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Spotlight on private wealth - September 2020

Published on 14 September 2020. By Adam Craggs, Partner and Geraldine Elliott, Partner and Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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Our quarterly update is designed to keep you up to speed with developments in the private wealth world.

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Courts reach a landing on the test for jurisdiction over co-defendants

Published on 06 August 2020. By Simon Hart, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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The court can only assert jurisdiction over an EU domiciled co-defendant under Article 8(1) of the Recast Brussels Regulation if the claim against the anchor defendant is sustainable.

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Spotlight on private wealth - April 2020

Published on 02 April 2020. By Adam Craggs, Partner and Geraldine Elliott, Partner and Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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Our quarterly update is designed to keep you up to speed with developments in the private wealth world. In this edition we explore sham trusts, heritage property and removing trustees. We also keep pace with the latest developments in the art sector. If you have any feedback on this update or would like to know more about the issues covered, or anything else, get in touch.

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Witness evidence reform - evolution not revolution?

Published on 31 January 2020. By Simon Hart, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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The Witness Evidence Working Group's recommendations for witness evidence reform focus on the more consistent enforcement of existing rules with some limited new measures.

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Open justice versus confidentiality - which wins?

Published on 19 December 2019. By Simon Hart, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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Court proceedings can expose the most sensitive details of an individual's personal and financial affairs. However, the principle of open justice requires that the public is given sufficient information about proceedings so that they can understand and scrutinise the decisions courts make.

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Make the most of a mediation - 10 Top Tips

Published on 25 July 2019. By Geraldine Elliott, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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Preparation for a mediation is key- you get out what you put in. Here are our top 10 tips for making the most out of the mediation process to successfully settle your dispute.

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What if third parties helped to hide the golden egg?

Published on 25 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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What if third parties helped to hide the golden egg?

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The fraudster is insolvent – can you add more eggs to the basket?

Published on 24 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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The fraudster is insolvent – can you add more eggs to the basket?

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What to do if the golden egg hatches (or you need to trace into the fraudster's other assets)

Published on 24 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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What to do if the golden egg hatches (or you need to trace into the fraudster's other assets)

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How can I find the golden egg? Part 2: ask the Easter bunny (or third parties)

Published on 23 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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How can I find the golden egg? Part 2: ask the Easter bunny (or third parties)

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How can I find the golden egg? Part 1: ask the fraudster and accept no eggs-cuses

Published on 17 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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How do I find the golden egg? Part 1: ask the fraudster and accept no eggs-cuses

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How do you stop the treasure map leading to the golden egg being destroyed?

Published on 17 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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How do you stop the treasure map leading to the golden egg being destroyed?

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How do you stop the golden egg rolling away?

Published on 15 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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How do you stop the golden egg rolling away?

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The greatest Easter egg hunt: asset recovery in the English courts

Published on 15 April 2019. By Davina Given, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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The greatest Easter egg hunt: asset recovery in the English courts

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Is a good arguable case good enough? The Court of Appeal considers the test for establishing jurisdiction

Published on 19 February 2019. By Emma West, Senior Associate and Geraldine Elliott, Partner

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The test for deciding whether a claimant has a good arguable case is relative following the Court of Appeal's decision in Kaefar v AMS Drilling and others.

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Negligent misstatement and undisclosed principals – a gamble not worth taking

Published on 11 September 2018. By Parham Kouchikali, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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The Supreme Court recently ruled that a bank providing a reference relating to its customer owed a tortious duty of care only to the addressee. The decision reflects the wider judicial trend of restricting the circumstances in which duties of care for negligent misstatement are found to exist on the basis of an assumption of responsibility by the party making the statement.

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Supreme Court curtails negotiating damages

Published on 29 May 2018. By Tim Brown, Partner and Emma West, Senior Associate

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The Supreme Court decision in Morris-Garner v One Step Support Ltd(1) is now the leading case on Wrotham Park(2) or – as the court preferred to call them – negotiating damages.

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