Sonia Tolaney QC is named The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week

October 22 2021

Sonia Tolaney QC has been named The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week, in recognition of two positive judgments for her client, Deutsche Bank, in the past two weeks: succeeding for Deutsche Bank against Busto di Arsizio ([2021] EWHC 2706 (Comm)) earlier this month, and this week receiving judgment in a landmark appeal where Deutsche Bank succeeded on the interpretation of competing subordinated debts...

Deutsche Bank succeeds in landmark appeal on the interpretation of competing subordinated debts

October 21 2021

On 20 October 2021, the Court of Appeal (Lewison, Henderson and Asplin LJJ) handed down its judgment ([2021] EWCA Civ 1523) in a landmark case concerning how a surplus (estimated to be between £800 million and £1 billion) should be divided among the subordinated creditors in the administrations of LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd (“LBHI2”) and Lehman Brothers Holdings PLC (“LBH...

Women at the commercial bar: mentoring scheme - deadline for applications

October 19 2021

The deadline for applications for a space on this scheme is Friday 22 October 2021.  One Essex Court is offering a unique opportunity for potential applicants to the Commercial Bar to connect with a female barrister who can share their experiences and provide career guidance.  The scheme, now in its third year, will run during the 2021/2022 academic year. Each mentee will be paired with a...

LegalUK launches with new research revealing the significant economic value of English law

October 14 2021

New research for LegalUK by leading economics consultancy Oxera and funded by the legal industry has for the first time established how the value of English law goes far beyond benefits to the legal sector and underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of annual business activity domestically and internationally. The report marks the formal launch of LegalUK, a body including representatives from across...