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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.
The Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction - Preparing for the Side-Effects of Covid-19
This new practice direction came into force on 6 April, and provides important changes to the procedure in insolvency proceedings.
Wrongful trading suspension: Does it create a false sense of security?
Wrongful trading laws have been suspended. But other relevant laws remain unchanged. Critically directors remain subject to the creditors’ interest duty. Read our article which examines the current position and highlights other key issues to be kept firmly in mind by directors and those advising them in these challenging times.
Forfeiture beyond the Covid-19 moratorium
Looking beyond the current moratorium, what place will forfeiture have in the post Covid-19 commercial real estate market?
20th Edition of Lewin on Trusts published
The 20th Edition of Lewin on Trusts, of which Thomas Fletcher is an editor, was published on 31 March 2020.
Maitland welcomes Rowena Page
Maitland Chambers is pleased to announce that Rowena Page will be joining Chambers on Monday 16 March 2020.
Maitland supports outreach scheme
We are proud to have become sponsors of Cambridge Law Faculty's new Access and Widening Participation Scheme
Queen's Counsel Appointment
Congratulations to Siward Atkins on the announcement of his appointment as Queen's Counsel.
Chambers' Social Responsibility
Maitland Chambers' CSR work has been recognised in the latest edition of The Legal 500's magazine 'fivehundred'.
The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020
Congratulations to Catherine Addy QC who has been awarded 'Insolvency: Silk of the Year' in The Legal 500 UK 2020 Awards.
High Court Judge Appointment
Congratulations to Amanda Tipples QC who has been appointed as a High Court Judge and will sit in the Queen's Bench Division
Warner/Sony v TuneIn
Two of the major record labels succeed in establishing that the internet radio service TuneIn needs a licence from copyright owners.
Maitland welcomes Francesca Perselli
We are very pleased to announce that Francesca Perselli has become a member of Maitland Chambers.