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Petrodel Resources v Prest [2013] 2 AC 415

Area of Law: Matrimonial Finance: Trusts and Company law

Daniel Lightman QC represented Mrs Prest, the successful appellant, in a landmark Supreme Court decision on the circumstances in which the court can pierce the corporate veil to make orders requiring the transfer to a former wife of assets and property held by offshore companies connected to the husband.

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UL v BK [2013] EWHC 1735

Area of Law: Matrimonial Finance: Trusts and Company law

In UL v BK [2013] EWHC 1735, the leading authority in the Family Courts in respect of freezing injunction principles and without notice applications, Dakis Hagen QC represented the husband before Mostyn J.

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Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Millen

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

A quia timet action to prevent the defendant’s threatened trademark infringement and passing-off.

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Granatino v Radmacher [2011] 1 AC 534

Area of Law: Matrimonial Finance: Trusts and Company law

In Granatino v Radmacher [2011] 1 AC 534, Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) represented the successful respondent in a landmark appeal heard by nine judges in the Supreme Court which concerned the weight to be given to a pre-nuptial agreement in ancillary relief proceedings.

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HXRUK II (CHC) Ltd v Heaney [2010] 3 EGLR 15

Area of Law: Property

HXRUK II (CHC) Ltd v Heaney (Re Cloth Hall Court) [2010] (High Court, Leeds) (Injunction and damages for interference with rights of light).

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Roberts v Swangrove Estates Ltd and others [2008] Ch 439

Area of Law: Property

Successful claim by the Crown Estate to adverse possession of the bed of the River Severn, including a determination of the constitutional ability of the Crown to acquire title by adverse possession. Upheld on appeal.

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Scottish & Newcastle plc v Raguz [2008] 1 W.L.R. 2494

Area of Law: Property

Whether valid notice served pursuant to section 17 of the Landlord & Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 and whether the original tenant’s financial support for the occupying tenant disentitled it from relying on the covenant of indemnity implied by section 24 of the Land Registration Act 1925. Christopher Stoner QC acted for the Respondents (Instructed by Eversheds LLP).

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Charman v Charman [2005] 1 FLR 1246

Area of Law: Matrimonial Finance: Trusts and Company law

In Charman v Charman [2005] 1 FLR 1246, the leading authority on the treatment of a discretionary trust as a “resource” within the meaning of section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, Alan Boyle QC and Dakis Hagen QC represented the husband in the Court of Appeal and Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) also acted for the husband on the wider international elements. 

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Regan v Paul Properties Ltd and others [2006] ALL ER (D) 327

Area of Law: Property

Regan v Paul Properties & Ors [2006] (Court of Appeal) (Injunction to restrain interference with rights of light).

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