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Richard Mawrey QC

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Henderson Chambers (Chambers of Charles Gibson QC)

Work Department

Company and commercial law, computer law, credit and leasing, financial services and markets, local authority law.

Position

Advocate and legal scholar of over 50 years’ experience who undertakes a very wide range of work at the highest levels; major areas of practice include commercial law; company law; insurance law; shipping (both litigation and arbitration); all aspects of the law relating to computer hardware and software; credit and leasing (litigation, advisory work and commercial drafting for most of the major finance houses); financial services (acting for banks and drafting banking legislation); local authority law (acting for many local authorities including most of the London boroughs in respect of local government finance, competitive tendering and public procurement, planning, traffic control, local authority contracts and employment; and advising Passenger Transport Executives on questions such as financing of development, competitive tendering, privatisation, redundancy schemes, bus companies and the like); human rights; reported cases include: Stubbings v Webb [1993] 2 WLR 120, limitation of action; St Albans City and District Council v International Computers Limited [1996] 4 All ER 481, computer – whether computer software ‘goods’ within meaning of Sale of Goods Act 1979 and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 – measure of damages for breach of contract/unfair contract terms; Finnegan v Parkside Health Authority [1998] 1 WLR 411, practice – dismissal of action for want of prosecution – notice of appeal out of time; Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge (No 2) [2001] UKHL 44, equity – presumption and constructive notice of undue influence – husband and wife – bank charge over matrimonial home – wife receiving legal advice before entering into transaction – principles to be applied in determining whether provision of legal advice rebuts presumption of undue influence and whether bank put on inquiry to ascertain whether wife acted under husband’s undue influence; Foskett v McKeown HL [2001] 1 AC 102 – tracing money applied in breach of trust. Delaware Mansions Ltd v Westminster CC [2001] UKHL 55 – nuisance – title to sue – measure of damages; Southern Pacific Securities v Walker [2010] UKSC 32 Consumer Credit Act 1976- definition of ‘credit’ and ‘charge for credit.’

Career

Called 1964; lecturer Magdalen College, Oxford 1964-65, Trinity College, Oxford 1965-69; in practice at 2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple since 1965; QC 1986; Recorder 1986; Bencher of Gray’s Inn 2004; Deputy High Court Judge 1995; Election Commissioner 1994 to date; author ‘Computers and the Law’; Blackstone’s ‘Guide to the Consumer Credit Act’ 2006; Butterworths ‘Commercial and Company Law Handbook’; specialist editor ‘Consumer Credit Legislation’; Butterworths ‘County Courts Precedents and Pleadings’; Bullen, Leake and Jacob’s ‘Precedents of Pleadings’; Butterworths ‘Civil Court Precedents’; and ‘Atkins Court Forms’; Goode: ‘Consumer Credit Law and Practice’. Encyclopedia of Banking.

Languages

French.

Education

Oxford University (1963 BA Law First Class Hons; 1964 Eldon Law Scholar; 1967 MA).


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