Partner raises concerns over local Council’s misuse of public health regulations

Paolo Caldato
6 July 2021

Commercial Dispute Resolution Partner Paolo Caldato has been featured in local London publication Shepherds Bush W12, part of the Neighbour Net Group of websites – the largest group of local websites in the UK.

In a story about an individual who filed claims against Hammersmith & Fulham Council for damages arising out of its closure of his weekly markets, Spencer West is named as the individual’s law firm, alongside barristers 6 Pump Court.

Paolo is quoted: “It has become clear that London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council has acted without any regard to the Regulations, and has produced no real evidence that it acted on the basis of any public health advice. The Council has made clear that it intends to put the farmers’ markets concession out to tender, and that they will resume once that tendering process is complete. A desire to change its commercial arrangements should not have played a part in the Council’s decision-making process in this case, under the cover of purported concerns about COVID-19.”

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Paolo Caldato
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution
Paolo Caldato is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. He specialises in litigation, dispute resolution & dispute risk management; acting for companies and individuals, particularly in the Healthcare & Life Sciences, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, and Digital Health sectors.