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Fraudulent non-disclosure claim in property joint venture case fails

Russell v Cartwright and others [2020] EWHC 41 (Ch) The…

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Littleton Chambers ranked in 2020 Chambers & Partners Global for commercial disputes

Littleton Chambers commercial dispute resolution expertise has been recognised for…

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David Lascelles comments: – inducing breach of contract: – reliance on legal advice saves the day in Court of Appeal

In an important decision yesterday (27 February), Allen v Dodd…

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Court of Appeal clarifies proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims

On 26 November 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment…

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Ashley Cukier in successful High Court defence to Fresh Evidence application

The High Court yesterday handed down its judgment in Promontoria…

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Adam Solomon QC succeeds in getting freezing order discharged.

Adam Solomon QC, acted for the Second Respondent in this…

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Stuart Sanders writes Damages in share sales: affirming the orthodox approach

In Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited v ING Bank NV [2019]…

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Jurisdiction Provisions and Settlement Agreements

Nicholas Siddall QC considers the recent decision of the Court…

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James Bickford-Smith writes The content of Defences

This article was written for the Dispute Resolution blog by James…

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Jonathan Cohen QC and Ashley Cukier in Court of Appeal victory over sale of Gauguin masterpiece

The Court of Appeal today handed down its judgment in…

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Charles Samek QC on the International Advisory Board for Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Geneva

To be able to continue to deliver a truly “World…

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Littleton expand International Commercial Litigation Team with the appointment of Alexander Halban

Littleton Chambers is pleased to announce that Alexander Halban, formerly…

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Marc Delehanty on staying English proceedings in favour of pending proceedings in non-EU countries

STAYING ENGLISH PROCEEDINGS IN FAVOUR OF PENDING PROCEEDINGS IN NON-EU…

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Lydia Banerjee writes “The professional obligations owed by auditors have been under the spot light in two recent cases”

On 30 January 2019 the Court of Appeal gave their…

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Sam Neaman wins Court of Appeal franchise case

In Maurice MacNeill Iona Ltd (t/a Century 21 UK) v…

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Jamie Susskind in successful High Court claim arising out of 2008 global financial crisis

On Friday 9 November 2018 the Commercial Court gave judgment…

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Draft Brexit/EU Withdrawal Agreement: private international law provisions on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law & Enforcement etc

The Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement has finally been published (14…

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Cross-examination on WFO Asset Disclosure by Video-link

In the long-running BTA Bank v Khrapunov litigation, the Court…

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Court of Appeal strikes down non-reliance clause between commercial parties advised by solicitors

The Court of Appeal has just handed down judgment in…

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Charles Samek QC named in Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar as an Expert in Business Crime Defence

Charles Samek QC has been named by Who’s Who Legal:…

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Supreme Court reinvigorates tort of Conspiracy to Injure by Unlawful Means

On Wednesday 21 March the Supreme Court delivered judgment in…

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Lydia Banerjee: Does the undertaking not to enforce a freezing order leave the applicant in the cold?

Since Derby & Co Ltd v Weldon [1990] Ch 48…

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David Lascelles writes on Supreme Court decision: No Oral Variation Clauses are Effective

The Supreme Court delivered judgment this morning in an important…

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Adam Solomon QC and Georgina Leadbetter succeed in upholding Protection from Harassment Act injunction in Court of Appeal

Adam Solomon QC and Georgina Leadbetter represented the successful Respondents…

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Charles Samek QC and James McWilliams Successful in the Court of Appeal in the Cyprus Popular Bank and Vgenopoulos Litigation

Charles Samek QC and James McWilliams, instructed by DLA Piper…

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Jonathan Cohen QC and Ashley Cukier in High Court victory over sale of Gauguin masterpiece

On Tuesday 16 January 2018 the High Court handed down…

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Nicholas Goodfellow on Holyoake v Kandy: A multiplicity of lies but not deceit in the property world

IntroductionOn 21 December 2017, judgment was handed down in the…

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Katherine Apps in first Court of Appeal case on cross border mergers

The Court of Appeal today handed down its judgment on…

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David Reade QC and Alexander Robson appear on the issues of the fortification of freezing orders

David Reade QC and Alexander Robson appeared for the Defendants …

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David Reade QC & Alexander Robson on freezing order continuation & conditions

Dispute Resolution analysis: Discussing Brainbox Digital Ltd v Backboard Media…

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Adam Solomon successful before BVI Court of Appeal

Adam Solomon representing respondents in the BVI Court of Appeal…

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Not Up for Negotiation: Court of Appeal Clarifies the Meaning of ‘Written Standard Terms of Business’ by Benjamin Gray

by Benjamin Gray IntroductionThe Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 is…

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Second cumulative supplement to Whistleblowing: Law and Practice 3rd Edition now available

Following the publication of third edition of Whistleblowing: Law and Practice…

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Charlene Ashiru on Protecting Your Judgment: A New Tort of Asset-Stripping?

