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NatWest defeats civil fraud claim

Judgment has been handed down in Stone Consultants Ltd v NatWest [2013] EWHC 208 (Ch) in which the claimants alleged that NatWest and one of its bankers was complicit in a £300m Ponzi scheme. Nicholas Medcroft, instructed by Berwin Leighton Paisner, acted for NatWest which successfully defeated claims for conspiracy, dishonest assistance, deceit, unjust enrichment and negligence. After a 4 week trial Mr Justice Sales dismissed all claims against the bank.

News 12 Feb, 2013

Richard Lissack QC has been instructed by the Sir Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust

Richard Lissack QC has been instructed by the Sir Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust.

News 6 Feb, 2013

Michael Bowes QC acting for the FSA in city worker insider dealing trial

A former City worker made almost £693,000 by using insider information to place spread bets on six stocks after paying a print worker £269,000 in return for price sensitive information on takeover deals, a jury has been told. Richard Joseph,43, is accused of six counts of conspiracy to commit insider dealing in the latest criminal prosecution to be brought by the Financial Services Authority. He denies the charges. The trial at Southwark Crown Court was told that Mr Joseph received the sensitive details ahead of public announcements between September 2007 and July 2008 from Ersin Mustafa, who worked in the confidential printroom at investment bank JPMorgan Cazenove. The FSA claims that Mr Mustafa disseminated the information to Mr Joseph by…

News 31 Jan, 2013

Successful pension scheme rectification claim

Three members of Outer Temple Chambers’ pensions team appeared before Sales J in the Chancery Division on 30 January 2013. MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd applied successfully for summary judgment in its claim for rectification of the Rules of the MAN UK Pension Scheme. MAN is the latest in a series of successful claims for rectification of pension scheme documentation including IAC (involving, Richard Hitchcock, James Rickards, Keith Bryant and David Grant) and IBM (involving Andrew Spink QC and Nicolas Stallworthy QC). As well as confirming the appropriate legal test to be applied on an application for rectification of a pension scheme, the MAN case is notable in that it succeeded notwithstanding the delay of 13 years between discovery of…

News 31 Jan, 2013

Robert Rhodes QC appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Robert Rhodes QC has been appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Founded in 1987, is the first and the largest professional mediation organisation in China. Its mediations involve commercial organisations from all over the world.

News 28 Jan, 2013

Daniel Barnett interviewed on christian discrimination cases

Daniel Barnett comments on BBC Radio Scotland, Personnel Today and the Scotsman on the European Court of Human Rights decisions in Eweida v British Airways and linked cases. These cases consider the duties of employers to accommodate the religious beliefs of employers, and to allow them to display jewellery associated with that religious belief or refuse to undertake duties because of their principles. BBC Radio Scotland Personnel Today The Scotsman

News 18 Jan, 2013

Gerard McDermott QC interviewed on LBC radio station on the London helicopter accident

Gerard outlined how air accidents are investigated, what outcomes there might be and what claims may be made. His experience is mainly in military aviation where he has acted in three cases involving helicopter crashes – one of which was a three week inquest and contest on liability dealing with military aviation investigation. He appeared on the Susan Bookbinder morning news programme and the James Whale Drive Time programme.

News 17 Jan, 2013

Charles Foster is speaking at Medical Inquest Conference regarding sudden cardiac death in Oxford 10th January 2103

Charles Foster, specialist medical lawyer, speaking at University of Oxford Medical Inquest Conference regarding sudden cardiac death in Oxford 10th January 2103. For more details visit:

News 10 Jan, 2013

Charles Foster interviewed on BBC’s The Big Questions on ethics of creating children

Charles Foster, specialist medical lawyer, was interviewed on The Big Questions on 6 Jan 2013. He discussed the ethics of creating children using artificial sperm. To watch the episode please visit:

News 10 Jan, 2013

Outer Temple barristers instructed in three of The Lawyers top 20 cases of 2013

Three members of Outer Temple are instructed in The Lawyers top 20 cases of 2013. Farhaz Khan is instructed in Graisley Properties & Ors v Barclays Bank, David Grant in Cohen & Stephen (Liquidators of Rangers FC) & Ors v Collyer Bristow and Nicholas Medcroft in AADB v Deloitte.

News 8 Jan, 2013

Cliff collapse tragedy on the Jurassic Coast

Ben Compton QC appeared for the National Trust at the inquest into the death of Caroline Blackman following the fatal cliff fall at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset last year. Having heard all the evidence, the Coroner made it clear that in his opinion, the National trust had done all it reasonably could to publicise the dangers of cliff falls in this area. For further information click here.

News 20 Dec, 2012

David Grant was interviewed by Sky News on the George Entwistle’s pay-off

David Grant was interviewed on the George Entwistle’s pay-off by the BBC and Lord Patten’s comments on necessary costs by Sky News chief news editor Adam Bolton, on Thursday 20 Dec 2012.

News 20 Dec, 2012

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