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Kids Company disqualification claim dismissed
In a judgment handed down today following a 10 week trial, Falk J dismissed the Official Receiver’s claim for the disqualification of the former directors (“the Trustees”) of the well-known charity Kids Company, which went into liquidation in 2015.
Successful Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar Virtual Event
We were delighted to hold our Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar Virtual Event on Thursday 14 January 2021, organised by Rosanna Foskett.
Property Week Top 10 Cases of 2020
Maitland Chambers is pleased to see that three Members of Chambers appear in Property Week’s top 10 property cases of the year.
Mentoring Scheme Launched
Maitland has launched a mentoring scheme for aspiring commercial/chancery barristers from ethnic minority backgrounds. Apply by 15 November for sessions in December 2020/January 2021.
Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar Virtual Event
We are delighted to launch our Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar Event where we invite you to come and learn more about life at the Commercial Chancery Bar. This event is being held virtually on 14 January 2021.
Deputy Chancery Master Appointment
Maitland Chambers is pleased to announce that Laurie Scher has been appointed as a Deputy Chancery Master.
Recorder Appointment
Maitland Chambers is pleased to announce that Andrew Walker QC has been appointed as one of the new Criminal Recorders for the South East Circuit.
New IT Manager for Chambers
Maitland Chambers is seeking a new IT Manager who will provide us with first class IT provision that meets the needs and expectations of each member of Chambers as well as Maitland’s staff.
The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020
We are pleased to announce that Maitland Chambers and a number of our barristers have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards. Our nominations are for:
Sir Nicholas Patten
We are very pleased to announce that Sir Nicholas Patten has joined Maitland Chambers as an Arbitrator, following his recent retirement from the Court of Appeal.
Maitland welcomes three new tenants
Maitland Chambers is very pleased to welcome Charles King, Joseph Bunting and Edward Armitage as members of Chambers following the successful completion of pupillage.
Thomas Grant QC appointed visiting professor at Gresham College
Thomas Grant QC has been appointed visiting professor of Politics and law at Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution.
Competition and Markets Authority v Michael Christopher Martin [2020] EWHC (Ch) 1751 (Ch)
In a Judgment given on 3 July 2020, ICC Judge Jones has made the first Competition Disqualification Order pursuant to s9A of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Michael Driscoll QC
It is with great sadness that Maitland Chambers has learned of the passing of Michael Driscoll QC. Michael retired from Chambers in March this year having been in practice at Maitland since its merger in 2004 with 9 Old Square. Michael was a member of 9 Old Square for over 30 years and went on to become its Head of Chambers. He will be much missed by all his colleagues.
The Ides of July (15th) – now or never to avoid commercial real estate insolvencies?
There may now be little time for the voluntary re-scheduling of lease payments due on and after the June 2020 quarter day.
Re Akkurate Ltd
On 4 June 2020 the Chancellor handed down his decision in Re Akkurate Ltd (in Liquidation) [2020] EWHC 1433 (Ch), the latest in a line of first-instance cases on whether s236 Insolvency Act 1986 has extraterritorial effect.
Black Swan wrongly decided
In a judgment handed down on Friday 29 May 2020 in Broad Idea International Limited –v- Convoy Collateral Limited (BVICMAP 2019/0026), the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal (Pereira CJ, Blenman, Michel JAA) has ruled that the BVI Court cannot grant a free standing freezing injunction against a BVI company where that company is not a party to substantive proceedings either in the BVI or elsewhere.
Property in the pandemic: Update 15 May 2020
Since the original “Property in the pandemic” was written, on 20 April 2020, there have been further major developments in practice and procedure; even more significantly, the government has again promised wide-ranging reforms to insolvency law that are likely to have a dramatic effect on real property litigators.
Property in the pandemic: A toolkit for commercial real estate litigators
A month into the lockdown, what is the state of play in real property litigation? What developments can we expect in the near future?
Guaranteed adjournment due to Covid-19? Think again…
Many litigants and court users will be assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on forthcoming hearings and trials.