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  • Commercial - 22, June
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    Commercial & Criminal pupil now available for instructions

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    Posted by Amy Wood

    We are delighted to announce Adam Farhadian-Griffiths is now available to be instructed, having completing his first six under pupil supervisors Charles Row and Mark Williams. Adam was called to the Bar in 2013 after completing a Commercial Law LLM. Prior to pupillage Adam was appointed as in-house counsel for a financial services business in … Continue reading Commercial & Criminal pupil now available for instructions

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  • Commercial - 16, March
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    McBride and Clayton: Nil excesses and 7 day versus 28 day rates in Credit Hire cases

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    On 15th March 2017 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the conjoined appeals of McBride v UK and Clayton v EUI, both of which raised issues as to the effect nil excesses provided by credit hire companies. Key Points Stevens v Equity is good law The absence of a nil excess available in … Continue reading McBride and Clayton: Nil excesses and 7 day versus 28 day rates in Credit Hire cases

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  • Commercial - 27, February
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    Covered by a Card

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    Posted by Hamish MacBean

    Hamish MacBean considers a recent decision as to the extent of the protection afforded under s. 75 Consumer Credit Act when there is an additional party involved in the transaction. The protection afforded to consumers paying for goods and services is now well known and many consumers are using credit card payments as a form … Continue reading Covered by a Card

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  • Commercial - 9, February
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    Time and Tide Wait for No Man – Oldcorn v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017]

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    The recent case of Oldcorn v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 62 (TCC) serves as a reminder of the hurdles claimants must surmount in order to recover their losses and of the need to critically assess one’s own expert evidence before trial. This case served as a test case for claims following the 2012 … Continue reading Time and Tide Wait for No Man – Oldcorn v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017]

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  • Commercial - 6, February
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    It takes two to Tango – Global v Aabar

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    Posted by Hamish MacBean

    Hamish MacBean considers the recent Court of Appeal decision in Global v Aabar on whether parties to a commercial contract had in fact agreed terms. A recent Court of Appeal decision provides a useful reminder to both litigators and advisors of the points to consider when determining whether parties have concluded a contract. In Global … Continue reading It takes two to Tango – Global v Aabar

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  • Commercial - 25, August

    Anti Oral Variation Clauses

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    Posted by Hamish MacBean

    The Court of Appeal has recently injected some welcome clarity into a hitherto divided area of law. The question of whether variations to a contract may be concluded orally notwithstanding a contractual term to the contrary is one which has long been a source of dispute. A good measure of the difficulty arose from two … Continue reading Anti Oral Variation Clauses

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  • Commercial - 25, August

    Litigation Fraud

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    Posted by Hamish MacBean

    ‘No judgment of a court, no order of a Minister, can be allowed to stand if it has been obtained by fraud. Fraud unravels everything. The court is careful not to find fraud unless it is distinctly pleaded and proved; but once it is proved, it vitiates judgments, contracts and all transactions whatsoever’[1] The question … Continue reading Litigation Fraud

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  • Commercial - 25, August

    Penalty Clauses

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    Posted by Hamish MacBean

    The Supreme Court has, for the first time in 100 years, comprehensively reviewed the law surrounding penalty clauses. The decision in Cavendish v Makdessi[1] considers the long established principles in Dunlop v New Garage[2] and recasts them. The law concerning penalty clauses has a long and detailed history stretching back to the 16th century practice … Continue reading Penalty Clauses

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