Cases by Area of Law


Re Cobbetts LLP

Barrister: Martha Maher
Area of Law: Insolvency and Partnership

Summary:
Martha Maher was instructed by Claire Sharf of Pinsent Masons on behalf of KPMG in relation to the obtaining of the Administration Order in respect of failed law firm Cobbetts LLP. The business of the c£50m turnover firm, along with its 72 partners and circa 400 staff situated in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London were prepack sold to DWF LLP as part of the process. The order was obtained in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division before Mrs Justice Asplin. Martha was led by Peter Arden QC of Erskine Chambers.

Re P Elliott & Co UK Ltd (in liquidation)

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Company, Insolvency, Partnership

Summary: Acted for liquidator appointed in creditors voluntary liquidation in rescinding a winding-up order

Re Halliwells LLP

[2011] BCC 57

Barrister: Martha Maher
Area of Law: Insolvency and Partnership

Summary: Application for administration order in relation to LLP and directions under para 63 Schedule B1 in relation to pre-pack sales of the business assets.

Parsons v Parsons

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Partnership

Acting for a partner in a dispute concerning a family partnership which operated a hotel. 7-day trial in the County Court.

O’Brien & Partners v Ashmole & Co

Barrister: John Blackmore
Area of Law: Partnership

Summary: Dispute between partners of large firm of accountants in South Wales regarding retirement provisions, partition of offices and clients, and misuse of confidential information.

Lindsley v Woodfull

[2004] EWCA Civ 165, [2004] BCLC 131

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Partnership, Commercial, Company

Summary: Acted at trial in High Court and on appeal in partnership dispute involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty

Mullins v BKR Haines Watts Neuberger

[2003] 2WLR 1006

Barrister: Martha Maher
Area of Law: Partnership

Summary: Held that the defendant’s conduct towards the claimant was in breach of the duty of good faith between partners. It entitled the claimant to apply for an order for dissolution and for an order that the defendant’s buy out the claimant’s interest in the partnership. It is a leading case on the effect of repudicatory breach of partnership agreement. It is also a leading case of the calculation of damages for the breach of partnerships.

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Ivens

[1997] 2 BCLC 334 CA

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Partnership, Commercial, Company

Summary: Director’s disqualification.

Hills v Tonner and others …

Barrister: John Blackmore
Area of Law: Partnership

Summary: A dispute between a specialist dental partnership regarding ownership of partnership property, division of profits and work-in-progress.