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Judgment in Bramston v Spooner

Stephen Acton secured a win in Bramston v Spooner, in which judgment was handed down by Chief Registrar Baister on 8th December


Judgment in Emma Hope v Ireland and others [2014] EWHC 3854 (Ch)

Mark Mullen appeared for HM Revenue and Customs on an appeal to the Chancery Division by Emma Hope, a well-known shoe designer.


“Running A Charity” new handbook by Mark Mullen

Mark Mullen is currently writing a new edition of “Running A Charity”, published by Jordans, which will cover the legal, financial, regulatory and practical aspects of setting up and running a charity.


Judgment handed down in the Warburg litigation

Robert Pearce QC and Nathan Wells have recently appeared for the University of London in University of London v Prag [2014] EWHC 3564 (Ch), a 10 day hearing before Proudman J in which the Court was asked to construe the 1944 Trust Deed relating to the Warburg Library.


Pensions Regulator releases section 89 report on Umbrella Trust schemes

The Pensions Regulator today issued a press release and report under section 89 of the Pensions Act 2004 relating to five pension schemes to which sums exceeding £134 million had been transferred by more than 1,400 members.


Judgment in Michael v The Official Receiver [2014] EWCA Civ 1590

Mark Mullen represented the Official Receiver, the respondent before the Court of Appeal on a second appeal brought by the appellant, Mr Spencer Michael. Mr Michael sought to overturn the decision of the Chief Registrar to make a bankruptcy restrictions order (‘BRO’) against him for a term of 8 years.


Grant Crawford and Peter Dodge comment on the Supreme Court decision in AIB Group (UK) Plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitor

Grant Crawford and Peter Dodge provide a commentary on this recent Supreme Court decision.


David di Mambro is appointed as a Panel Member for the new CIArb Property Dispute Service

David di Mambro was appointed a Chartered Arbitrator in June 2006 and has now been appointed to the new Presidential Property Dispute Service (PDS) Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Robert Pearce QC is shortlisted for the Bar Pro Bono Award 2014

We are delighted to announce that Robert Pearce QC has been shortlisted for the Bar Pro Bono Award 2014 for his work with the Human Dignity Trust.


Court of Appeal hears Jimmy Savile appeal: criteria for the removal of executors and the duties of an executor of a potentially insolvent estate

Keith Rowley QC and Piers Feltham are representing over 200 claimants for damages for sexual abuse from the estate of Jimmy Savile, on an appeal by his residuary beneficiary, the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust.

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