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Justina Stewart helps launch Tresartis

Justina Stewart has been working closely with Sandton Capital Partners on the launch of Tresartis, a litigation funder focused on the insolvency market. Private equity and special situations institutional investor, Sandton Capital Partners, has announced the launch of Tresartis, a new litigation funding platform focused on the insolvency market which forms part of Sandton’s “IP Unlock” offering. The platform consists of a team of specialist solicitors and legal counsel to deliver a simple, transparent and commercial option into the market, which includes Outer Temple member Justina Stewart. Justina is acting as external counsel to Tresartis, contributing her deep, practical and commercial knowledge of insolvency litigation and litigation funding. What is Tresartis? London-based Tresartis will purchase claims or provide funding for…

News, Financial Services 25 May, 2021

Justina Stewart assists on Tresartis launch

Justina Stewart has been working closely with Sandton Capital Partners on the launch of Tresartis, a litigation funder focused on insolvency related claims. Private equity and special situations institutional investor, Sandton Capital Partners, has announced the launch of Tresartis, a new litigation funding platform focused on insolvency related claims which forms part of Sandton’s “IP Unlock” offering. The platform consists of a team of specialist solicitors and Outer Temple member Justina Stewart. Justina is acting as external counsel to Tresartis, contributing her deep, practical and commercial knowledge of insolvency litigation, ATE insurance and litigation funding. What is Tresartis? Tresartis purchases claims or provides funding for insolvency practitioners to litigate promising cases which may otherwise struggle to realise potential for creditors…

News 25 May, 2021

Elaine Palser acts for successful Inheritance Act claimants in the High Court

Elaine Palser, instructed by Tees Solicitors, acted for the successful claimants in R Deceased [2021] EWHC 936 (Ch). The claim was brought by two minor children for reasonable financial provision from their father’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The children were 14 and 15 when their father died, and they had been estranged from him for several years before his death.  Their father had also failed to pay any maintenance for them during the estrangement, with the children instead relying entirely on their mother and stepfather. In his will, the father left his entire estate to his new partner and his parents, and nothing to his children.  The partner and parents denied that there…

News, Private Client 19 May, 2021

What will the public inquiry into the government’s handling of Covid-19 look like?

Following the PM’s announcement on Wednesday, we revisit an article by Harriet Jerram explaining what a public inquiry would look like. This article was written in the height of the pandemic in July 2020. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister told MPs an independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic would be held in spring 2022. Harriet Jerram’s article was written during the height of the pandemic and considered what a public inquiry into the Covid 19 response might look like. The content is very much relevant right now and so is worth sharing again. It considers why and when public inquiries are appropriate and the function they serve as well as what issues a Covid 19 inquiry would likely…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Inquests & Inquiries during Covid-19, Inquests & Inquiries 14 May, 2021

Jennifer Seaman appointed as a Full Member of STEP

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Seaman (TEP) has been appointed as a Full Member of STEP, the global professional association for trust and estate practitioners. Jennifer has been appointed to the top level of STEP membership. Full Members are qualified practitioners with proven qualifications and experience who adhere to STEP’s Code of Professional Conduct, undertake continuing professional development, and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. TEPs are internationally recognised as experts in their field. STEP is the global professional association for those advising families on planning their assets across generations by setting and upholding high professional standards, informing public policy, promoting education, and connecting practitioners globally to share knowledge and best practice. Find out more Jennifer’s practice covers Traditional Chancery,…

News 13 May, 2021

David Holloway reappointed to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators

We are delighted to announce that David Holloway has been reappointed as an arbitrator to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators. David’s reappointment is effective 1 May 2021. The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) was established in April 1956 under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Since 2000, it has also been known as the Arbitration Court of the China Chamber of International Commerce. CIETAC is based in Beijing and has a number of sub-commissions throughout China, including in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin, as well as a Hong Kong Arbitration Center, which was set up in 2012. CIETAC and its sub-commissions/arbitration centers constitute a single arbitration institution. CIETAC maintains…

