In a speech to the Chancery Bar Association in March of this year titled “The direction of travel”, the new Chancellor, the Rt Hon Sir Julian Flaux, set out “some preliminary thoughts on the road ahead” as he takes stock of his new role. His speech gave practitioners a glimpse at what the ‘new normal’
The High Court recently gave judgment in Davies v Ford  EWHC 2550 (Ch) where Alexander Cook and Daniel Kessler represented the second and third defendants; a director found to have acted in breach of duty (“Director”) and the new company he incorporated with the first defendant (“NewCo”). The Court discussed the nature of the
The High Court on Friday gave declarations of insolvency sought urgently in relation to two energy supply companies, Igloo Energy Supply Limited and ENSTROGA Ltd. The declarations enable the regulator to take steps to revoke the companies’ energy supply licences and manage those customers’ energy customers going forward. Lara Hassell-Hart appeared in the Interim Applications
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Stanford International Bank Limited (“SIB”)’s appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal from earlier this year ( EWCA Civ 53) which would result in the reduction of SIB’s claim from c.£118m to c.£2.4m. The claim, previously listed as one of The Lawyer’s ‘Top 20 Cases of
The High Court last week gave declarations of insolvency sought urgently in relation to two energy supply companies, Utility Point Limited and People’s Energy (Supply) Limited, which between them supply over half a million customers. The declarations enable the regulator to take steps to manage those companys’ energy customers and appoint a new energy supplier.
Following a private hearing, the President of the Family Division has handed down a public judgment acceding to an application by the executors for sealing up the will of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and withholding the value of his estate from the grant of probate. Read a copy of the judgment here.
We are delighted to announce that both of our current pupils, Josh O’Neill and Elizabeth Walsh, have accepted offers of tenancy. Lizzie and Josh join chambers following the successful completion of their pupillage under the supervision of Donald Lilly, Tiran Nersessian, Tom Gentleman and Gregory Denton Cox. To date, they have assisted in a broad
The High Court (Deputy ICC Judge Baister) has handed down a judgment concerning the application of the “Coronavirus Test” to winding up petitions. In Re A Company, the Court dismissed the petition on the basis that the “Coronavirus Test” was not satisfied in a decision which highlights the risks run by petitioning creditors who elect
The Court gave judgment on the operation and effect of the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR Practice Direction 51U in the context of a liquidator’s claim for the repayment of a preference pursuant to s.239 IA 1986, taking into account specifically a large scale deletion of potentially relevant documents by the Defendant. The judgment considered
The High Court this morning gave declarations of insolvency sought urgently in relation to two energy supply companies, PFP Energy Supplies Limited and Moneyplus Energy Limited. The declarations enable the regulator to take steps to manage those customers’ energy customers and appoint a new energy supplier. Lara Hassell-Hart appeared in the Interim Applications Court for