Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Seller’s Right to a Deduction for Use: Under Challenge?

Two recent developments have both raised the issue of whether or not a seller can impose a charge on consumers for any use of goods that has been enjoyed by the consumer, prior to returning the goods in question.  Where, … Continue reading

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The effect of illegality in contracts/trusts/tort

On 23 January 2009 the (English) Law Commission published its Consultative Report on the Illegality Defence (available on www.lawcom.gov.uk/illegal.htm).  This report has been long awaited, the original consultation papers being published in 1999 (Illegal transactions: the effect of illegality on contract … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Book Launch of The Unauthorised Agent: Perspectives from European and Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

On Saturday 10th January 2009, Laura Macgregor gave the keynote presentation at a symposium which celebrated the publication of her book "The Unauthorised Agent: Perspectives from European and Comparative Law" which she co-authored with Danny Busch. The symposium was hosted … Continue reading

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Offside traps – Gibson v Royal Bank of Scotland [2009] CSOH 14

The decision of Lord Emslie last week in Gibson v Royal Bank of Scotland [2009] CSOH 14 is the latest in a line of cases relating to the so-called "offside goals rule".  The case law in this area stretches back … Continue reading

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