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Reference Practical Law Company, 2011, vol 22, issue 6, page 53-54
Country United Kingdom Legal Literature date 2011
Author Clifford Chance (law firm) Author initial
Title EN Unfair commercial practices: OFT injunction URL EN N/A
Keywords cancellation of contractconsumer rightscontract lawnational lawpaymentright of cancellationright of withdrawal

Head note

This article comments on the UK first instance case of The Office of Fair Trading v Ashbourne Management Services & Others [2011] EWHC 1237 (Ch) concerning minimum term of gym membership and demands for the full payment of the subscription term upon cancellation. The article considers the facts and decision along with background and notes that the judgment is based on established principles of local law, rather than the UCP Directive or its enabling legislation.

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