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Inner Temple Book Prize 2018
Congratulations to Professor Paul Davies, an Associate Member of Maitland Chambers, who won the Inner Temple Book Prize 2018 for his book 'Accessory Liability'
HHJ Johns QC
Congratulations to Alan Johns QC (a former member of Maitland Chambers) on his appointment to be a Specialist Civil Circuit Judge (Chancery)
Edwin Johnson QC 'Silk of the Year'
Congratulations to Edwin Johnson QC who was awarded Real Estate 'Silk of the Year' at the 2018 Chambers Bar Awards
ELSA Commoot
Maitland is supporting the European Law Students' Association's UK Commercial Law Moot Court Competition
Ryan Turner and Andrew McLeod join Maitland
Following the successful completion of their pupillage we are very pleased to welcome Ryan Turner and Andrew McLeod as new members of chambers.
Passing of Master John Hopkins
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Master John Hopkins at the age of 81. John was a Door Tenant at Maitland Chambers for many years and will be fondly remembered by our members.
United Company Rusal Plc v Crispian Investments Limited & Anor
The Commercial Court has issued the reasons for its decision in a dispute between United Company Rusal Plc (“Rusal”, a company associated with Oleg Deripaska and one of the world’s major producers of aluminium) and Crispian Investments Limited (“Crispian”, a company associated with Roman Abramovich) as to a proposed sale by Crisipian of its shares in PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, one of the world’s largest producers of nickel and palladium.
The Investec Appeals – Privy Council Judgment
The Privy Council has given its long-awaited and highly significant judgment on 8 appeals concerning the administration of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust during the global financial crisis in 2007-08.
Property Alliance Group Ltd v RBS – Court of Appeal Judgment
On 2 March 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the much-anticipated appeal in Property Alliance Group Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (heard over seven days between January and February 2018).
Michael Gibbon QC and Andrew Westwood, instructed by Dentons, acted for the Official Receiver as compulsory liquidator on his urgent application for the immediate appointment of PwC as special managers over the Carillion companies.
Lehman - Court of Appeal Judgment on withholding tax
Court determined interest under Insolvency Rules subject to withholding tax. Catherine Addy QC was instructed by HMRC.
Women at the Commercial Chancery Bar
Maitland Chambers is holding a workshop on 21 March for law undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Andrew Walker QC - Chair of the Bar 2018
From 1 January 2018 Andrew Walker QC took up his position as Chair of the Bar, succeeding Andrew Langdon QC.
Queen's Counsel Appointments
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Banner and George Hayman as Queen's Counsel in the latest silk list.
Winner in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
Maitland is delighted to have won 'Set of the Year' for Private client: trusts and probate in the latest Legal 500 Awards.
Supreme Court judgment on the leading case in gaming law
On 25 October 2017 the Supreme Court gave judgment in Ivey v Genting, now the leading case in gaming law and the law on dishonesty. The claimant, a world famous gambler, walked into Crockford’s casino in Mayfair and won nearly £8m at Punto Banco in just two sessions. There was no dispute about what he did: it was a card trick called edge-sorting: the only issue was whether it was cheating. The High Court, the Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court decided that it was, setting a new standard of probity in gaming law and re-writing the law on dishonesty in the process. It has already been called “the most important case in a generation”. Crockford’s was represented by Christopher Pymont QC and Siward Atkins.
Degorce film finance case in Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal today upheld the decision of the tax tribunal in favour of HMRC in the leading case Degorce v HMRC. Michael Gibbon QC acted for HMRC.
The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017
Congratulations to Catherine Newman QC who was shortlisted for 'Chancery - Silk of the Year' in the Awards. Maitland was also nominated for Set of the Year in the same category.
Legal challenge against Conservative/DUP deal
Dominic Chambers QC has been instructed by David Greene, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Edwin Coe LLP, to lead the Bar team on behalf of Mr Ciaran McClean who is challenging the proposed confidence and supply agreement between the Conservative Government and the Democratic Unionist Party on the grounds that it would be contrary to the terms of the Belfast Agreement, popularly known as the Good Friday Agreement.
China Training Scheme
Maitland Chambers has been selected to host a Chinese lawyer as part of the Bar Council's 'China Training Scheme'.