Alexander Cook appointed to Standing Counsel Panel of CMA

Chambers is delighted to announce that Alexander Cook has been appointed to the Standing Counsel Panel of the Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”). Alexander will assist the CMA with its cases, both in an advisory capacity and by representing the CMA in court. The CMA first established its Standing Counsel arrangements in 2015 and expanded its Standing

Update: The Temporary Insolvency PD – now in force until 30 September 2021

The Temporary Insolvency PD The Temporary Insolvency PD came into force on 6 April 2020. It was due to expire on 1 October 2020 but given the ongoing effects of the pandemic has been extended repeatedly with its latest iteration now in force until 30 September 2021 (unless amended or revoked by a further insolvency

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

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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.