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'Can London pull off a 'Switzerland' for dispute resolution?' - Article by Shantanu Majumdar

Shantanu Majumdar discussed London’s position as a leading centre for dispute resolution following Brexit in a recent article for The Global Legal Post.


Radcliffe Chambers welcomes commercial and insolvency barristers Kate Rogers and Katie Longstaff

Radcliffe Chambers is pleased to welcome two new members, commercial and insolvency barristers Kate Rogers and Katie Longstaff.


“Dreamvar”: Mishcon de Reya appeal allowed in key property fraud liability case

On Tuesday 15 May, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the ground-breaking identity fraud case of Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya [2018] EWCA Civ 1082 (heard in February/March together with the appeal in P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP).


Mark West appointed to be a Judge of the Upper Tribunal

Radcliffe Chambers congratulates Mark West on his appointment by the Queen to be a Judge of the Upper Tribunal.


Income Tax Enquiry Procedures

Kate Selway, a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of counsel, successfully represented HMRC in two First Tier Tribunal tax appeals (Reid & Emblin-v-HMRC) which concerned the correct procedures to be applied by HMRC under sections 9A and 12AC of the Taxes Management Act 1970 on the opening and closing of enquiries into taxpayers’ self-assessment tax returns, how the enquiry process interacts with carry-back claims for loss relief and the relationship between personal and partnership self assessment tax returns.


Increases to pensions in payment: validity of grant, estoppel and limitation

Keith Rowley Q.C. and Elizabeth Ovey appeared for the principal employer in a Part 8 claim raising questions about the validity of the grant of increases to pensions earned by service before 6 April 1997 and consequential matters.


Will equity will intervene to correct defective execution of a power? – Re Thunder’s Trusts, English v Keats

Marcus Flavin, Justin Holmes, and Josh Lewison all recently appeared in the case of Re Thunder’s Trusts, English v Keats, in which the court was asked to declare that deeds of appointment made 19 years ago and intended to give an interest in possession to beneficiaries in each of three identical settlements should be deemed to be effective, even though a drafting error had resulted in one of the trustees (who was also the settlor of the trusts) not being a party to them.


Determining the priority of payments in an insolvency (Oldham v Katz)

Tina Kyriakides recently acted for the successful appellant in Oldham v Katz (acting as joint liquidator of MK Airlines), a case concerning alleged misfeasance by an administrator in paying administrators’ remuneration.


Restructuring and insolvency junior Matthew Weaver joins Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is delighted to welcome Matthew Weaver, who previously headed up the insolvency group at St Philips Stone. He brings with him substantial experience in restructuring and insolvency, and general commercial litigation including company law, fraud, asset tracing and professional liability.


Keith Rowley QC featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018

Head of Radcliffe Chambers Keith Rowley QC appears in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2018, Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors, due to be heard in July 2018.

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