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PLC Sep 20: 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).

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Beer Growlers and 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.

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PLC Aug 20: 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.

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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] […]

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PLC June 2020: Time Orders

02 July

In June’s PC column, Lee Finch considers Time Orders under section 129 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in light of Covid-19.

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PLC May 20: Proof of Assignment following ‘Emanuel’

12 May

In May’s PLC column, Ruth Bala considers the impact of Promontoria (Oak) Ltd v Emanuel [2020] EWHC 104 (Ch) on proof of assignment.

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Coronavirus and Click & Collect Business

08 May
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PLC March 2020: Covid-19 and Regulated Lending

30 March

In the March 2020 column, Thomas Samuels highlights the key considerations for consumer credit lenders over the coming months arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19 scams and how to tackle them

26 March

Cameron Crowe and Sabrina Goodchild consider the scams which are emerging in the wake of the ongoing pandemic and provide practical advice on how to tackle them.

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PLC Feb 2020: Pre-Action Disclosure Applications

21 February

Pre-Action Disclosure applications are becoming increasingly common in claims against financial service providers.  In the February 2020 column, Lee Finch considers these requests and attempts to use the subject access rights in the Data Protection Act 2018 to achieve the same ends, explaining some of the grounds on which to oppose such requests and the tactical advantages […]

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