One Essex Court’s Sandy Phipps, Mehdi Baiou and Andrew Lodder have all been recognised in the Legal Week feature, Stars at the Bar 2017, profiling 12 highly recommended junior commercial barristers at 10 years call and under. The article notes: “Sandy is outstanding – genuinely first class.” His character references are stellar. In a fiercely competitive profession,...
The Court of Appeal on Friday 28th July overturned the decision of Mrs Justice Carr to strike out the majority of the claim in the Sabbagh v Khoury proceedings, a significant piece of commercial litigation concerning the ownership of shares in a Lebanese construction group (namely, Consolidated Contractors Group SAL). On the principal issue, Gloster, Beatson and Patten LJJ unanimously found that the...
We are pleased to announce that Richard Mott has been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office’s Proceeds of Crime B Panel of Counsel, effective 1 August 2017 and lasting for 4 years. The appointment flows from Richard’s broad experience of civil fraud, asset tracing and injunctive relief cases, and will complement his existing practice in those areas.
On 26 July 2017 the Commercial Court handed down its judgment in the Blue v Ashley proceedings. Mr Ashley is the well known founder, majority shareholder and CEO of Sports Direct. Mr Blue was a consultant for a company in the Sports Direct group. The claim arose from a remarkable set of circumstances. As Mr Justice Leggatt put it: “In the course of a jocular conversation with...
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