COVID-19

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic Chambers’ building is closed and clerks and barristers are working remotely.

We are committed to ensuring that work is completed as efficiently as possible in these difficult times and ask our clients to contact us electronically in the first instance by emailing gsc@goughsq.co.uk or the relevant barrister directly.

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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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Coronavirus and Click & Collect Business

08 May
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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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The Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regs 2018

20 July

In this article, Alison Lambert considers the scope and implications of the new Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018.

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Blockchain Links to Cybercrime have been Overplayed

11 December

Jeremy Barnett and others consider the risks posed by Blockchains and the perceived links to Cybercrime

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Consumer Rights Act 2015 – Summary

14 April

This article summarises the most significant changes being introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015, when it comes into force on 1st October 2015.

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Video Recordings Act 1984 and the restraint of trade

30 March

There is an inherent conflict between free trade and any regime which requires all products to be classified before they can be placed on the market. This article provides an introduction to this issue as it affects the classification of video works in the UK. Consideration is given to the purpose and colourful history of […]

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Radical Increase in Sentencing Powers for Magistrates

27 March

Businesses and individuals summarily convicted of certain offences now face unlimited fines, since the previous statutory maximum of £5,000 has been lifted. Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force on the 12th of March this year and has significantly enhanced the sentencing powers of the Magistrates’ […]

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Future of Internet Regulation

18 February

This article highlights the regulatory challenges posed by the rapid development of the Internet of Things and other technological advances. Issues relating to cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding, data protection and the recent decision in ‘Grace & George v Black Horse Ltd’ are considered.

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New Consumer Compensation Rights

06 November

Iain Macdonald reviews the new rights of civil redress under CPUT and considers the potential impact of the upcoming Consumer Rights Bill.

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