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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 […]

Paul Stafford appears in important case concerning manorial mineral rights

22nd Sep 2020

Paul Stafford recently appeared with Fenner Moeran QC in a trial in the Chancery Division before Falk J in Wynne-Finch & Ors v Natural Resources Body for Wales [2020] EWHC 1924 (Ch) (27 July 2020). The decision has already aroused much interest and is the first for some years on the subject of manorial mineral […]

Richard Dew acts for successful Claimants in Cotterell v Allendale

27th Aug 2020

Richard Dew recently appeared before Chief Master Marsh in Cotterell and Cutsem v Allendale and Beaumont [2020] EWHC 2234. The case clarified an important point of principle for practitioners—whether section 57 of the Trustee Act 1925 permits the court to vary trustees’ management or administration powers generally, or whether a specific transaction must be envisaged. […]

Simon Taube QC successful in the Supreme Court

6th Aug 2020

Simon Taube QC recently appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of the successful appellant in Lehtimäki and others v Cooper [2020] UKSC 33. The Court restored the decision at first instance of Vos J, holding that the court had an inherent jurisdiction to order a member of a charitable company, as a fiduciary, to […]

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