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Recent Cases

Fri, 13/1/2017

On 11 January 2017 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the joined appeals from FKB v AbbVie No 1 [2016] EWHC 425 (Pat) and FKB v AbbVie No 2 [2016] EWHC 2204 (Pat). Both appeals had been expedited, and were of major commercial significance: AbbVie’s Humira product which it sought to protect... Read more »

Tue, 20/12/2016

Josephine Davies has secured a victory for Gillian Simpson in an appeal of a 2014 judgment which awarded her only nominal damages for conversion of goods. The dispute concerned a family business of which Ms Simpson was the sole proprietor but in which her brother and parents were also involved. The... Read more »

Fri, 16/12/2016

Duncan Matthews QC and Charlotte Tan successfully resist an application for permission to service out in Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc [2016] EWHC 3222 (Comm) In the latest instalment of the ongoing dispute between Deutsche Bank AG (“DBAG”) and Sebastian Holdings Inc. (... Read more »

Thu, 15/12/2016

Teare J today handed down judgment in Oldendorff GmbH & Co KG v Sea Powerful II Special Maritime Enterprises and Others [2016] EWHC 3212 (Comm), in which Michael Ashcroft QC and Oliver Caplin acted for the successful defendant shipowner Sea Powerful ("Owners"). The dispute concerned a... Read more »

Thu, 8/12/2016

David Lewis QC succeeded in obtaining from the Supreme Court of Gibraltar an anti-suit injunction restraining proceedings being pursued before the New Jersey Courts. The dispute arises between Bwin, the internet gaming company, and various former shareholders of Bwin including “internet... Read more »

Tue, 15/11/2016

Ruling in favour of the Claimant, for whom Josephine Davies was instructed, the Court held that attendance notes made by in-house or external lawyers of conversations with employees could not be the subject of legal advice privilege where they had been made by way of seeking information from... Read more »

Fri, 7/10/2016

CoA decides that Payment of Hire under Time Charterparties is not a Condition – The Astra is laid to rest Michael Coburn QC and Josephine Davies acted for the Appellant in Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd.  In its landmark judgment delivered today, [2016]... Read more »

Thu, 6/10/2016

Michael Ashcroft QC appeared for the successful Appellant ("the Borrower") in this high profile representative action affecting over 6,200 policyholders of the West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd ("the Lender"). The dispute concerned buy-to-let "tracker" mortgages and... Read more »

Thu, 8/9/2016

Thomas Raphael QC and Oliver Caplin of 20 Essex Street acted for the claimant biotechnology company (“Fujifilm”) in this important case in which they successfully resisted a challenge from a Bermudan domiciled defendant to the Court’s jurisdiction to serve it out of the... Read more »