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(1) Thurrock Council (2) Essex County Council v Persons Unknown & Ors

Caroline Bolton and Natalie Pratt were instructed on behalf of Thurrock Council and Essex County Council and secured urgent injunctive relief on 24 April 2022 to restrain acts (and also apprehended acts) of trespass and public nuisance on the highway, which had occurred in connection with recent anti fossil fuel protests linked to the Just […]

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Ingenious Games LLP and others v HMRC [2019] UKUT 0226 (TCC)

HMRC has been successful in the Upper Tribunal in the long running and high value litigation concerning Ingenious Media’s films and games partnerships. The Upper Tribunal (Falk J and Judge Herrington) dismissed appeals by the taxpayer LLPs in their entirety and allowed HMRC’s appeals in relation to the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber). […]

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BIC U.K. Limited v. Burgess [2019] EWCA Civ 806

The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by BIC U.K. against the part of the decision of Arnold J. in Burgess v. BIC U.K. Limited [2018] EWHC 785 (Ch) by which the judge held that under the Bic UK Pension Scheme increases to pensions in payment at the rate of 5% or the increase in […]

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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. In 2014 it was discovered that the bond between the glass and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Application for permission to appeal dismissed in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors.

Following his reserved judgment dated 26 October 2018, on 3 December 2018 Morgan J heard an application by the representative beneficiaries for permission to appeal on the issues of (i) methodology and (ii) forfeiture. This application was refused, the Judge holding that neither proposed ground of appeal had a real prospect of success. The Judge also said […]

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Macintyre & Anor v Oliver & Ors [2018] EWHC 3094 (Ch)

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 […]