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December 2014

Welcome to the December edition of The Round-Up.

This month James Browne examines the Court of Appeal decision in Francis v Phillips [2014] EWCA Civ 1395. A decision which brings welcome relief to landlords who manage residential blocks of flats and charge a variable service charge.

Helen Turnbull focuses on the Supreme Court decision of Sims v Dacorum BC [2014] UKSC 23, where the Supreme Court Justices were asked to reconsider the rule inHammersmith & Fulham LBC v Monk [1992] AC 478.

Following the decision of the Supreme Court in R (ZH) v Newham LB; R (CN) v Lewisham LB [2014] UKSC 62, Winston Jacob comments on whether it is permissible for a local authority to evict an individual to whom it has granted a license to occupy property as temporary accommodation pursuant to s.188 of the Housing Act 1996.

Vaughan Jacob ends this month’s issue with an article of interest to those regularly involved in PPI claims.  Vaughan’s article focuses on the guidance given by the Supreme Court in Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Limited [2014] UKSC 61 as to what gives rise to an “unfair relationship” under s.140A – C of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

The Round-up 2014