7 Jan 2013


Monckton silk seals victory for Iceland in Icesave compensation case

Monckton Chambers’ Tim Ward QC won the day for Iceland as the Court of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) this week cleared the country’s government of breaking European banking laws by failing to guarantee minimum levels of compensation for UK and Dutch customers of defunct bank Icesave. The Luxembourg-based EFTA court dismissed an application […]


Opening the route to Burma

Foreign investors are looking keenly at the Burmese market but the legal infrastructure still needs some work In 1962, 20 years after my grandfather (pictured below) completed his Royal Air Force tour in the country, Burma (since 1989 also known as Myanmar*) fell under military dictatorship. Now, as it emerges from five decades as a […]


Cohen & Stephen (Liquidators of Rangers FC) & Ors v Collyer Bristow

Cohen & Stephen (The Liquidators of Rangers FC) & Ors v Collyer Bristow Late 2013, 5-10 days, Chancery Division For the claimant Cohen & Stephen (The Liquidators of Rangers FC): South Square’s Mark Philips QC leading South Square’s Stephen Robins previously instructed by Taylor Wessing partner Nick Moser, taken forward by Stephenson Harwood partner Stuart […]


Ndiku Mutua & Ors v Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Ndiku Mutua & Ors v Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Late 2013, Queen’s Bench Division For the claimants Ndiku Mutua & Ors: Leigh Day & Co partners Martyn Day and Dan Leader instructed Matrix Chambers’ Richard Hermer QC and Doughty Street Chambers’ Phillippa Kaufmann QC to lead One Crown Office Row’s Henry Witcomb, Maria Roche […]

Daniel Oudkerk QC

Continental Capital Markets v GFI Holdings & Ors

Continental Capital Markets SA v GFI Holdings Ltd & Ors November, 25-30 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Conticap: Rosenblatt partner Laura Clatworthy, instructed 11KBW’s Daniel Oudkerk QC to lead 11KBW’s Amy Rogers and Essex Court Chambers’ David Craig, instructed by Clatworthy For the defendant GFI Brokers: Blackstone Chambers’ Paul Goulding QC Blackstone Chambers’ Tristan […]

Laurence Rabinowitz QC

London Underground v Freshfields; Herbert Smith

London Underground Ltd v (1) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; (2) Herbert Smith October, 15-20 days, Commercial Court For the claimant LUL: 4 New Square’s Justin Fenwick QC leading Stephen Midwinter of Brick Court, instructed by Ince & Co partner Charlotte Davies For the defendant Freshfields: One Essex Court’s Laurence Rabinowitz QC to lead Sa’ad Hossain, instructed […]

Bernie Ecclestone

Constantin Medien v Bernie Ecclestone & Ors

Constantin Medien v (1) Bernie Ecclestone, (2) Stephen Mullens, (3) Bambino Holdings Ltd, (4) Gerhard Gribkowsky October, 20-25 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Constantin Medien: Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC, David Blayney and James Mather, instructed by Peters & Peters partner Keith Oliver. For the first defendant (1) Bernie Ecclestone: 4 Stone Buildings’ Robert […]

Tim Lord QC

Graisley Properties & Ors v Barclays Bank

Graisley Properties Ltd & Ors v Barclays Bank plc October, 25-30 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Guardian Care Homes: Brick Court’s Tim Lord QC leading Outer Temple’s Farhaz Kahn, instructed by Cooke Young & Keidan partner Philip Young and consultant Len Murray For the defendant Barclays Bank: Clifford Chance partner Ian Moulding, instructed 3 […]


IP IPCom v HTC and IPCom v Nokia

IPCom v HTC and IPCom v Nokia July, 10 days, Chancery Court For the claimant IPCom: Brick Court’s James Flynn QC leading Monckton Chambers’ Kassie Smith and Meredith Pickford, instructed by Bristows partner Myles Jelf For the defendant HTC: 8 New Square’s Stephen Morris QC to lead Monckton Chambers’ Josh Holmes and Alan Bates, instructed […]

Francis Tregear QC

Torre Asset Funding v RBS

Torre Asset Funding v RBS June, 5-10 days, Chancery Division For the claimant Torre Asset Funding Ltd: XXIV Old Buildings’ Francis Tregear QC (juniors TBC), instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse partner Duncan Black For the defendant RBS: 3 Verulam Buildings’ Adrian Beltrami QC leading South Square’s Jeremy Goldring, instructed by Norton Rose partner associate George […]

Madoff Securities v Stephen Raven & Ors

Madoff Securities International Ltd v (1) Stephen Ernest John Raven; (2) Leon Flax; (3) Christopher Dale; (4) Philip John Toop; (5) Malcolm Stevenson; (6) Peter Madoff; (7) Mark Madoff; (8) Andrew Madoff; (9) Sonja Kohn; (10) Erko Incorporated; and (11) Tecno Development & Research Ltd June, 30 days, Commercial Court For the claimant MSIL: Blackstone […]

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