Chandrasekaran v Fisher [2023] EWHC 522 (Ch)

Judgment Date: 27 Feb 23

On 22 November 2022, joint administrators were appointed to Scentrics Information Security Technologies Limited (“Scentrics”) by the executors of a deceased qualifying floating charge holder. Scentrics was described in the proceedings as a “technology IP company operating in the field of post-quantum cryptography and advanced machine learning techniques”. Mr Guruparan Chandrasekaran (Scentrics’...

Osbourne v Persons Unknown & Ors [2023] EWHC 340 (KB)

Judgment Date: 22 Feb 23

A highly anticipated judgment has been handed down from the High Court, allowing for service via Non-Fungible Token (NFT) on a defendant as the sole means of service. Osbourne v Persons Unknown & Ors [2023] EWHC 340 (KB) concerns Ms. Lavinia Osbourne, who sought to restrict the movement of two NFTs, which were...

Various Claimants v Nationwide Corporate Finance Ltd (2019-2022)

Judgment Date: 09 Feb 23

Barton v Morris [2023] UKSC 3

Judgment Date: 25 Jan 23

Andrew Twigger KC represented the successful appellant in the Supreme Court. The lead judgment by Lady Rose contains important clarifications to the law concerning implied terms and the circumstances in which the terms of a contract between the parties bar an unjust enrichment remedy. Mr Barton agreed orally with...

Malik, Malik & Malik v Malik [2023] EWHC 59 (Ch)

Judgment Date: 20 Jan 23

Thomas Munby KC and James Kinman (instructed by Ken Duncan and Alina Neal of Stephenson Harwood LLP) represented the successful paper title owner in a long-running family dispute over the ownership of a Knightsbridge flat. The case gave rise to important questions relating to the emerging doctrine of what...

Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd [2023] UKSC 2

Judgment Date: 18 Jan 23

Richard Fowler represented the successful landlord in the Supreme Court in a notable new case about commercial leases. On 18 January 2023 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd [2023] UKSC 2. Richard, instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP, acted for Sara in the...