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Case Stated on Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning Enforcement Notice

03 March

Wilsdon v North Essex Justices [2021] 2 WLUK 433, 25th February 2021 before Holgate J. Alison Lambert was instructed on behalf of the Respondent (Maldon District Council). The planning authority had served the enforcement notice on the appellant in January 2018. It specified an unlawful change of use of the land for storage purposes. The appellant […]

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NLJ Article: Status of Guidance

23 February

In a recent article for the New Law Journal inspired by the government’s COVID-19 guidance, Fred Philpott considers the legal status of guidance. The article may be read here: NLJ Status of Guidance

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CFL Finance v Gertner: CA decision on settlement agreements and credit

23 February

WHEN DOES A TOMLIN ORDER PROVIDE “CREDIT” FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1974? Introduction The Court of Appeal has this morning handed down its judgment in CFL Finance Ltd v Gertner [2021] EWCA Civ 228, concerning the issue of what is ‘credit’ in the context of an agreement by way of Tomlin […]

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January’s PLC Column: Judicial Reviews of FOS following ‘Thinkmarkets’

01 February

In January’s PLC column, Ruth Bala considers applications for judicial review of FOS decisions, following the applicant’s recent success in R (on the application of TF Global Markets (UK) Ltd, t/a Thinkmarkets) v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd & ors [2020] EWHC 3178 (Admin). The column may be read here.

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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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