Cases by Area of Law

MAC Hotels Ltd v Midas Construction Ltd

Barrister: John Blackmore
Area of Law: Building, Construction & Engineering

Summary: Claim on behalf of Swiss-based clients in conspiracy to defraud and breach of contract in the construction of a luxury hotel and spa resulted in a joint payment of damages in excess of 4.8 million.

Marstons Plc (1) and Greene King Pub Company Ltd (2) v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire


Barrister: Jeremy Phillips
Area of Law: Licensing

Summary: Representing appellants in two separate appeals against decisions made on premises licence reviews, following a related fatality in the area.

R (on prosecution by the Environment Agency) v Paul Crabb

Barrister: Jeremy Phillips
Area of Law: 

Summary: Representing EA in Crown Court trial for range of waste offences.

Environment Agency v Two Sisters Food Group Ltd

Barrister: Jeremy Phillips
Area of Law: 

Summary: Appearing on behalf of defendant in relation to allegations of multiple breaches of Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regs 2007.

Jay Jones (A Child) v CICA

Barrister: Ben Handy
Areas of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Ben was counsel for the family of a 3-year old boy who successfully appealed the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority’s decision to refuse him compensation after he was attacked by another 3-year old with a tyre-iron. The claim was initially refused on  the basis that the assailant fell below the age of criminal responsibility, but it was successfully argued that this amounted to a defence to criminal prosecution for the assailant, rather than a bar to recovery under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme for the victim.

Penton Salisbury Ltd v Peugeot Motor Company

Barrister: John Blackmore
Area of Law: Building, Construction & Engineering

Summary: In a claim for negligent misrepresentation: action against Peugeot which induced a major dealership to purchase a Peugeot franchise. The claim in damages for economic loss resulted in a judgment in the High Court in excess of 1.25 million.

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.

New Media Holding Company LLC; New Media Distribution Company; and Vladimir Gusinski v Konstantin Kagalovsky; Iota LP; Aspida Ventures Ltd; and Seragill Holdings Ltd

Supreme Court of New York, Commercial Division (Case 603742/2009)

Barrister: Nicholas Pointon
Area of Law:Commercial Dispute Resolution
High value litigation arising from a joint venture for the creation of a market-leading Ukranian television station, destroyed following the unilateral dilution of key shareholdings and dissipation of assets. Claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duties against partner and professional offshore trustees. New York Commercial Court gave judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $50m on 10 August 2012. Currently taking steps to enforce this New York judgement in various jurisdictions.

Palmer v Cornwall County Council

[2009] EWCA Civ 456

Barrister: Timothy Grice
Area of Law: Personal Injury

Summary: Duty of playground supervision and care by a school.

R (on the application of Bristol City Council) v Bristol Magistrates Court and Somerfield Stores

[2009] EWHC 625 (Admin)

Barrister: Roy Light
Area of Law: Licensing

Summary: Conditions placed on premises licences generally should not duplicate the provisions of other legislation, should not be automatically adopted from the applicants operating schedule and should be imposed only if necessary.