Jaffer v Jaffer [2024] EWHC 135 (Ch)

Judgment has been handed down in Jaffer v Jaffer, Matthew Smith acted for the Claimant. ...

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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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King’s Counsel appointment

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Smith will be appointed to the rank of King’s Counsel in a ceremony in the spring before the Lord Chancellor. This will bring the number of King’s Counsel at Maitland to 21, working alongside 48 junior barristers.Matthew’s practice embraces all aspects of commercial chancery litigation: from company and insolvency questions to contractual and property-related disputes. He has particular expertise in insolvency and in charity matters. He has been recommended for many years in the Chambers UK Bar Guide for Charities as a 'Star Individual'.All of us at Maitland warmly congratulate Matthew.To view Matthew’s profile, click here. ...

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The High Court hands down judgment in Asturion v Alibrahim [2023] EWHC 3305 (Ch)

David Mumford KC and James Kinman acted, with assistance from Emily Gailey, for the claimant in Asturion, one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2023. David and James were successful on a number of important and difficult issues relating to the nature and effect of ostensible authority, how English conflict of laws principles deal with issues of authority and knowing receipt in relation to foreign entities, and the effect of section 26 of the Land Registration Act 2002. The claim failed on the Judge’s findings as to the effect of Liechtenstein law....

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Eoin MacLachlan writes for Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Magazine Issue 15: A Year in Review

Eoin MacLachlan has contributed an article entitled, ‘UK tools up for crypto related crime’ to ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Magazine’s ‘Year in Review Edition 2023’ (Issue 15). The article addresses recent legal developments in combatting crypto related fraud. It can be viewed here. ...

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Deputy High Court Judge appointment

Congratulations to Andrew Twigger KC who has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge under section 9(4) of the Senior Courts Act 1981, for a single fixed six-year term with effect from 27 November 2023. He has been assigned to the Chancery Division. Andrew will remain in practice at Maitland. ...

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Charity Law Association seminar

On 27 November 2023 Ted Loveday gave a presentation to the Charity Law Association, with instructing solicitors Bates Wells’ Laura Soley and Jaqui Symcox, about the Friends of Victoria Hall case (Miller and French v (1) Charity Commission (2) London Borough of Ealing (CA/2021/0009))....

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Legal 500 English Bar Offshore guide 2024

Maitland is delighted to be ranked in the recent Legal 500 English Bar Offshore guide released on 8th November. ...

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Christopher Parker KC and Caley Wright appear on behalf of the Claimants in the case of Transworld and Hunt v First Curacao International Bank NV and Deuss

Christopher Parker KC and Caley Wright appeared on behalf of the Claimants, successfully applying for the Court to exercise its discretion to bring a circa £200 million claim within the costs budgeting regime....

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