MiFIR”), together known as “MiFID II”, come into force today. MiFID II is directly applicable and the UK will implement it by means of the following statutory instruments: the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations […]


Professional Negligence Limitation Period

12 December

Julian Gun Cuninghame won an appeal in the Court of Appeal today in Richards v McKeown and McKeowns Solicitors Ltd. The case concerned the limitation period applicable when solicitors are sued for professional negligence, including personal injury, in particular where 1) the personal injury claim is added by amendment after issue, 2) the effect of section 33 […]


Pupillage applications now open

29 November

Gough Square Chambers is now accepting applications for pupillage commencing in October 2019. Prospective candidates should visit Chambers’ recruitment page here: Recruitment The closing date is 7 February 2018


Law Commission report: Goods Mortgages Bill

28 November

The Law Commission has published its report on the proposed Goods Mortgages Bill, together with a final version of the draft Bill. If enacted Goods Mortgages will replace Bills of Sale and will allow individuals to use goods as security for loans. The use of Bills of Sale (including logbook loans on vehicles) has surged […]


Chambers’ Training: Trading Standards and Landlords

27 November

Trading Standards During November, chambers has provided training at a number of Trading Standards events. Bryan Lewin and Cameron Crowe spoke at the North West training day in Manchester. Jonathan Kirk QC, Bryan Lewin, Claire Andrews, Cameron Crowe and Michael Coley attended the South East training event in Eastbourne, where they provided legal and regulatory […]


Consumer Law Update Conference

26 November

On 23rd November 2017, Gough Square Chambers hosted an autumn seminar at Westminster University to provide delegates with an update on consumer law. Fred Philpott chaired the event and there were five presentations. Simon Popplewell gave a caselaw update on unfair terms and CPUT; Kevin de Haan QC considered whether gamblers are adequately protected from […]


November’s PLC column: Creditworthiness

25 November

In the November column, Lee Finch provides an overview of the FCA’s current rules on creditworthiness assessments and potential future developments in the area. The column can be read here: PLC – Creditworthiness


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