Neil Block QC and Camilla Church successfully defend claim against The Cumberland Hotel in the Court of Appeal

Monthly Archives: 18th December 2020

Neil Block QC and Camilla Church successfully defend claim against The Cumberland Hotel in the Court of Appeal


Al Najar and others v The Cumberland Hotel (London) Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 1716 In a judgment handed down on 18th December 2020, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision… Read more »

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Simon Murray called to the Irish Bar


In advance of the end of the UK’s withdrawal period from the EU on 31 December 2020 Simon Murray has been called to the Irish Bar. He joins Timothy Lyons… Read more »

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The UK’s Global Tariff


While the UK and the EU continue to negotiate for an agreement between themselves, the legislation establishing the UK’s global customs tariff makes its appearance.  It is made under certain… Read more »

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Emily Formby, Judith Ayling and Zane Malik Appointed Queen’s Counsel


Chambers is absolutely delighted that Emily Formby, Judith Ayling and Zane Malik have been appointed Queen’s Counsel. The new appointments were announced this morning by the Lord Chancellor and the… Read more »

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Why not be less shy in the use of Worldwide Freezing Injunctions?


Freezing injunctions can be of huge tactical benefit in banking and private equity disputes and in preventing fraudulent parties from disposing assets. In this article for Legal Era, Karishma Vora… Read more »

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UPDATE on lockdown picketing judicial review challenge


On 1 November 2020 Katherine Apps and Gethin Thomas were instructed by Richard Arthur of Thompsons Solicitors to act for or Unite the Union in their judicial review challenge to… Read more »

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David Sawtell writes in the December edition of the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law about mortgages and receivers


Given the restrictions on the recovery of secured debts as a result of Covid-19, more and more are turning to alternative remedies when debtors default on their obligations. David Sawtell… Read more »

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39 From 39, Series 3 Episode 1: The Environment Bill – Will it weaken or strengthen the UK’s environmental protections?


Start the New Year with a look at the key legislation for 2020. In this webinar, the team will provide an overview of the key parts of the Environment Bill,… Read more »

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The Environmental Bill 2020


An Environment Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced in October 2019, before the December election, to replace EU-based environment law. The Bill’s progress has been halted, first by the general election… Read more »

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Success in Major Systemic Challenge


This morning (14 December 2020) Mr Justice Robin Knowles handed down judgment in the combined cases of R (DMA & AA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, in… Read more »

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