Commercial, News, International 6 May, 2021

Louis Weston on Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21

Louis Weston authored LawInSport’s ‘Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21’. Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2020/21 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. Louis reviews key events, disciplinary decisions and the impact of coronavirus on betting and financial corruption. This year, Louis considers the effect that the worldwide Covid crisis has had on the world of sport. In the chapter, Louis covers: Two Key Themes Corruption cases and fights against it: Disciplinary and state police activity in tennis, Esports and around the world; Cases without criminal element; Organised crime in sports during a pandemic – ghost events; Match fixing and football betting cases; Governance…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 5 May, 2021

Commission advises EU to say No to Lugano Accession

Yesterday, the European Commission published its assessment of the UK’s application to accede to the 2007 Lugano Convention. The Commission advises the EU to reject the UK’s application to join the Convention for two key reasons. First, the Commission notes that those non-EU countries which have acceded to the Lugano Convention “all participate, at least partly, in the EU’s internal market” – this being by way of the EEA agreement for Norway and Iceland, and a number of bilateral trade agreements for Switzerland. This economic link, or “high degree of economic interconnection”, between those third countries and the EU’s internal market, says the Commission, is a key basis for their accession to the Convention.  By contrast, the Commission says, the…

Brexit, Legal Blog & Publications, News, Public Law, Travel, Public, Travel 5 May, 2021

James Counsell QC to speak at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting

James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting on Monday 26th April between 17:00pm – 18:00pm. The meeting will provide an introduction to the group and an APIL activity update from David McClenaghan (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group co-ordinator) and Richard Sweetman (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group secretary). James Counsell QC and Thomas Beale (Bolt Burdon Kemp) will discuss the recent judgment in The Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB (EWCA 2021). The Court of Appeal handed down their decsion in March 2021 and held the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses liable for an act of rape committed by one of its elders, against an…

Events, Webinars & Vlogs 22 Apr, 2021

OTC Travel Talks: General Damages in France, Spain and the Netherlands Part Two

Ian Denham is joined by Ana Romero Porro, Thomas Ricard and Gerben Janson in the next instalment of our ‘OTC Travel Talks’ series to discuss the quantification of non-pecuniary, or general damages, in Spain, France and the Netherlands. Welcome to another episode in the OTC Travel Talks series. Our most recent discussion, hosted by Ian Denham, continues with Ana Romero Porro of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo (Spain), Thomas Ricard of JP Karsenty & Associés (France) and Gerben Janson of Leidse Letselschade Advocaten (the Netherlands). It was divided up into two sections; The general approach to compensation in Spain, France and the Netherlands. This can be viewed here. Temporary and permanent disability. Part 2: Compensation for temporary and permanent disability In part 2, Ana describes the distinction between temporary and permanent…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 21 Apr, 2021

OTC’s Business Crime and Regulation Team instructed in one of the first UK Sanctions Framework cases

Alex Haines and Sophie O’Sullivan have been instructed by a US-based law firm to represent an Eastern European engineering firm in relation to its sanctions designation under UK legislation and regulation. This is one of the first sanctions challenges to operate within the UK’s new and autonomous statutory framework. From 1st January 2021, the UK was no longer required to implement EU sanctions and the new UK sanctions legislation officially came into force under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA). SAMLA provides the UK with a domestic statutory framework of powers, which enable it to continue to meet its international obligations under the UN Charter to implement UN sanctions law directly in the UK. Put simply, SAMLA fills…

Business Crime, News 21 Apr, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak at the The Singapore Mediation Convention 2021

Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb has been invited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to speak at a Webinar on 22 April about the Singapore Convention on Mediation. It is hoped that the recent Singapore Convention on Mediation will have the groundbreaking consequences for international commercial mediation that the New York Convention of 1958 has had for international commercial arbitration.  Its purpose is to simplify the enforcement of international commercial mediation agreements. Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb and James Ng MCIArb will introduce the key elements of the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation) and will discuss its relevance to the UK even though the UK have yet to sign up to…

Events 19 Apr, 2021

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