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William Brazil v Norwich City Council [2017/1102] F-t T (Property Chamber) Land Registration Division

Judge McAllister has dismissed an adverse possession claim brought by Mr Brazil who claimed to have acquired title to valuable development land off Mile Cross Road, Norwich.

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Blue Manchester Ltd v North West Ground Rents Ltd [2019] EWHC 142 (TCC)

In Blue Manchester Ltd v North West Ground Rents Ltd [2019] EWHC 142 (TCC) Edward Hicks, led by Paul Darling QC, acted as junior counsel for the successful claimant, which is the tenant and owner of the Hilton Hotel in the iconic Beetham Tower in Manchester.

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Judgment in Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza & Ors [2019] EWHC 26 (Ch)

James Morgan QC represented the successful claimant in Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza & Ors [2019] EWHC 26 (Ch), a high profile case concerning £10.25 million of loans made by the council to Northampton Town Football Club and the conduct of defendants, as the former directors of the club, in relation to those loans. Following a 10-day trial, HHJ Barker QC found that the former directors had acted in breach of their fiduciary duty and were liable to compensate the council as assignee of the club.

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Various Claimants v Giambrone & AIG [2019] EWHC 34 (QB)

In Various Claimants v Giambrone & AIG [2019] EWHC 34 (QB), Shantanu Majumdar of Radcliffe Chambers (instructed jointly by Edwin Coe and Penningtons Manches) has secured an order from Mr Justice Foskett holding liability insurers liable under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (non-party costs) for half of the claimants’ costs (at first instance) in suing Giambrone and other defendants for professional negligence.

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High Court authorises trustee of British Airways pension scheme to continue appeal to the Supreme Court in “unprecedented circumstances”

Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Limited v (1) Mark Owen Fielder (2) British Airways plc [2019] EWHC 29 (Ch)

The Trustee of the Airways Pension Scheme has successfully obtained approval from Mr Justice Arnold to pursue to the Supreme Court its appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in British Airways plc v Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1533, [2018] Pens LR 19, and to be indemnified in respect of the costs of doing so from Scheme funds.

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Thomas Dumont appointed as Queen’s Counsel

We are delighted to announce that Thomas Dumont has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel, taking effect on Monday 11 March.

 

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