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Court orders rectification of a disclosure letter in a private company share sale

May 17 2019

Persimmon Homes v Hillier [2019] EWCA Civ 800 Michael Fealy QC acted for Persimmon at trial, and on appeal, in obtaining damages for breach of warranty in a share sale and purchase agreement.  Persimmon had bought the shares in a house building company, only to discover that the vendors had held back some sites leaving them with a ransom strip. Michael succeeded in persuading the court that the...

EE Limited v Ofcom

May 17 2019

The Commercial Court had allowed claims brought by EE Limited and other mobile network operators against Ofcom for restitution of overpaid spectrum licence fees totalling about £220 million.  Steven Elliott QC represented EE at the trial before Adrian Beltrami QC. The spectrum licence fees had been paid under regulations which were quashed in 2017 by the Court of Appeal ([2018] 1 WLR 1868)...

LLB Verwaltung successful on its appeal to hold Mr Landman liable for dishonest assistance

May 07 2019

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in a major civil fraud case concerning the theft and laundering of €100 million. In Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 614, Sonia Tolaney QC and Michael Ryan, instructed by Alan Sheeley of Pinsent Masons, acted for the Swiss Bank LLB Verwaltung AG in its successful appeal against the law firm Notable Services LLP and its member Mr...

One Essex Court sponsors IPBA 2019 Singapore Conference

April 08 2019

One Essex Court is proud to be a Sponsor of the 29th Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Conference, taking place from 25-27 April 2019 in Singapore. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Technology, Business and Law – Global Perspectives”. Alex Gunning QC will be speaking on “The Curious Case(S) Of Technology In Construction” at the event, and Laurence Emmett,...