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Radcliffe Chambers Resource Seminar: The Jackson Reforms (One Year On)

This seminar is to be given by Dov Ohrenstein and Wendy Mathers on Tuesday April 1st: the first anniversary of the introduction of the Jackson reforms. It will look at the impact of those reforms in practice and on procedure.

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Radcliffe Chambers Resource Seminar: Damages in Property Litigation

This seminar, to be given by Simon Williams and Edward Hicks on Wednesday 26 March, will cover:

  • General principles
  • Damages in lieu of injunction
  • Remoteness/forseeability
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Decision in Jimmy Savile hearing: criteria for the removal of executors and the duties of an executor of a potentially insolvent estate

Piers Feltham successfully represented the 137 claimants for damages for sexual abuse from the estate of Jimmy Savile, resisting an application by his residuary beneficiary, the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, to remove the National Westminster Bank as his executor, and advancing an application for approval of a Scheme to facilitate the handling of their claims, in the face of opposition by the charitable trust and beneficiaries.

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Radcliffe Chambers Resource Seminar: You Can’t Always Get What You Want - lenders, breach of trust and Target revisited

This seminar, to be given by Grant Crawford and Peter Dodge, will take place at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 18th March. Hard on the heels of the important Court of Appeal decision in Santander v RA Legal earlier this week, Grant and Peter will explain the principles underlying breach of trust claims against conveyancing solicitors where lenders have advanced money but have not obtained the legal charge they wanted. Target v Redferns (decided by the House of Lords in 1995) alerted lenders to the possibility of seeking trust based remedies in these circumstances.

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Judgment in Appleby Corporate Services (BVI) Ltd v Citco Trustees (BVI) Ltd

Michael Heywood appeared for the successful Claimant (the current trustee of a BVI trust) in this case heard in the East Caribbean Supreme Court. The Claimant sought equitable compensation from the Defendant (its predecessor trustee) for losses to the fund caused by the Defendant’s breach of trust. A fund worth c US$7M when settled in 2000 and valued at c US$7.3M by 2005, was worth just US$140k when the Defendant was replaced by the Claimant in 2011.

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Judgment in Abouraya v Sigmund & Ors [2014] EWHC 277 (Ch)

David di Mambro and Henry Day successfully resist application for permission in double derivative action involving a Hong Kong company and English and Swiss subsidiaries.

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Judgment in the Morshead Mansions litigation: [2014] EWCA Civ 96.

Edward Hicks appeared as junior counsel for the successful appellant, Morshead Mansions Ltd (MML) in this case which concerned whether sections 21 and 22 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 are enforceable by civil injunction.

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Judgment in Re Catling [2014] EWHC 180 (Ch)

Edward Hicks appeared in this contentious probate case for the seven eldest children of the late Joyce Beech Catling, successfully challenging the validity of her alleged last will of May 2007, which purported to leave her entire estate to the first defendant, her eighth and youngest son, on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and want of knowledge and approval.  The deceased’s earlier 2004 will, which left the estate between the eight children in equal shares, was admitted to proof along with a 2005 codicil.

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With Capacity in Mind

Michael Heywood, Katherine McQuail and Justin Holmes are speaking at this seminar organised by Bond Dickinson in Leeds next Thursday 30th January.

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Companies Limited by Guarantee (4th ed.) published

Mark Mullen and Josh Lewison are the authors of the fourth edition of Companies Limited by Guarantee, published by Jordans today.

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