Many a lawyer has been met with the question: what…

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Court of Appeal considers the distinction between terms in an order and in a Tomlin

The Court of Appeal considers the impact of the distinction…

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Naomi Ellenbogen QC appointed Deputy High Court Judge

Littleton Chambers is delighted to announce that Naomi Ellenbogen QC,…

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Nicholas Goodfellow on Challenging the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The Commercial Court has recently considered the principles relating to…

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Torpedoes, asymmetric jurisdiction clauses and the Recast Brussels 1 Regulation

By Grahame Anderson In Commerzbank Aktiengesellshcaft v Liquimar Tankers Management…

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Supreme Court decision in important business rates appeal to be handed down on 1 March

The Supreme Court will hand down judgment in Newbigin (Valuation Officer)  v…

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Chris Quinn on avoiding Marathon headaches in employee competition cases

The effective use of Part 36 and the perils of…

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Charles Samek QC to speak on “conspiracy claims in international commercial fraud cases” at C5 Geneva Conference

A team of Littleton’s leading Commercial Litigation Members are attending…

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Circumscribing rights and routes of appeal: A practical view from the bar by James Bickford Smith

James Bickford Smith discusses the significance of the changes to…

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Notification injunctions to preserve assets: An overview by Marc Delehanty

A notification injunction is a variant of a conventional freezing…

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Littleton seeks applications from commercial litigation practitioners at Silk and Junior level

Littleton seeks applications from well-regarded, experienced and ambitious commercial litigation…

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Marc Delehanty on the enforceability of promises made subsequent to written contracts: new caselaw

By Marc Delehanty Commercial litigators regularly encounter disputes which arise…

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Katherine Apps on new Data Protection case from Court of Appeal

Following the case of Durant v Financial Services Authority [2004]…

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Court of Appeal refuses to put the (evidential) cart before the (procedural) horse by Ashley Cukier

Ashley Cukier discusses Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs…

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The Taxonomy of Evidence: Experts, Facts, Opinions and the Courts by Grahame Anderson

Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers.…

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Adam Solomon successful in BVI Commercial Court trial

Judgment has just been handed down by the Eastern Caribbean…

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Katherine Apps appointed as new contributor to Gore Brown on EU Company Law

Katherine Apps has joined the list of contributors to Gore…

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Coventry v Lawrence, or Lessons from a Near Miss: A Practical View from the Bar

In his monthly column, James Bickford Smith discusses the Supreme…

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When will the court grant freezing orders in support of foreign proceedings?

This article was originally published in LexisNexis. Adam Solomon was counsel…

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Naomi Ellenbogen QC appointed Deputy High Court Judge

Littleton Chambers is delighted to announce that Naomi Ellenbogen QC,…

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BVI Commercial Court applies ‘Sparkasse Bregenz’ Principles to reject Debtor’s Application to set aside Statutory Demand

In a judgment delivered on 5 February 2020 the BVI…

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David Lascelles comments on New Court of Appeal decision on non-compete clauses in shareholders’ agreements

On 4 February, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment…

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Littleton Cross – Border Anti Suit Injunction Referred to CJEU

Does a person domiciled in a Recast Brussels Regulation state…

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Nick Goodfellow successful in committal and debarring application in fraud claim

Domestic & General Group Ltd v Domestic Assist Ltd and…

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Former Soviet oligarchs march on London courts

An article in yesterday’s Times (‘Former Soviet oligarchs march on…

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LITTLETON AT ENGLISH LAW WEEK IN RUSSIA

Charles Samek Q.C., Rupert D’Cruz and Alexander Halban will be…

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Commercial debt assignment: James Bickford Smith succeeds in Chancery appeal

LexisNexis interviewed James Bickford-Smith about his success in Nicoll v…

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Alexander Halban writes on exclusive jurisdiction in company disputes: clarification from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment on…

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David Lascelles in further Court victory on £1.5billion Candy brothers claim

On Friday, David Lascelles appeared before Michael Green Q.C. (sitting…

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Littleton’s Jonathan Cohen QC represents leading insurance company in civil fraud action

Littleton’s Jonathan Cohen QC represents leading insurance company in civil…

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David Lascelles writes on Important Court of Appeal decision on rectification

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment yesterday in FSHC…

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Bailing out Lehman Brothers?

