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Grove Park Properties v Royal Bank of Scotland

Area of Law: Banking and Financial Services

Lance Ashworth QC represents the claimant in Grove Park Properties v Royal Bank of Scotland  in which it is asserted the Bank fraudulantly altered a loan document, with the result that the Claimant is excused from repaying £16 million. This is set down for trial for 14 days in May 2020. 

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Bowes v Panareti [2018]

Area of Law: Commercial Litigation

Prof. Jonathan Harris and Oliver Jones were instructed in Bowes v Panareti [2018]  a jurisdiction dispute concerning alleged misselling of properties in Cyprus.

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Motortrak Ltd v FCA Australia Pty Ltd [2018] EWHC 990 (Comm)

Area of Law: Civil Fraud

Hugh Norbury QC and Adil Mohamedbhai appeared in Motortrak Ltd v FCA Australia Pty Ltd [2018] EWHC 990 (Comm) a contractual and civil fraud dispute which was tried before Moulder J in the Commercial Court over three weeks. This is an important decision on the law of affirmation of contracts procured by bribes and on the construction of exclusion clauses. 

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Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Limited v Crociani [2018] JCA 136A

Area of Law: Private Client Trusts and Probate

Dakis Hagen QC was instructed for Appleby in Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Limited v Crociani [2018] JCA 136A, the substantive appeal in the long-running and high value Crociani litigation in Jersey. The appeal was allowed to the extent that the equitable compensation to be paid by the main appellants was substantially reduced. The judgment addressed circumstances in which a court will decline equitable compensation as a matter of discretion, even when a breach of trust is established. Stephanie Thompson has since been instructed with Dakis for Appleby in the ongoing litigation and Giles Richardson has advsed another party in related matters. 

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A v A; A v Line Trust Corporation Corporation & Ors (2017/CACIV/01)

Area of Law: Private Client Trusts and Probate

Richard Wilson QC, Prof Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) and James Weale appeared in the Gibraltar Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for various parties in Line Trust Corporation v W & Ors, in which a trustee applied for declarations as to the validity of deeds excluding beneficiaries from benefit under a trust. The former beneficiary sought to challenge the validity of the deeds of exclusion in English matrimonial proceedings and asserted that the Gibraltar Court did not have jurisdiction to hear the trustee's application. 

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Business Energy Solutions v Scrivener & Ors

Area of Law: Civil Fraud

In Business Energy Solutions v Scrivener & Ors Philip Marshall QC, Matthew Morrison and Gregor Hogan act for the claimant in an unlawful menas conspiracy claim against defendants who are alleged to have induced BES's customers to breach their contractual obligations and otherwise interfered unlawfully in BES's business. Philip Marshall QC, Dan McCourt Fritz and Zahler Bryan acted in a related breach of confidence claim against one of the BES's former employees. 

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Blackstar Advisors v Cheyne Capital [2019] EWCA Civ 2210

Area of Law: Commercial Litigation

Lance Ashworth QC and Matthew Morrison acted on behalf of the Claimant in Blackstar Advisors v Cheyne Capital [2019] EWCA Civ 2210 in a 10-day commercial court trial claiming €25 million of introducers' fees against a hedge fund. 

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Akhmedova v Akhmedov [2018] EWFC 23

Area of Law: Civil Fraud

Dakis Hagen QC appeared for the applicant in Akhmedova v Akhmedov [2018] EWFC 23 in which the High Court, as part of satisfaction of England's largest divorce award, transferred to the applicant ownership of a superyacht allegedly worth $487m, pierced the corporate veil of a Leichtenstein anstalt, set aside a number of dispositions under s. 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and extended a worldwide freezing order.

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Watson v Kea Investments [2019] EWCA Civ 1759

Area of Law: International and Offshore

Elizabeth Jones QC, Philip Marshall QC, Justin Higgo, Gareth Tilley, Paul Adams, and Oliver Jones have all been involved in representing the interests of New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Sir Own Glenn in 3 sets of proceedings arising from the breakdown of a property joint venture with Eric Watson, set down initially for a 12-week trial which commenced in May 2017. 

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