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C v C [2016] Fam Law 20

Area of Law: Matrimonial Finance: Trusts and Company law

In C v C, Daniel Lightman QC represented the son in a successful application to set aside an ex parte order obtained by the husband in matrimonial proceedings which had the effect of restraining his wife and son from performing their duties as directors of two family-owned companies.  In a landmark judgment ([2016] Fam Law 20), Roberts J held that the Family Court has no jurisdiction to make such an order under either section 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 or the court's inherent jurisdiction.

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NMSM Group Ltd v The Nightingale UK Limited

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

IPEC trial over claim that gay bar "Queer Street" infringed the trademark of "Bar Queer", raising an issue of whether the relevant IP rights had been effectively transferred to the claimant. 

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Krys & Ors v KBC Partners LP & Ors [2015] UKPC 46

Area of Law: Partnership and LLP

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Phillips v Francis [2015] 1 WLR 741

Area of Law: Property

Decision by Court of Appeal as to the correct approach to the consultation requirements contained within the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 and accompanying Regulations in respect of the recovery of service charges for qualifying works. Also important issues relating to the interpretation of a management charge clause. Christopher Stoner QC acted for the Lessees (instructed by Fursdon Knapper).

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Re Poon [2015] JCA 109

Area of Law: Matrimonial Finance: Trusts and Company law

In Re Poon [2015] JCA 109, Richard Wilson QC assisted Jersey advocates in an appeal against the Royal Court’s decision to approve the exclusion of a beneficiary following divorce proceedings in Hong Kong.

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Moroccanoil Israel Ltd v Aldi Stores Ltd [2014] ETMR 55, [2015] FSR 4, [2015] ECC6

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

Trial for passing-off with respect to look-a-like packaging.

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Her Majesty’s Solicitor General v Dodd [2014] FSR 27

Area of Law: Commercial Litigation

An application for committal for contempt of court.  In a design right and registered design right infringement case (which was successful [2014] ECCC 34), the claimant's principal witnesses had given false evidence repeatedly about another, but eventually not pursued, cause of action.  The principal deponent was sent to prison for 6 months, and the other for 2 months

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Constantin Medien [2017] EWHC 131 (Comm)

Area of Law: Civil Fraud

Philip Marshall QC and James Mather acted for Constantin Medien in a claim against Bayerische Landesbank for US$130m arising out of the sale in 2006 of the bank's stake in Formula One under the influence of a bribe paid to its senior official. 

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Moore v British Waterways Board [2013] Ch 488

Area of Law: Property

An important decision which, in upholding an aspect of the decision of Hildyard J, determined for the first time that a riparian owner cannot moor a vessel alongside his riparian land simply by virtue of riparian ownership of the river bank.  Also concerned the construction and application of the British Waterways Acts. Christopher Stoner QC acted for the Defendant (instructed by Shoosmiths) 

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