Happy birthday Supreme Court says Neuberger, with five top cases

It’s just one day until the fifth birthday of the Supreme Court and President Lord Neuberger has listed his five top cases.

Barristers from Blackstone Chambers, Matrix Chambers, Landmark and Doughty Street were among the raft of counsel instructed on these seminal cases, such as Michael Prest’s high-profile divorce battle and the HS2 appeal.

The full list included locked-in sufferer Paul Nicklinson’s right to die case, where Doughty Street Chambers’ Paul Bowen QC and Matrix Chambers’ Guy Vassall-Adams were instructed by Bindmans partner Saimo Chahal.

Bowen raised eyebrows several weeks ago when he moved to Brick Court Chambers, marking the most recent exit from the public law set.

R v Horncastle and Al-Rawi & Ors v the Security Service & Ors were Neuberger’s final choices, bringing together two contentious cases concerning evidence heard in private and involving closed hearings.

Meanwhile in Gibraltar the government and financial authorities are hunkering down for an unprecedented legal drama as the Court of Appeal considers the fraud appeal lodged by former partners of collapsed firm Marrache & Co.

Unlike Neuberger’s cases this one is not yet finished and the full impact has yet to be felt – watch this space.

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