News and Resources

Klaus Schmitz appointed Arbitrator to CAE-AKD

9 / 10 / 2019

Klaus Schmitz, EU Law Expert & ADR Specialist, Door Tenant with Forum Chambers, has recently been appointed as Arbitrator to CAE-AKD (FR: Chambre d’Arbitrage d’Experts, NL: Arbitragekamer van Deskundigen), a Brussels-based institutional body of expert arbitrators. Klaus has been appointed for Commercial Law, Contract Law, Competition Law (General), European Law and Public Procurement Law. For […]

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RBS GRG: Another Coat of Whitewash

14 / 6 / 2019

The FCA has just published its report into its own ‘further investigative steps in relation to RBS GRG’. David McIlroy comments here.

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P2P Lending: FCA publishes new rules

6 / 6 / 2019

4 June: the FCA has published its new rules for the P2P Lending sector. Susanne Muth explains the impact of these rules for P2P lenders and investors. You can find Susanne’s article here.

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Case Note: Perry v Raleys Solicitors — Nothing to Prove

7 / 5 / 2019

Susanne Muth examines the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Perry v Raleys Solicitors (A Firm) [2019] UKSC 5, which concerns the dividing line between issues of causation which concern the claimant’s own actions (which a claimant has to prove on the balance of probabilities) and issues of causation which concern the actions of third parties […]

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David McIlroy and Susanne Muth discuss the requirement of appropriateness under COBS 10.

7 / 5 / 2019

David McIlroy and Susanne Muth discuss the requirement of appropriateness under COBS 10 in this month’s edition of Butterworth’s International Journal of Banking and Financial Law. The article, entitled ‘The dog that doesn’t bark’, looks at how the courts have failed to understand that this rule is intended to put an end to execution-only sales of financial products […]

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David McIlroy discusses natural law theory and moral justifications in court.

7 / 5 / 2019

He explores these issues further in his new book, The End of Law: How Law’s Claims relate to Law’s Aims, out now.

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Counter-drone technology and regulation — the sky must have limits

5 / 4 / 2019

In light of global drone attacks on airports and the recent introduction of new measures to combat drone misuse by the UK government, Ruhi Sethi-Smith, barrister at Forum Chambers, looks at the legal implications of counter-drone technology and regulation. Ruhi’s interview with LexisNexis is available to read here. Should you have any legal queries concerning […]

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Gatwick drone debacle – Darragh Connell comments in the Law Society Gazette

7 / 1 / 2019

The apparent sighting of unauthorised drones at Gatwick Airport lead to widespread flight disruption in December 2018. The prospect of prosecuting the (as yet unidentified) individual(s) responsible for the misuse of the alleged drones has brought into sharp focus the legal principles that apply in the UK and across Europe to drone flights. More broadly, for […]

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Berkeley Burke SIPP v FOS: High Court rejects challenge to FOS decision on SIPP mis-selling

8 / 11 / 2018

Susanne Muth considers the implications of the High Court’s recent rejection of a SIPP operator’s challenge to a FOS’s decision upholding a customer’s complaint about a mis-sold SIPP investment. The ruling is likely to result in a sharp increase in SIPP mis-selling complaints to the FOS. You can download Susanne’s case analysis here.

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SIPP Mis-selling: Unmasking a Flawed Business Model

20 / 9 / 2018

Susanne Muth considers the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chambers) decision in Burns v the Financial Conduct Authority [2018] UKUT 246 (TCC), in which the Tribunal endorsed the FCA’s assessment that the business model operated by the TailorMade brand (and substantially replicated by many other IFA firms) was fundamentally flawed. You can download Susanne’s case analysis here.

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