The Courts after COVID: what might the ‘new normal’ look like?

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[1] gave practitioners a glimpse at what the ‘new normal’

Alexander Cook & Daniel Kessler appear in a quantum judgment concerning the proper remedy when a director is found to have acted in breach of duty in diverting a business to another company

The High Court recently gave judgment in Davies v Ford [2021] 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

Lara Hassell-Hart successful on two more urgent Part 8 claims for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority in the High Court

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

Jonathan Crow QC represents the executors of the Duke of Edinburgh

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.

4 Stone Buildings takes on two new tenants

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