GREENE KING V. THE GAMBLING COMMISSION

GREENE KING V. THE GAMBLING COMMISSION

December 08 2014

On 8 December 2014, the First-Tier Tribunal gave judgment on Greene King’s appeal against the Gambling Commission’s refusal to grant it bingo operating licences. Judge NJ Warren allowed the appeal and remitted the applications to the Gambling Commission (“the Commission”) with a direction that the applications be allowed.  The Commission had refused the applications...

GILLIAN MA'HAR V (1) MICHAEL O'KEEFFE (2) ANGELA O'KEEFFE

GILLIAN MA'HAR V (1) MICHAEL O'KEEFFE (2) ANGELA O'KEEFFE

November 28 2014

GILLIAN MA'HAR v (1) MICHAEL O'KEEFFE (2) ANGELA O'KEEFFE  On 26 November 2014, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Ma’Har v O’Keeffe and set out the principles on which the costs of taking an account upon dissolution of a partnership are to be treated. The parties were members of a partnership until the Appellant and First Respondent left. Upon the dissolution...

DOUGLAS PAINE NAMED IN LEGAL WEEK, STARS AT THE BAR 2014

DOUGLAS PAINE NAMED IN LEGAL WEEK, STARS AT THE BAR 2014

November 21 2014

One Essex Court 's Douglas Paine has been included in the Legal Week feature, Stars at the Bar 2014. The article notes that solicitors call him "charming and hard-working", saying he is intellectually strong, but in an understated way; he is "both really clever and very good with clients". One magic circle partner simply says: "Douglas is incredibly thorough, very sensible and a really nice guy...

COURT OF APPEAL RULING WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR LIBOR FIXING CASES AND NOVATION IN SYNDICATED LOAN AGREEMENTS

COURT OF APPEAL RULING WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR LIBOR FIXING CASES AND NOVATION IN SYNDICATED LOAN AGREEMENTS

November 08 2014

In its judgment handed down on 8 November 2013, the Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal by Unitech Global Limited (UGL) and Unitech Limited (Unitech) against the decision of Mr Justice Cooke ([2013] EWHC 471 (Comm)), thus permitting UGL and Unitech to proceed to trial with those aspects of their case against Deutsche Bank AG that concern the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered...