VAN DER GARDE -V- FORCE INDIA FORMULA ONE

September 24 2010

Tony de Garr Robinson QC acted for the claimant, a racing driver who was trying to become a Formula One race driver. One of the means by which this is achieved is by becoming a test driver for a Formula One team.  Until recently, it was not uncommon for a driver to pay a Formula One team substantial sums for the privilege of being their test driver.  The claimant was one such driver. ...

GB GAS HOLDINGS LTD -V- ACCENTURE (UK) LTD & ORS.

July 30 2010

Jeffery Onions QC was instructed by Linklaters on behalf of the successful Respondent. Full text of the Judgment is available here

LOOKERS PLC & ORS. -V- HMRC

July 30 2010

This is a test case brought by participants in the motor industry against the Commissioners seeking compound interest in respect of amounts of VAT overpaid to the Commissioners during a period going back to the 1970s. The judge at first instance had ruled that the claims brought in the VAT Tribunal were out of time. This was overruled by the Court of Appeal. Laurence Rabinowitz QC acted for Lookers,...

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LTD -V- CONARKEN GROUP LTD & ANR.

July 21 2010

Alain Choo Choy QC and Alex Polley acted for Network Rail in claims against the employers of heavy goods vehicle drivers who negligently collided with parts of the railway infrastructure (so-called “bridge strikes”).  In each case the relevant line section was closed for a time after the accident, causing delays and knock-on delays across the rail network. There are over a thousand...