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Accessible legal tips, know-how and news for anyone with a complaint or legal issue from Stephen Gold, author of The Return of Breaking Law, the book

Wednesday 18 May 2022


Sorry, you won't get your cheque quite yet. For the  last instalment in the Walter Merricks claim against Mastercard on behalf of us all (well, most of us) see - https://www.breakinglaw.co.uk/search/label/MasterCard%20claim    

Mastercard did not like the ruling that, when someone had had the potential to collect compensation as at 06 September 2016 but had since died, the personal representatives of their estate could step into their shoes. So Mastercard decided to challenge that ruling through an appeal. But they needed permission to appeal. The Competition Appeal Tribunal has just refused permission. If they have the will and the energy, Mastercard could now ask the Court of Appeal to grant permission. However, this should not slow down the preparation for a final hearing. Bigger than Depp and Vardy!

Tuesday 10 May 2022


There have been monumental changes in the divorce laws for England and Wales and they are now all in force. For a full explanation on how they work - with both primary and subordinate legislation covered - treat yourself to my book The Return of Breaking Law. And if you want a free ride or a big taster, take a view of my video (episode 12 - see below) on the subject and enjoy the wallpaper behind me.