BLOOMSBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD AND OTHERS V SEA FISH INDUSTRY AUTHORITY AND ANOTHER

March 18 2010

In allowing this appeal the Court of Appeal, overturning 40 years of Government practice, decided that the Sea Fish Industry Authority, a quango funded by means of a levy, had not been authorised by Parliament to impose that levy on importers of sea fish products, because such products were not "landed" in the UK. The Fisheries Act 1981 (under which the levy-raising regulations had been made) only authorised...

RTS FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS LIMITED (RESPONDENTS) V. MOLKEREI ALOIS MULLER GMBH & COMPANY KG (UK PRODUCTION) (APPELLANTS)

March 10 2010

The Supreme Court has allowed Muller's appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision. The Court of Appeal had decided that there was no contract between the parties in circumstances where RTS had delivered and installed two productions lines at Muller's factory and Muller had paid RTS over £1m. The Court of Appeal had said that there was no contract because the parties had not signed...

IN THE MATTER OF LEHMAN BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE) (IN ADMIN)

December 15 2009

Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (“LBIE”) – which was the European regional headquarters of the Lehman group – issued an application to determine how certain of LBIE’s assets should be distributed; namely those assets which it was holding pursuant to the FSA Client money rules (“CASS 7”)....