Richard Colbey Called 1984
LLB Exeter University
Qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
Qualified Californian lawyer
Covers a broad range of commercial areas with a particular interest in copyright and other intellectual property issues, contractual construction and exemption clauses; also property disputes, professional negligence (particularly lawyers') personal injury, particularly food poisoning, ME and claims directly under insurance policies, family based financial claims including ancillary relief and Inheritance Act. Also acts as arbitrator. For details see www.arbitrator-direct.com
Contribution to New Law Journal, Litigation (former editor), Journal of Personal Injury Law, Solicitors' Journal, New Statesman (on law reform) and Wisden (on cricket and the law).
Author of Colbey on Residential Tenancies, first published in 1987 now in its fifth edition, published by Wildy's.
Also, regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper on intellectual property and science and consumer finance, and occasional contributions to the Daily Telegraph (on football) and Independent (on travel).
Reported cases include
Winter v TCC  2 All ER 343, CA (principles to be applied when awarding costs after application to discharge or vary restrictive covenant)
Regus v Epcot Solutions  1 All ER (Comm) 586, CA (validity of a clause exempting owners of serviced office block from liability)
Laskar v Laskar  2 FLR 589, CA (correct approach to equitable ownership of property bought jointly by mother and daughter)
Pinnell v Annison  All ER (D) 458 (construction of a will where testator had incorrectly named his sister)
Director of the Assets Recovery Agency v Green (2005) The Times 27/02/06, Sullivan J (decision that in civil proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2005 the Dirctor had to at least identify specific types of unlawful conduct)
R (on the application of Kelly) v Liverpool Crown Court & Wirrall Borough Council  LLR 343 (Crown Court and High Court had erred in rejecting applicant's appeal against refusal of taxi licences. Believed to be first successful Court of Appeal appearance by directly instructed counsel)
Expo Fabrics v Naughty Clothing  CA LTL 21/7/2003 (validity of exemption clauses standard in the cloth supply industry)
FSS v Johnson  IRLR 382, CA, (validity of restrictive covenant)
Doyle v Rhone-Poulenc Rorer see 141 (1997) Sol Jo 764, QBD, (whether food poisoning covered by personal accident insurance policy)
Sargent v GRE 1997 (The Times) 25 April 1997, CA (meaning of "unable to follow any occupation" in personal accident insurance policy)
Molyneux-Child v Coe  CLY 3722 (level of damages for wrongful threat of eviction)
Ypsilanti v Mousssaieff (1995) MoS 19 Feb, Kennedy J, (ownership of "priceless" diamond)
Wong v Benn  CLY 618 (whether correct reason need be given to rescind conveyancing contract)
"Holiday blues: the practical problems of presenting and defending mass holiday and travel claims" (LC Commercial Bulletin November 2003)
Football (playing, managing, coaching, writing and watching Watford FC), cricket and travelling.
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