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Determining the priority of payments in an insolvency (Oldham v Katz)

Tina Kyriakides recently acted for the successful appellant in Oldham v Katz (acting as joint liquidator of MK Airlines), a case concerning alleged misfeasance by an administrator in paying administrators’ remuneration.

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Restructuring and insolvency junior Matthew Weaver joins Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is delighted to welcome Matthew Weaver, who previously headed up the insolvency group at St Philips Stone. He brings with him substantial experience in restructuring and insolvency, and general commercial litigation including company law, fraud, asset tracing and professional liability.

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Keith Rowley QC featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018

Head of Radcliffe Chambers Keith Rowley QC appears in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2018, Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors, due to be heard in July 2018.

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Stephen Acton secures victory for landlord in novel s42 dispute

Stephen Acton represented the successful landlord in a case called Ryan v Vambeck in which Mrs Recorder McAllister handed down judgment in Central London County Court on 25 January.

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Radcliffe Chambers shortlisted for best barristers' chambers for training

Radcliffe Chambers is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted in the Legal Cheek awards for best barristers’ chambers for training.

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The Pensions Regulator successful in £13.7m pension scam case

The Pensions Regulator has won a £13.7m pension scam case in which judgment was handed down on 23 January 2018: Pensions Regulator v Payae Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 36 (Ch).

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Josh Lewison participates in The Law Society Gazette advocacy roundtable

Radcliffe Chambers barrister Josh Lewison joined lawyers practising across a range of areas to discuss the future of advocacy.

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Radcliffe Chambers expands its commercial offering with the recruitment of two new members

Commercial barristers Caroline Bolton and Anthony Dearing joined Radcliffe Chambers in January 2018, bringing with them experience in commercial, chancery, banking, property, and local government disputes and transactions.

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Compromise approved in pension scheme equalisation dispute: Sogefi Filtration Ltd. v. Havard & Ors.

Keith Rowley QC and Henry Day acted on behalf of the claimant sponsoring employer, Sogefi Filtration Ltd, in proceedings concerning whether, following the decisions of the European Court of Justice in Barber v. Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group [1991] 1 Q.B. 344 and Coloroll Pension Trustees Ltd. v. Russell [1995] All E.R. (EC) 23, male and female members’ normal retirement dates under two defined benefit occupational pension schemes had been equalised: Sogefi sought declarations as to the validity of certain amendments to the schemes and rectification of two scheme deeds.

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Finding a valid trust when no property was specified: Ong v Ping

Oliver Hilton acted on behalf of various parties who, in the context of bankruptcy proceedings, sought to set aside a number of judgments of the High Court which were alleged to have been obtained by fraud.

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