Stephen Cogley KC and Simon Goldstone act in Contempt Application in Ahmad v Ouajjou & Perez

This long-running US$45m fraud claim (already the subject of decisions at [2022] EWHC 3087 (Comm) and [2023] EWHC 2666 (Comm) took a new turn on 29 April 2024 when the Defendants were each sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment following their breach of a worldwide freezing order, granted by Mr Justice Jacobs following Simon Goldstone’s without […]

14th May 2024

Judgment handed down in Ahmad v Ouajjou & Perez

On 10 October 2023, Mr. Justice Jacobs handed down judgment following a substantive amendment application in Ahmad v Ouajjou & Perez, a fraud claim concerning loans made to fund the supply of PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The judgment is a useful illustration of the approach that the Court will deploy when a defendant’s amendment […]

17th November 2023

Simon Goldstone successful in s994 Companies Act (Unfair Prejudice) trial

This morning the Companies Court (ICC Judge Prentis) handed down judgment on a Petition concerning Mitt Wearables Ltd, a start-up company designing and manufacturing revolutionary prosthetic limbs. The Petition was brought by a co-founder who had been dismissed following what he said was a premeditated scheme to dilute his shareholding and misappropriate the Company’s assets. […]

19th July 2023

Commercial Court hands down judgment in BSkyB & Mace v Riverstone [2023] EWHC 1207 (Comm) in which Simon Goldstone...

Last month the Commercial Court handed down judgment in a £200m CAR Insurance claim between BSkyB & Mace v Riverstone. HHJ Pelling KC found that Insurers’ arguments concerning the period of insurance were correct and, in the premises, rejected the Claimants’ claims for indemnities for the costs of remedial schemes addressing damage that post dates […]

14th July 2023

Court of Appeal hands down judgment in Elliot v Hattens

On 18 May 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Elliot v Hattens: a solicitors negligence case that goes to the heart of the vexed question of when time starts ticking for the purposes of limitation. Simon Goldstone, instructed by RPC LLP represented the successful appellant. The facts were simple: Kelly Elliott had […]

18th May 2021

Insolvency in the Construction Industry Webinar

**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED** 4 Pump Court invite you to the first in our series of webinars. This session will launch our essential guide to insolvency within the construction industry, featuring a guest panelist from Grant Thornton. Tuesday 28 April, 15.00-16.00 Chair: Sean Brannigan KC, 4 Pump Court Panelists: Jonathan Lewis, James Bowling, Peter Oliver, Simon Goldstone and Daniel Goodkin, […]

Recent developments in relation to s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996

Simon Goldstone and Rani Noakes of 4 Pump Court review P v D [2019] EWHC 1277, in which the Commercial Court gave a salutary reminder of the circumstances in which a party’s failure to cross-examine might constitute a ‘serious irregularity’ pursuant to s68 Arbitration Act and cause the award to be set aside. In Pakistan […]

16th July 2019

US $20m commercial fraud victory for Simon Goldstone in the Court of Appeal

This morning the CA (LLJ Longmore, Coulson, Peter Jackson) handed down judgment dismissing the Claimant’s appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Teare in of Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten (‘NIVE’) v Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. NIVE had agreed to export millions of dollars of egg product to Rembrandt. Rembrandt terminated the contract early. NIVE sought damages […]

9th April 2019

Manchester Shipping Ltd v Balfour Worldwide Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 194 (Comm)

On Monday 11th February Sonia Tolaney KC, sitting as a Judge of the Commercial Court, handed down judgment in Manchester Shipping Ltd v Balfour & Sochin, a multi-national shipping fraud case involving Russian charterers. The judgment ruled that Manchester Shipping Ltd had made a fair presentation at the ex parte application and that the Worldwide […]

19th February 2019

Insolvency success for Simon Goldstone in the Court of Appeal

Misra Ventures Limited v LDX International Group LLP On 22 November 2018 Lord Justice Newey and Sir Timothy Lloyd allowed Misra Ventures Limited’s appeal against an injunction restraining it from petitioning to wind up LDX International Group LLP. The injunction had been granted on the basis of a £2.8m cross-claim which LDX had asserted in […]

22nd November 2018

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