Cases by Area of Law


Bradbury & Ors v Taylor & Anor

 [2012] EWCA Civ. 2008

Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Wills, Trusts and Probate
Summary:
Leslie acted for the estate in appeal from Judge’s decision to award deceased’s godson a listed building by reason of proprietary estoppel.
Download judgment: Bradbury v Taylor [2012] EWCA Civ. 2008

Leumi ABL Ltd v Tinnelly Construction Ltd

(2012)

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Building, Construction & Engineering
Summary: Richard is acting for defendant contractor in respect of a claim by debt factors acting on behalf of a building cladding material supplier suing for £500k.

EU Plants Ltd v Wokingham Borough Council

[2013] EWCA Civ 1542

Barrister: David Fletcher
Area of Law: Administrative Law
Summary: David has recently pursued in the Court of Appeal a Judicial Review application relating to alleged abuse of tree preservation order powers by a local authority.

 

Delkor v ASES

[2012] EWHC 3667 (Comm)

Barrister: Robin Neill
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution
Summary:
Robin successfully obtained Restraining Orders against a Bank domiciled in the UK and an entity domiciled in Turkey under S.44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 in respect of an arbitration whose seat is in Switzerland.  The Orders prevent the respondents from respectively paying out on or calling a guarantee and performance bond issued by the bank on the basis of the fraud of the Turkish entity against whom the claimant has commenced arbitration in Switzerland. This may well be the first decision of its kind in the Commercial Court (by Mr Justice Burton).

Prestigic (Wisley) Nominees Limited Company v JTC Management Ltd and 13 Others

[2012] JRC 097 Royal Court of Jersey

Barrister: Nicholas Pointon
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution
Summary:
Unfair prejudice petition under Article 141 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, challenging several large payments totalling c. £1.5m in the face of a series of special resolutions by the majority of shareholders to ratify the payments and oppose the application.

Rickman v Relph Ross

(2012)

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Property Insurance Litigation 
Summary: Richard is acting for the defendant architect in £1m plus claim brought by the owner of a refurbished mansion following flooding of the property due to the escape of water from the fire suppression system.

Williams

(2012)

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: CICA – Richard is representing the claimant who suffered brain injury as a child. Value in excess of £2 million.

Gidley

(2012)

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Richard is representing the claimant in a claim before the CICA. Brain injury as a child causing cerebral palsy – confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak or communicate incontinent, requiring 24 hour care for life – value in excess of £4 million.

Goldsmith v Patchcott

[2012] EWCA Civ 183 Court of Appeal

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Richard represented the claimant who suffered a severe head injury when kicked and trampled on by a horse. Issues arising as to construction of s.2(2) and 5(2) Animals Act 1971.

R v Somerset County Council ex. p. Mann

[2012] EWHC B14 (Admin)

Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Town and Village Greens
Summary:
The Administrative Court sitting in Birmingham has, after a fully contested hearing, refused to grant judicial review of a decision not to register Pen Mill Field in Yeovil as a Town or Village Green. Leslie Blohm QC, Town and village green expert, appeared on behalf of Somerset County Council. The impact of the decision will bring into question the scope and effect of implied licenses that prevent recreational usage from being ‘as of right’.

Download: Village Greens and implied licenses


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