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Consumer Credit Act “unfair relationships”: mental health and the exercise of a mortgagee’s power of sale

Amendments to the Consumer Credit Act 1974 introducing the open-ended concept of an “unfair relationship” came into force in 2007. Subsequent case law defining or limiting this concept has been sparse. Adding to the case law, the Court of Appeal has now considered the matter in the context of the exercise of a mortgagee’s power of sale. Graves v Capital Home Loans Ltd[2014] EWCA Civ 1297 (in which Peter Dodge appeared for the Respondent lender) concerned a buy to let mortgage.

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Radcliffe Chambers are shortlisted for the Legal 500 Clerking and Practice Management award

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the clerking/ practice management award at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2014

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Nicholas Macklam joins Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage

We are delighted to announce that Nicholas Macklam has joined Radcliffe Chambers following the successful completion of pupillage.

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Clive Moys successfully represents the appellant in an appeal against two planning enforcement notices

Two planning enforcement notice concerning the residential use of land have been quashed at a public inquiry. Clive Moys successfully represented the appellant to both appeals.

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Charlotte Barrow joins Radcliffe Chambers as the new Business Development and Marketing Manager

Radcliffe Chambers has appointed Charlotte Barrow as the new Business Development and Marketing Manager. Charlotte has been working in a marketing communications role across both the charitable and commercial sector.  She has previously been delivering all marketing activities for a large Civil and Public Law set and is keen to utilise this experience at Radcliffe Chambers.

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High Court confirms QinetiQ decision on switch to CPI

Judgment was handed down today in the case of Arcadia Group Limited v. Arcadia Group Pension Trust Limited, in which Keith Rowley QC and Elizabeth Ovey from Radcliffe Chambers appeared for the principal employer.

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Judgment in King v Dubrey [2014] EWHC 2083 (Ch)

Mark Mullen appeared for the 15th to 21st Defendants in a claim in the Chancery Division concerning an alleged donatio mortis causa, or ‘deathbed gift’, and a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.  The judgment is available on BAILLI. Mark Mullen’s profile is available here.

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Solicitor Fiona Fitzgerald appointed new Chief Executive at Radcliffe Chambers

Fiona Fitzgerald, past chairman of the Association of Women Solicitors and previously a partner at a national law firm, has been appointed as Chief Executive of leading Chancery set, Radcliffe Chambers. Head of Chambers, Keith Rowley QC, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Fiona to chambers and look forward to working with her to continue our growth.”

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Leading charity law barrister from Radcliffe Chambers quoted in Sunday Times article

Francesca Quint from our charity law team is quoted yesterday in a Sunday Times article on whether Oxfam went too far in its recent advertising campaign.

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Judgment in The Pensions Regulator v A Admin and others [2014] EWHC 1378 (Ch)

Keith Rowley QC and Elizabeth Ovey, instructed by in-house solicitors, appeared for The Pensions Regulator in proceedings relating to alleged pension liberation.

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