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. Keith acts for the defendant banks in this landmark pensions case which, 28 years after the ECJ’s seminal […]
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. Morgan J’s judgments are a useful reminder of the rules for establishing […]
Radcliffe Chambers is pleased to welcome leading commercial and chancery silk Avtar Khangure QC as an associate member. He is ranked in the top tier for commercial dispute resolution and restructuring/insolvency by Chambers UK Bar and Legal 500 Bar. Avtar Khangure QC was called to the Bar in 1985 and took silk in 2003. He […]
We are pleased to announce that HM the Queen has appointed Mark Mullen to be an Insolvency and Companies Court Judge with effect from 17th December 2018, based at the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice. Mark was called to the Bar in 2001 and undertook pupillage at 11 Old Square (the Chambers of Grant […]
Elizabeth Ovey recently delivered a talk at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pension Lawyers. The talk explored some of the problems which arise when it turns out that for several years a pension scheme has been administered on the wrong basis. You can read the talk here.
Justin Holmes and Josh Lewison appeared in this case, Justin representing executor trustees applying for directions and Josh representing St Bart’s Hospital, one of the named beneficiaries. The case concerned a wide range of issues. The first was whether a contingent gift could be saved under the rule in Jones v Whitcomb, which required a […]
Regency Villas Title Ltd and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and others (Appellants/Cross-Respondents)
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgments in the case of Regency Villas Title Ltd and others v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and others,in which the Respondents/Cross-Appellants claimed recreational easements. The well-known leading case of In re Ellenborough Park  Ch 131 was revisited and affirmed. The Justices dismissed the Appellants/Cross-Respondents’ appeal and granted […]
Dov Ohrenstein and Oliver Hilton represented the claimant and defendant respectively in Amstell v Fraser. The dispute involved genealogy and probate research firm Fraser & Fraser, which was once featured in BBC television series Heir Hunters. The court ruled in favour of the claimant, finding that the defendant had gained grant of letters of administration […]
Morgan J. has today given judgment in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors., which addresses the long-standing question whether contracted-out members’ benefits must be adjusted to reflect inequalities in their GMPs. Keith Rowley QC acted for the employers. The judgment is available here here.