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Our Verdict: Sanctioned oligarchs bound by pre-invasion claims; and Mishcon client loses defamation bid over “sex cult” allegations

This week has seen Russian oligarchs receive bad news on the validity of old debts, while a Mishcon de Reya client accused of perpetrating sex trafficking and prostitution was refused an application at the High Court to bring defamation proceedings against the BBC. Sanctioned Russian oligarchs still liable for litigation brought pre-invasion Mrs Justice Cockerill […]


Arron Banks parts with Kingsley Napley for libel appeal

British businessman and co-founder of the Leave.EU campaign, Arron Banks, has changed his counsel ahead of his appeal hearing against Observer journalist, Carole Cadwalladr. The Lawyer understands that Banks and Kingsley Napley parted ways in November 2022, and now all legal counsel has changed.  Originally, Kingsley Napley’s Susan Thackeray was the leading partner on the case, […]

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