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Wright v Hill & Impact Property Development

Area of Law: Property

Lance Ashworth QC and Jamie Randall are representing the Defendants in Wright v Hill & Impact Property Development, a property development dispute concerning development sites in Rickmansworth worth up to £25 million. The Claimants are represented by James Mather. 

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Habberfield v Habberfield [2019] EWCA Civ 890

Area of Law: Property

Judgment was handed down on Thursday 23rd May 2019 after the judge ruled in favour of the Respondent, Lucy Habberfield, in an inheritance dispute. The court heard that Lucy Habberfield had been promised that the family dairy farm would be bequeathed to her by her late father. However, following a fight with her sister, Sarah, Lucy left the family home and subsequently brought a legal claim for the farm she was promised. 

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Schillings International LLP v Scott [2019] EWHC 1335 (Ch)

Area of Law: Commercial Litigation

James Mather, instructed by Cooke, Young & Keidan’s Sinead O’Callaghan, successfully obtained the dismissal of an injunction application brought by Schillings against a former partner of the firm and an indemnity costs order against Schillings, which was ordered to pay the full amount of the respondent’s costs on summary assessment.  The Judge held that the application was in breach of a binding arbitration clause and reaffirmed the principle that costs will be awarded on the indemnity basis against a party who brings court proceedings in breach of an arbitration agreement.  Schillings was represented by Jeremy Callman, instructed by Fox Williams.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust v Aikman & Ors [2018] UKUT 256 (LC)

Andrew Francis instructed on a successful application under s. 84(1) Law of Property Act 1925 in Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) to modify covenants over land at Northwood to enable development for flats on cleared site.

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Mardan v Lowe [2019]

Thomas Braithwaite instructed on a case involving the rescriptive rights of way and possessory title to unregistered land.

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Nathu Ram Puri v John Michael Gibney [2017]

Rupert Reed QC acting with Browne Jacobson for a leading UK businessman on a boundary dispute affecting his principal residence in Nottingham.  Please click here to view article 1; please click here to view article 2.

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Delta Holdings Ltd v Aurora Developments Ltd [2018] EWHC 1047 (Ch)

Area of Law: Property

Rupert Reed QC acting in the Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal for the registered proprietor of the North Kensington Gate development in defending claims to the registered title by a Guernsey entity controlled by the original promoters of the development.

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Leigh Ravenscroft v Canal & River Trust [2017] EWHC 1874

The principal issue was as to the meaning of ‘main navigable channel’ for the purposes of the British Waterways Acts and the consequent management of the inland waterways by the Canal & River Trust.  Christopher Stoner QC instructed by Canal & River Trust.

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Re Allotments for the Labouring Poor [2014]

Area of Law: Charities

Jonathan Fowles advised Hughenden Parish Council as to historic charitable trusts arising under the Inclosure Acts (subsequently the subject of litigation in Densham v Charity Commission [2018] UKUT 402 (TCC)).

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