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Judgment in Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v. World Future Ltd [2013] EWHC 723 (Ch)

Mark Mullen appeared for the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on this winding-up petition presented on public interest grounds under section 124A of the Insolvency Act 1986.  A contributory claimed standing to oppose the petition, notwithstanding the insolvency of the company.  She contended that Evans-Lombe J had been wrong in In Re Rodencroft [2004] 1 WLR 1566 to find that a contributory must have an interest in a contingent surplus of assets in the winding-up in order to have standing to oppose a public interest petition.

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Mark Fell appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel)

Mark Fell has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (B Panel) for a five year period with effect from 1st March 2013.

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Appeal allowed in Elgin Wright & Ors v Building Heritage Limited (Privy Council)

David di Mambro and Wendy Mathers (instructed by Charles Russell LLP) appeared for the Appellant before the Privy Council in this application concerning declaratory relief under the Bahamian Quieting Titles Act 1959.

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Introduction of new Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services

With effect from 31st January 2013, members of Radcliffe Chambers will offer their services and will accept instructions on the new Standard Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

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Judgment in Abdulla v Abdulla

Mark Mullen represented the successful respondents to an appeal in the Chancery Division from the decision of the deputy master confirming the right of the respondents, as personal representatives, to an indemnity out of the estate of the deceased for their costs of the proceedings.

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Judgment in ASES Havacilik Servis Ve Destek Hizmetleri AS v Delkor UK Limited [2012] EWHC 3518 (Comm)

Shantanu Majumdar’s client, a Turkish company, made a successful application to set aside a jurisdictional award of an English arbitrator under s 67 of the Arbitration Act 1967.

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David di Mambro made UK Honoree of the British Virgin Islands

Premier D Orlando Smith OBE thanked David di Mambro for his assistance in creating the BVI mentoring scheme and appointed him a UK Honoree for his services to the interests of the BVI at a reception at BVI House on Monday evening.

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Gordon Nurse appointed as Disciplinary Commissioner of the International Hockey Federation

The FIH announced today that Gordon Nurse has been appointed to the new position of Disciplinary Commissioner.

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Judgment in Cifci & Others v Erbil & Other [2012] EWHC 3170 (Ch)

Joshua Winfield and Francesca Quint were on opposing sides in a case in the Chancery Division concerning the constitutional position of a charity which provides a community centre for the Alevi community.

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Francesca Quint gives evidence to the House of Commons PASC

Francesca Quint was recently invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC), which is reviewing the implementation and operation of the Charities Act 2006.

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