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Re Project Verona Limited – Sanction of a Restructuring Plan

Matthew Weaver KC and Katie Longstaff instructed by Shoosmiths LLP, acted for the successful plan company, Project Verona Limited, obtaining an order sanctioning its proposed restructuring plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006. The plan company had assumed certain liabilities of Tasty plc and Took Us A Long Time Limited, which together operate restaurant chains trading under the names […]

Osler v Osler [2024] EWCA Civ 516

Dov Ohrenstein, assisted by Matthew Tonnard and instructed by Tim Russ of Roythornes,  appeared in the Court of Appeal for the successful respondents in the recent case of Osler v Osler [2024] EWCA Civ 516. The Appeal concerned a High Court judge’s order which contained a clear error and an order of a Court of […]

London International Disputes Week

We are delighted to be members of London International Disputes Week (LIDW) which starts on 3 June. The week kicks off with Arbitration Day, click here to sign up: The main conference takes place on 4 June, there are still some tickets, but they are selling fast so click here to book your place: […]

Peachside Limited v Lee and Keung [2024] EWHC 921 (TCC)

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Wendy Mathers, instructed by Bude Nathan Iwanier LLP, acted for the successful Claimant in Peachside Limited v Lee and Keung [2024] EWHC 921 (TCC). The Claimant landlord sought damages for dilapidations at the end of a commercial lease. Unusually, both limbs of section 18(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 were engaged, meaning then Judge […]

Barklem v HMRC [2024] EWHC 651 (Ch)

Mr Justice Fancourt has handed down judgment in Barklem v HMRC [2024] EWHC 651 (Ch), in which HMRC successfully obtained an order striking out High Court proceedings on the ground that they were an abuse of process. The claim had been brought in connection with a film partnership tax scheme. Nicholas Macklam acted for HMRC. […]

PSG Trust Corporation v CK [2024] EWCOP 14

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Justin Holmes, instructed by the Official Solicitor, was successful in PSG Trust Corporation v CK [2024] EWCOP 14, a decision of Hayden J, which considered the circumstances in which knowledge of the size of her compensation fund could be withheld from P. It is not uncommon, particularly in brain injury cases, for survivors to be […]

Burke & Ors v Peabody Construction Ltd [2024] EWHC 392 (Ch)

Matthew Weaver KC, instructed by Aaron Harlow, Hayley Çapani, Charles Williams and Aadil Qureshi of Shoosmiths, acted for the successful Applicants. The Court overturned a decision awarding costs against the joint supervisors of a CVA. The Court emphasised that costs orders against a nominee are rare, and some element of personal misconduct is needed to justify them. Even where a […]

Dominik Thiel-Czerwinke and Jamie Taylor (as Joint Liquidators of Courtside Recycling Limited (in liquidation)) v Nicholas Crabb [2024] EWHC 337 (Ch)

Chloe Shuffrey, instructed by Frances Coulson and Ian Rees of Wedlake Bell LLP, acted for the successful Applicants, the joint liquidators of Courtside Recycling Limited (in compulsory liquidation), in a claim for c. £2.5m pursuant sections 212 (misfeasance / breach of duty) and 213 (fraudulent trading) against the former director of the Company. In its […]