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Reference Solicitors Journal, 20 September 2011, page 14
Country United Kingdom Legal Literature date 2011
Author B. NOTT Author initial
Title EN Taking Credit URL EN N/A
Keywords cancellation of contractconsumer rightscontract lawmisleading commercial practicespaymentright of cancellationright of withdrawal

Head note

This article comments on the UK first instance decision in The Office of Fair Trading v Ashbourne Management Services & Others [2011] EWHC 1237 (Ch), concerning minimum term of gym memberships and  demands for payments of full fees if the consumer was in default. The article considers the facts and decision along with background and comments that this is an example of the court taking a forthright approach on behalf of a large group of consumers.

General note


Relevant cases

National ID Common name Date decision Decision type
[2011] EWHC 1237 (Ch) The OFT v Ashbourne Management Services & Others 27/05/2011 Court decision, first degree