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  1 Q.B. 344 and Coloroll Pension Trustees Ltd. v. Russell  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.
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.
Whilst the Budget speech did not appear to mention it, Douglas Keel, a tax barrister, mentions that a Consultation Document and a Technical Note where published jointly by HM Treasure and HMRC with a view to taxing gains arising to non-residents from the disposal of UK immovable property…
Piers Feltham secured a remarkable victory for his client Mr Jossa before the Pensions Ombudsman and then on appeal in the High Court.
Tom Dumont, leading Andrew Brown, appeared recently in the Privy Council before Lords Sumption, Carnwath, Hughes, Hodge and the most recent appointee to the Supreme Court, Lord Briggs.
Kate Selway acted for the successful respondent when Morgan J recently dismissed two applications for permission to appeal the decisions of Mr Recorder Lawrence Cohen QC following a two week trial earlier this year concerning consolidated claims of fraudulent calumny and undue influence.
We are delighted to announce that Keith Rowley QC won ‘Chancery Silk of the Year ‘ award last night at the Chambers UK Bar Awards.
We welcome solicitor Richard Hanney as our new Business Development Consultant.
Josh Lewison advised the Representor in this matter, in which the Royal Court of Jersey has now given judgment. The central issue was the effect of a sole trustee exercising an express power to retire without appointing a successor but retaining the trust property.
In the last of three case notes on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Regency Villas v. Diamond Resorts on the sporting and recreational facilities, Mark West considers some of the practical implications of the decision