Lloyd wins in the Court of Appeal against Google

On the morning of 2nd October, the Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the High Court which effectively blocked consumers’ route to redress through representative legal actions. Facts The Claimant, Mr Richard Lloyd, brought a representative action against Google...

What will Change in March 2019?

This note provides an introduction as to what the business environment will look after the UK leaves the EU. Whilst there is a lot of uncertainty about the details of the UK’s relationships with the EU and the rest of the world, in each scenario there are many common...

Brexit Day 1: What We Now Know

After a frustrating 12 months for businesses, where the government has repeatedly sent out mixed signals on what ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ actually means, on the first day of the Brexit negotiations we finally found out! Hard Brexit On Sunday we were told that the...

Financial Incentives for Whistle Blowing

Every company director should be aware that recent changes in the UK’s cartel enforcement regime greatly increase the possibility of cartels becoming public – the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) is now willing to reward whistle-blowers up to £100,000....

Landmark Japanese knotweed judgment

Charles Lyndon has been successful on behalf of its client Robin Waistell in a claim against Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd. On 2 February 2017 Recorder Grubb sitting at Cardiff County Court handed down a landmark judgment, regarding knotweed, that has profound...

The Obligation to Report Violations of Competition Law

It is widely known in the industry that the FCA has been granted powers to apply competition law in the ‘financial sector’. What is perhaps less widely known is that the FCA is obliged to first consider whether applying competition law would be more appropriate than...