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Judgment in Pritchard v Teitelbaum [2011] EWHC 1063 (Ch)

Marie-Claire Bleasdale appeared in this application which raised an important point regarding the enforcement of High Court orders for possession against trespassers.


The Queen (Independent Schools Council) v Charity Commission

Elizabeth Ovey, Robert Pearce QC, Francesca Quint and Mark Mullen are taking part in litigation concerning the issue of public benefit, charitable status and independent schools in a hearing listed for seven days starting today, 17 May 2011, before the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber).


Judgment in United Vending v Desai [2011] EWHC 919 (QB)

Dov Ohrenstein appeared for thel Defendant in this case concerning the disputed title to goods sold by an administrator.


Judgment in R (Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School) v Archbishop of Westminster [2011] EWCA Civ 433

Francesca Quint appeared for the Respondents before the Court of Appeal in this case, concerning the eligibility for appointment of foundation governors.


Judgment in Prudential Staff Pensions v The Prudential Assurance Company [2011] EWHC 960 (Ch)

Keith Rowley QC and Elizabeth Ovey were both instructed, for the representative beneficiaries, in proceedings which were brought by the trustee of the Prudential Staff Pension Scheme for directions on a large number of issues following a change by Prudential in its long-established policy of granting discretionary increases on pensions in payment.


Judgment in HMRC v Chamberlin [2011] EWCA Civ 271

Marcus Flavin appeared for HM Revenue and Customs, a case in which the Revenue appealed to the Court of Appeal against the annullment of a bankruptcy order.


Companies Limited by Guarantee published

Mark Mullen and Josh Lewison are the authors of the third edition ofCompanies Limited by Guarantee, published by Jordans.


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

Mark Mullen has been appointed by the Attorney General to be Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) for a five year period from 1st March 2011.


A new take on mutual society transfers

Malcolm Waters QC acted for Kent Reliance Building Society on the transfer of its business to OneSavings plc, which was confirmed by the FSA on 24 January 2011.


In the matter of OTC Network Limited

Mark Mullen appeared for the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the trial of a petition for the winding up in the public interest of OTC Network Limited, a company that offered to help members of the public sell shares bought through so-called “boiler rooms”.

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