Supreme Court judgment on causing loss by unlawful means

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in Secretary of State for Health v. Servier Laboratories Ltd [2021] UKSC 24 clarifying the law on causing loss by unlawful means.  Jonathan Crow QC represented the Secretary of State for Health in its claim against Servier.  Click here to read the judgment.

Daniel Kessler publishes insolvency textbook for litigants in person

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Kessler’s ‘Insolvency Law Made Clear: A Guide for Debtors’ is now available, from the publisher, Waterstones and Amazon. The book offers practical guidance for litigants in person facing difficulties with personal or corporate insolvency law.  All of the author’s profits will go to debt advice and pro bono charities.

John Brisby QC and Alastair Tomson successful in the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Canara Bank v Dansingani and Others [2021] EWCA Civ 714, with John Brisby QC and Alastair Tomson successfully representing the Respondent, Canara Bank. The Court rejected the Appellants’ appeal against a judgment handed down by the High Court in December 2019 [2019] EWHC 3439 (Ch) awarding

Update: The “coronavirus test” for winding-up a company


What is the coronavirus test for winding up a company? With the coming into force of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) on 26 June 2020, temporary restrictions were imposed on the presentation of creditors’ winding-up petitions in circumstances where, but for the financial impact caused by the coronavirus, the company would be

Jonathan Crow QC represents former shareholders in Yukos

The High Court has handed down judgment in the latest stage of the long-running battle by the former shareholders of Yukos to enforce their record-breaking arbitration award against the Russian Federation. Click here for the judgment.

Guy Olliff-Cooper successfully represents Park Lane Club in High Court claim

The High Court has today handed down judgment in Puharić v Silverbond Enterprises Limited [2021] EWHC 351 (QB). The claim concerned Juśte Puharić, an “experienced gambler”. In May 2015, he attended the Park Lane Club in London where, over a period of five days, he ‘turned over’ a total of £27 million, winning £1.2 million overall. It

4 Stone Buildings has published the ninth edition of its free-to-download e-book entitled “Litigation in the Time of Covid-19: Legal issues in commerce, finance and insolvency”.

The e-book contains extensive analysis into the key issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the latest legal developments, in contract, corporate insolvency, personal insolvency, company law (including directors’ duties), banking and financial services, civil procedure and offshore litigation. The ninth edition is available to download here and is due to be published in

George Bompas QC represents successful directors of the Keeping Kids Company charity in opposing directors’ disqualification proceedings.

Falk J, following a 10 week trial, has given a judgment ([2021] EWHC 175 (Ch)) dismissing the Official Receiver’s disqualification application against the charity’s trustee directors, 5 of whom were successfully represented by George Bompas QC (leading Catherine Doran of Radcliffe Chambers).  The disqualification proceedings resulted from the charity’s high profile collapse in mid-2015, with