Cases by Area of Law

Huxtable v Jury

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Partnership

Summary: James acted for a shareholder in unfair prejudice petition concerning a company formed as a joint venture to operate a waste disposal site.

Curtis v Curtis and Self Realisation Meditation Healing Centre

[2011] EWCA Civ 1602, [2012] All ER (D) 46 (Jan)

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Property

Property: Acted at first instance and on appeal in successful claim to set aside declaration of trust in favour of trust for undue influence.

Barrett v Bristol City Council

[2011] EWCA Civ 734

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Summary: Acted for claimant builders in High Court claim for misfeasance in public office following successful judicial review for their unlawful removal from lists of approved contractors: R v. Bristol City Council, ex p. Barrett (2001) 3 LGLR 163

McCullough v Armstrong

[2011] EWHC 67 (Ch)

Barrister: Christopher Jones
Area of Law: Property

Summary: An appeal to the High Court from the Adjudicator to Land Registry of an application for rectification of the registered title for the removal of a reference to a right of way, based upon the interpretation of the conveyancing history of several properties.

Hoey v Sir Robert Lloyd Construction

[2011] EWCA Civ 1060

Barrister: Andrew McLaughlin
Area of Law: Personal Injury

Summary: Asbestos

Cain Electrical Ltd v Cox t/a Pennine Control Systems

[2011] EWHC 2681 (TCC) 2011 EWCA Civ 1466

Barrister: Andrew Kearney
Area of Law: Construction & Engineering

Summary: Enforcement of an Adjudicator’s decision, notwithstanding the party enforcing having relied on oral terms. The Court of Appeal refused permission to appeal.

Cowderoy v Cranfield

[2011] EWHC 1616 (Ch); [2011] WTLR 1699 (Morgan J)

Barrister: Alex Troup
Area of Law: Wills, Trusts and Probate

Summary: Validity of will disputed on grounds of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence.

Drake v Fripp

[2011] EWCA Civ 1279; [2012] 1 P&CR 4 (Court of Appeal led by Leslie Blohm QC)

Barrister: Alex Troup
Area of Law: Property

Summary: Effect of the general boundaries rule on registered title to land, and its effect on the ability to rectify a registered title (led by Leslie Blohm QC).

Somerfield v Inbev

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Summary: Acting for a supermarket in a claim against a supplier.

Dudman v Wimpey Homes Ltd


Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Building, Construction & Engineering
Summary: Richard acted for two claimants in respect of defects to two new dwelling houses which required the properties to be re-constructed.