Alex Potts KC and Caroline Jackson co-author JIBFL article

“Crypto can be property – it is time for the debate to move on”. The ongoing swell of legal support for the proprietary potential of cryptoassets was recently challenged by Professor Robert Stevens in “Crypto is not property” (2023) LQR 139. In this responsive article, Caroline Jackson and Alex Potts KC write in defence of […]

28th March 2024

Ben Pilling KC and Ruth Bala co-author Butterworths article on shared appreciation mortgages

The trial of alleged mis-selling of shared appreciation mortgages by Bank of Scotland plc was listed for early 2024 but has very recently settled. In this article Ben Pilling KC and Ruth Bala review the issues that would have been tried. Did the ‘excessive’ finance charge generate an ‘unfair relationship’? Would the Court have used […]

12th February 2024

Yes, Slapps are a problem, but they are still pretty rare- Edward Garnier KC in The Times

Edward Garnier KC Thursday November 23 2023, 12.01am, The Times There has been plenty of sound and fury in parliament and the press this year about Slapps — strategic lawsuits against public participation. There is now a limited anti-Slapp provision in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 and as we near the next […]

27th November 2023

Edward Garnier KC features in The Times article ‘Economic crime act ‘falls short’’

After lengthy debate and disagreement between the Lords and the Commons throughout the year on the ambit of the failure to prevent economic crime regime under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, the legislation is now on the statute book as the 2023 Act. 4 Pump Court’s Lord Garnier KC successfully amended the Bill […]

3rd November 2023

The arbitrability of shareholder disputes in the Cayman Islands: What will the Privy Council finally decide? –...

It is now over 6 months since the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council heard the important appeal from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (CICA) in the case of Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation v FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd, JCPC, 2020/0055. The Privy Council’s judgment was reserved at the conclusion of the […]

19th June 2023

Public needs direct action to crack down on digital scammers- Edward Garnier KC

Economic crime — bribery, money laundering and fraud — is back in the news and on political agendas, although it has not really been out of the spotlight over the past 20 years. Two pieces of proposed legislation before parliament, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill and the Online Safety Bill, provide an opportunity […]

6th June 2023

Speaking Silence?: Barton v Morris [2023] UKSC 3

1.On 25 January 2023, judgment was handed down by the UK Supreme Court in Barton and others v Morris and another in place of Gwyn Jones (deceased) [2023] UKSC 3. The case asks a deceptively simple question: where the seller of a property agrees to pay somebody a fee for introducing a buyer if the […]

3rd February 2023

A New Frontier for Extraterritorial Disclosure Orders in England & Wales- Jonathan Schaffer- Goddard

In October 2022, an amendment to the Civil Procedure Rules in England established a new jurisdiction for limited extraterritorial disclosure orders (“information orders”). While the High Court of Justice (the “High Court”) had made steps (in ex parte applications) towards the granting of such orders in the last few years, the new rules and a […]

24th January 2023

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