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Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00

Pooni v Nazran [2015] EWHC 1899 (QB)

Acting for a defendant to a claim for breach of warranty / guarantee arising out of a property investment in Dubai.

Reported at: http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2015/1899

James Morgan

Decision of HHJ Purle QC as to interaction of Insolvency Act 1986 and Arbitration Act 1996.

Reported at: http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2015/1065

James Morgan

Power v Hodges [2015] EWHC 2931 (Ch), [2015] EWHC 2983 (Ch). Decisions of HHJ Barker QC granting liquidators summary judgment and making suspended orders for committal in substantial misfeasance proceedings.

Reported at: http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2015/2931

http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2015/2983

James Morgan

Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00

Sharma v Top Brands [2015] EWCA Civ 1140

Decision of the CA upholding the trial’s judges finding that the misfeasance claim against a former liquidator was not barred by reason of illegality.

Reported at: http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/1140

James Morgan

Anthony Edwards, a FIDIC and IChemE adjudicator, arbitrator and expert determiner specialising in heavyweight construction disputes, reviews recent case law on two issues:

1. Quasi conditions precedent under FIDIC Red Book in particular the review of clause 2.5 by the Privy Council in NH International (Caribbean) Ltd v National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd (Trinidad and Tobago) UKPC 37 [2015]

2. Challenges to expert determination in the case of Begum v Hossain & Sunam Tandoori Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 717

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 00:00

James Morgan wins in the Court of Appeal

Sharma v Top Brands [2015] EWCA Civ 1140.

James successfully acted for creditors responding to an appeal by an insolvency practitioner on the grounds that the claim against her was barred by reason of illegality. For more details see http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/1140.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:00

Alexander Rozycki Joins St Philips Chambers

St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Alexander Rozycki, who joins us from 4-5 Grays Inn Square Chambers.

Alexander specialises in general civil, professional negligence, EU, employment and intellectual property law and appears regularly in the County Courts and High Court in matters involving interlocutory relief, property, contracts, housing, as well as in company law matters. Alexander will be based in our London office

Chief Clerk, Joe Wilson, commented "We are delighted to welcome Alexander to chambers. His skills and expertise will enhance our London offering and aid us in ensuring that we remain the first choice for our clients both nationally and internationally ."

Alexander was called in 2005 and his profiles can be viewed by clicking here.

Property specialist John Randall QC has been named as The Lawyer Monthly’s UK Land and Property Barrister of the Year for 2015.

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognise the achievements of law firms and individuals who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months. The awards are divided into individual and firm categories and have been carefully chosen to reflect the range of practice areas and skills that lie at the heart of the successful law firm or legal department.

The full list of winners can be found by here.

John's Property CV can be found here.

St Philips Chambers are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” at this year’s Yorkshire Lawyer Awards. This accolade comes after just a year of opening in Leeds following its two year strategic alliance and subsequent merger with local chancery and commercial specialists, Chancery House Chambers. Head of St Philips, Avtar Khangure QC, said "A tremendous amount of work from both parties went into making this merger work; and work so successfully. It's great that this has been recognised by the local legal community in this way".

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at New Dock Hall, Leeds on Wednesday 22nd October 2015.

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL on 22nd July 2015. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.

This article discusses the recent High Court decision in relation to the Credit Institutions (re-organisation and winding-up) Regulations 2004 and whether they prevented the Claimant, Tchenguiz, from bringing a claim against the Iceland Bank, Kaupthing, in England when it was barred from bringing the claim in Iceland.  In the alternative, Kaupthing argued that the the English Court did not have jurisdiction on the basis that the exceptions at paragraph 1(2)(b) of the Lugano Convention applied.

The article can be found here.