Commercial Newsletter Summer 2020 edition

24th September 2020

Barrister: John Dickinson, Nick Pointon, Natasha Dzameh, Annie Sampson & Georgina Thompson
Source: St John’s Chambers
Summary: This issue features seven different articles which focus on various recent points of interest within the commercial and insolvency sphere. The articles cover everything from furlough to ferraris and include the write-up of a notable case in which a member of our specialist Commercial team acted and advised.

In this edition, edited by Adam Boyle:

Georgina Thompson analyses the court’s approach to the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme without the benefit of legislative guidance by deconstructing the decisions in Re Carluccio’s Ltd and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd.

Nick Pointon takes a walk through three decisions on the law of privilege: Addlesee v Dentons, Jet2.com v CAA, and Sports Direct v FRC.

John Dickinson discusses the case of Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Rahman, a matter relating to the Secretary of State’s approach to de facto directors in which John represented the successful Mr Rahman.

Natasha Dzameh takes us on a tour from a case involving a Ferrari’s gearbox Gregor Fisken Ltd v Carl, to an analysis of Section 283A IA 1986 and re-vesting Brake and others v Swift, via the rule against reflective loss Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd.

Finally, Annie Sampson looks at the doctrine of rectification following the case of GLAS Trust and discusses the likely impact of the Court of Appeal’s decision.