Faith Julian joins Chambers

Faith was called to the Bar in 2013, and has a strong commercial chancery practice with a particular emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, property, private client and contentious probate work. She is highly ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for her insolvency and restructuring practice....

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Judgment handed down in Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates Ltd

Judgment has been handed down today (19 February 2024) in Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates Limited. This was an unfair prejudice petition which sought to challenge transactions worth in excess of £45million on the basis that they formed part of a deliberate and unlawful scheme on the part of the majority to divert profits from the company. ...

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Chambers Global Guide 2024

Maitland is pleased to have received outstanding set and individual rankings by Chambers Global 2024 across our core practice areas:-...

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Legal opinion - Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

In a Technical Bulletin issued on Thursday 15 February,  the attention of Members of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association was drawn to the Opinion of Catherine Addy KC given to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry in relation to topical issues of personal insolvency law. Catherine was instructed by Sir Wyn Williams to provide a legal Opinion concerning bankruptcy and how it impacts upon the payment of compensation to sub-postmasters. A copy is published on the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry website....

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Judgment on worldwide freezing order variation application

George Hayman KC acted for the Claimant in successfully resisting an application to vary an £88m worldwide freezing order to permit the sale of a significant London property. Applying the principles laid down by Christopher Clarke J in Noga v Australian and New Zealand Banking Corporation [2006], Foxton J made useful observations about (1) the quality and detail of evidence required from a freezing order respondent to satisfy the court on a variation application, (2) the benefits of a transparent and collaborative approach on the part of a respondent who wishes to enter into a transaction which prima facie would amount to a dissipation, and (3) how a sale might be permitted on terms which preserve for a claimant the prospective benefits of the equitable doctrine of marshalling before that claimant has established its status as a judgment creditor. In the main action, George leads Duncan McCombe instructed by Fraser Mitchell and Benjamin Smith and Jane Daly of Lewis Silkin LLP....

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Rights, Powers, and Remedies in Commercial Law

To accompany his book Rights, Powers, and Remedies in Commercial Law, Ryan Turner has filmed a short video on discretionary contractual powers and exclusion clauses. To mark the release of the video, during the month of February, Thomson Reuters are offering a special 20% discount on purchases of Ryan’s book in print and ebook format. Just quote discount code CONT2024. Offer valid 1st February to 29th February 2024....

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The High Court hands down judgment in South Tees Development Corporation v PD Teesport Ltd [2024] EWHC 214 (Ch)

Andrew Walker KC and James Mitchell acted for the defendant, PD Teesport Limited, who successfully claimed a number of access rights for the benefit of Teesport and other land it owned in the Teesside area, following a 6-week trial in October and November 2023. PD Teesport relied on express grants, implied grants and prescription, and the trial required an analysis of a number of historic deeds, plans and photographs....

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Ramon Alberga OBE KC

It is with great sadness that Maitland marks the recent passing of Ramon Alberga OBE KC. Ramon was an associate member of Maitland for many decades, having worked with both former and current members of chambers over those years. He was widely acknowledged to be the pre-eminent silk of the Cayman Bar during his time in practice, and our thoughts go out to his family and all those who were close to him....

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Thomas Munby KC appointed to the Arbitrator List at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

Maitland is delighted to announce that Thomas Munby KC has been appointed to the Arbitrator List at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). Thomas continues also to be a member of the List of Arbitrators at HKIAC, and is happy to accept suitable appointments under other institutional rules or ad hoc....

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