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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. Caroline Bolton was called to the Bar in 1998 and has a busy commercial, chancery and local government practice. She has extensive experience obtaining urgent injunctive relief. […]

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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. The issues included whether a valid Jersey law trust was created in respect of a house in circumstances where […]

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Taxing gains made by non-residents consultation

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 from April 2019 and an anti-forestalling rule […]

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Piers Feltham secures victory in pension appeal

Piers Feltham secured a remarkable victory for his client Mr Jossa before the Pensions Ombudsman and then on appeal in the High Court. Mr Jossa had defrauded the London Borough of Enfield of £0.5m before he was made redundant. After his fraud was discovered Enfield sought to set off his unrecovered debt to it for […]

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Tom Dumont & Andrew Brown in the Privy Council

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. They represented the Rolle Family & Company Limited on its appeal from the Court of Appeal in the Bahamas. The appeal turned on pre-incorporation conveyances of two […]

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Re FW Mason & Sons Ltd (in Liquidation) [2017] EWHC 1512 (insolvency, liquidators’ remuneration and misfeasance, dishonesty)

In Re FW Mason & Sons Ltd (in Liquidation) [2017] EWHC 1512, the company’s current liquidators were claiming against its former liquidators, (one of whom was represented by Dov Ohrenstein) for alleged misfeasance and were determined to try to prove dishonesty. The allegations were serious and while Mr Justice Morgan accepted that there might be […]

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Trouble in Paradise

The more glamorous side of Dov Ohrenstein’s practice has gained the attention of journalists at the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. Both papers have recently published articles giving details of the dispute between Anastasia Alexander and Alfred Munkenbeck about the development of a luxury property in the Caribbean. The articles can be accessed here (Daily […]

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Neutral sanctuary – or intimidating location? by Justin Holmes

One aspect of the decision of Charles J in ADS v DSM [2017] EWCOP 8 is causing Court of Protection practitioners a headache as explored below by Justin Holmes. Charles J criticised the parties, and a Court of Protection visitor, for interviewing P at the house of her son, where she lived, whilst her son […]