Bailing out Lehman Brothers? – Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In…

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Chris Quinn writes on Falling Off the End of a Springboard: Aquinas Education Ltd v Miller and Others

The recent judgment of Nicholas Vineall QC (sitting as a…

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Jonathan Cohen QC instructed in stolen safes mystery

The London riots of 2011 saw widespread vandalism and looting.…

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Nick Goodfellow on using the economic torts to claim against the individuals behind insolvent companies

Palmer Birch (a partnership) v (1) Michael Lloyd (2) Christopher…

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Sam Neaman successful in High Court fiduciary duty/constructive trust claim

In Faichney & Anr v Vantis HR Ltd & Ors [2018]…

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Alexander Robson on Security for Costs: Recent Developments

Two recent cases reinforce the strategic value of a well-targeted…

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Paul Gilroy QC contributes to new leading Sports Law Textbook: “Football and the Law”

“Football and the Law”, newly launched by Bloomsbury Publishing, aims to…

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Adam Solomon QC and Sophia Berry in High Court Costs Victory

On Friday 16 March 2018 the High Court handed down…

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Charles Samek QC to speak at the 4th annual C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery (Asia) conference in Hong Kong on 25 – 26 June 2018

Charles Samek QC will be speaking on the first day…

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Former employee not entitled to claim privilege over documents on employer’s IT system

Andrew Clarke QC and David Lascelles acted alongside Hodge Malek…

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Jamie Riley appears in the Supreme Court. Constructive Trust and insolvency: Bailey v Angove’s PTY

Jamie Riley led for the Respondent in the Supreme Court…

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David Reade QC appears in first Court of Appeal Judgment on the 2013 whistleblowing protection under the Employment Rights Act 1996

David Reade QC appeared in the Court of Appeal for…

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Expert Evidence, Adjournment and Proving Loss: A Practical View from the Bar by James Bickford Smith

James Bickford Smith discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision in…

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Sam Neaman wins High Court Estate Agency Franchise Claim

In C21 London Estates Ltd v Maurice Macneill Iona Ltd…

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Privilege, Disclosure and Mistake: A Practical View from the Bar by James Bickford Smith

In his monthly column for Practical Law, James Bickford Smith…

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Charlotte Davies on recent cases on oral contracts – sailing to victory via the Horse & Groom

Charlotte Davies looks at two recent decisions of the Commercial…

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JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov – Supreme Court grants permission to appeal

The Supreme Court (Lord Clarke, Lord Mance and Lord Sumption)…

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‘Watch Your LiP’ by Richard Perkoff

By Richard Perkoff Once upon a time when Civil Legal…

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Summer Round-Up 2017: James Bickford Smith gives a Practical View from the Bar

James Bickford Smith summarises recent decisions on civil procedure and…

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Richard Perkoff wins Banking & Finance Barrister of the Year (UK) Award

Richard Perkoff has been named as the Banking & Finance…

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Charles Samek QC commended as a leading Civil Fraud expert in Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2017

The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal UK Bar commends…

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An all Littleton hearing in the Court of Appeal

On 4th May 2017 David Reade QC, leading Nicholas Goodfellow,…

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David Reade QC appears in interest rate swap and Libor mis-selling claim in the Financial List

David Reade QC appeared for the Claimants in Hockin v…

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The Calumny of bankers: who’d be a Senior Manager now?

Katherine Apps* on the Supreme Court judgment in FCA v…

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Charles Samek QC & Marc Delehanty in important appeal re: damages for freezing order breaches & jurisdiction for conspiracy claims

Charles Samek QC and Marc Delehanty acted for the Appellant /…

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Ashley Cukier: Misfeasance in public office – Get your house in order before scaling the high bar

Ashley Cukier discusses the recent case of Sandhu v Revenue…

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Daniel Tatton-Brown and Jonathan Cohen Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Littleton is delighted to announce that Daniel Tatton-Brown and Jonathan…

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Proper Particularisation, Delay & Strikeout: A Practical View from the Bar

In our regular column for Practical Law Ashley Cukier discusses the…

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David Reade QC appears before the Supreme Court in a ratings appeal

David Reade QC, leading Dominic Bayne of Parklane Plowden Chambers,…

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Charles Samek QC in Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal victory

On 4 July 2016 the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal…

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Litigants in Person, Costs Budgeting and McKenzie Friends: A Practical View from the Bar

In his monthly column, James Bickford Smith discusses two important…

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Security for Costs where a Company is Reticent to Reveal its Financial Position – Ashley Cukier on Sarpd v Addax

Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers.…

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David Lascelles acts for successful vendors on £2million share sale claim

When liability “crystallises” under warranty limitation provision in share sale…

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Litigation Funding and Third Party Costs – further developments: A Practical View from the Bar

Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers.…

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Committal applications in the absence of the defendant: two recent cases, by Ashley Cukier

Ashley Cukier considers two recent judgments of the High Court…

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Precedent and Procedure: A Practical View from the Bar

James Bickford Smith discusses Coral Reef Ltd v Silverbond Enterprises…

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