Rabinowitz QC pulls out of Berezovsky case

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  • Angry Russian moguls trying to "shoot down" each other. Oh, the bread and butter of the English Oxbridge-educated commercial lawyer. Lovely times...

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  • It's a shame these `top flight' QC's haven't got a conscience.

    They should all be charged with living off immoral earnings.

    It's the unfortunate Russian people for whom these greedy parasttes should be acting, the people who had their assets stolen by a gang of thugs in suits.

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  • Entirely agree. The UK courts are cashing in on foreign disputes caused by unscrupulous people in lands where politics and economics clash in the most irregular way.
    These barristers are suppose to have a moral compass as is the court. They should send these cases away

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  • It is hard to see how barristers can be criticized as if they are actively hunting down this immoral Russian litigation to make money out of.
    The fact is commercial disputes originating in Russia and very many other overseas jurisdictions end up in the English courts and when you have a case in an English court you need an English barrister.
    There is obviously a reason why parties choose to litigate in England and it usually involves the quality and impartiality of our judicial system, which in turn relies on top quality advocacy from English barristers.
    It generates huge export revenue for the UK and pretty substantial tax revenue from the various legal representatives. And yes, of course they do very nicely out of it themselves too.
    The sources of Russian income are of course subject to much speculation. Fair enough. I’m sure all those questioning the morals of barristers acting for the Russians have carefully analysed the sources of their own income and will no doubt turn the TV off whenever Chelsea are playing, as dictated by their own flawless moral compasses.

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  • And of course all the consumers with a conscience also won't buy oil in any form, or any Chinese consumer goods (computers inclusive), as they derive from shoddy states with no rule of law or human rights ...

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  • Given there are people who have fled these countries because of this corruption who end up needing state support from the British govenment/taxpayer. What does the government intend to do about taxing this new found lucre to fund this support.

    The elections in Russia et al are flawed that is how the Russian oligarchy found their wealth, it was handed to them by their political friends. We obviously now have a means to access that money to pay for the people that have arrived at our shore as a result of that corruption.

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  • I suspect the millions that the government makes in income tax on the barristers' brief fees in these cases more than makes up for the costs incurred in providing asylum those seeking it from that region....

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  • What are you talking about anon@10.44?? My understanding is that many of these barristers who are meant to be payng 50% tax are in fact using offshore structures to minimise their exposure.
    That said, everybody deserves justice and these barristers can't turn down cases - there is such a thing as a cab rank rule.

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  • Withdrawn due to prior diary commitments?
    Hmmm that's interesting, I think his clerk should be taught a lesson in not double booking the diary.

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  • Given the fees involved, I would be surprised if the clerk involved hadn't moved heaven and earth to try to sort out the diary clash. However, if Mr Rabinowitz QC is already committed to another case it is good to see that his other committments are not being shelved just to chase the Russian fees.

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  • Salford alone is a number too big even for Berezovsky, Rabinowtz should have made realized this before the fact.

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