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Philip Jenkins to appear in Supreme Court case of Guest and another v Guest

1st Dec 2021

On Thursday, 2 December 2021, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal in Guest and another (Appellants) v Guest (Respondent): see listing. Philip Jenkins will be acting for Respondent. The landmark appeal, eagerly awaited by many academic commentators, questions the proper approach a court ought to take when granting relief under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel. […]

Evan Price successfully opposes an application

6th Jul 2021

Evan Price successfully opposes an application by the Trustee of a Discretionary will trust, seeking court approval for a proposed distribution. The claim was found to be improperly constituted since certain discretionary objects were not parties to the proceedings and no provision had been made for their representation. Moreover, on its merits, the distribution was […]

Simon Taube QC appears before Privy Council

16th Jun 2021

Simon Taube QC appears before Privy Council in ITG Ltd and others (Respondents) v Fort Trustees Ltd and another (Appellants) (Guernsey) The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is considering whether the assets of an insolvent trust should be distributed on a pari passu basis between former and current trustees or between the same as […]

James Egan successfully defends Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC

10th May 2021

James Egan, led by Rupert D’Cruz QC, successfully defends Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC in the latest saga of the Kagazy v Zhunus litigation James Egan, led by Rupert D’Cruz QC of Littleton Chambers, has successfully defended Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC (“KK JSC”) against numerous claims by Harbour Litigation Fund (“Harbour”) in relation to the c.US $300m judgment […]

Sam Laughton acts for the successful claimant in the Chancery Division

10th Feb 2021

Sam Laughton recently acted for the successful claimant in Patel v Barlows Solicitors (A Firm) [2021] 4 WLR 6. After a 5-day trial in the Chancery Division, it was held that an abortive joint venture for the purchase and sale of properties was a “business” within the meaning of the Partnership Act 1890. In the alternative, it was held that the monies advanced […]

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