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Univar UK Ltd v Smith and Ors [2020] EWHC 1596 (Ch)

On 19 June 2020 judgment was given in Univar UK Ltd v Smith and Ors [2020] EWHC 1596 (Ch). Keith Rowley QC, instructed by DLA Piper (UK) LLP, acted for the Trustees of the Scheme. The Principal Employer sought rectification of the Scheme’s Definitive Deed and Rules entered into in 2008 which expressly tied indexation […]

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Clitheroe v Bond [2020] EWHC 1185 (Ch)

Edward Hicks acted for the successful defendant in Clitheroe v Bond [2020] EWHC 1185 (Ch). The case concerned the validity of two wills. The Deceased had tragically lost her eldest daughter to cancer in 2009. She made two wills, one in 2010 and one in 2013, cutting out her second daughter, the Defendant, from any […]

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Re H (Deceased) [2020] EWHC 1134 (Fam)

Sophia Rogers acted for the successful adult child claimant in Re H (Deceased) [2020] EWHC 1134 (Fam), a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. In addition to granting an award despite a period of estrangement from the deceased, the judgment considers the issue of recoverability of CFA uplifts as part […]

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Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 578

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 578, in which Nathan Wells appeared for the successful Appellant/Defendant. The case arose from a sale by receivers of a commercial fishery in Lancashire which belonged to the Respondent (BDSL). The fishery included nine gravel […]

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Revenue & Customs Commissioners v Bella Figura Ltd [2020] UKUT 120 (TCC)

The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) has handed down its decision in Revenue & Customs Commissioners v Bella Figura Ltd [2020] UKUT 120 (TCC). The appeal and cross-appeal concerned the taxation of pension schemes and, specifically, HMRC’s powers to levy tax charges for unauthorised payments and the exercise of the First-tier Tribunal’s power to […]

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Carmela De Sena v Joseph Notaro and others [2020] EWHC 1031 (Ch)

On 1st May 2020 Judgment was given in Carmela De Sena v Joseph Notaro and others [2020] EWHC 1031 (Ch). You can read the full judgment here. Dov Ohrenstein of Radcliffe Chambers (instructed by Andrew Perkins at Ashfords) represented Joseph Notaro and S Notaro Group in their successful defence to the Claim that had been brought […]

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Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd v Wong, Wen Young & Ors

The Bermudian Court of Appeal has handed down a landmark judgment in Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd v Wong, Wen Young & Ors, ​reversing the decision of the Bermudian Supreme Court and rejecting any limitation on the exercise of trustees’ powers ​to add and remove beneficiaries by reference to the ​so-called “substratum” of the trust. In the […]

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Anwer v Central Bridging Loans Ltd [2020] EWHC 765 (Ch)

Dawn McCambley successfully defeated an application to commit to prison the directors of the Respondent company, together with two partners from the firm of Shakespeare Martineau LLP (“SM”), the solicitors for the Respondent (the “Committal Application”). The matter was heard before Mr Justice Zacaroli, pursuant to CPR Practice Direction 51Y, by way of a recorded […]

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“Gadsden and Cousins on Commons and Greens” published by Sweet & Maxwell

“Gadsden and Cousins on Commons and Greens” was published by Sweet & Maxwell in its Property and Conveyancing Library series in March 2020. The book was edited by Edward Cousins, who is named in its title, with Richard Honey and Hugh Craddock. It is now in its third edition and is recognised as the leading […]

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COVID-19 business continuity update

Radcliffe Chambers has taken steps to ensure that all our clients receive a consistently excellent level of service from us over the coming months. The safety of our employees, barristers and clients is our utmost concern at this testing time, and we have postponed our training and business development events until the risk level is […]