Notable cases undertaken by the Partners

Khakshouri v Jimenez and Cash High Court QBD Green J

We acted for the Claimant, an LA based property developer, obtaining judgment in his favour for over £3m plus costs after a fiercely defended trial, in a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of a loan made to Charlton Athletic FC. The Defendants were represented by Herbert Smith Freehills and Quinn Emanuel Urqhuart and Sullivan. The case received widespread publicity in the press and various legal journals and online publications; citation [2017] EWHC 3392 (QB). For the London Evening Standard article click here and for The Guardian article click here.

Meara v Fox High Court Chancery Div Pumfrey J

Obtained judgment for the Defendant – the Plaintiff’s accountant - plus costs at trial after Court’s finding that he was not a partner in the Plaintiff’s failed business venture and did not owe him any fiduciary or equitable duties.

Bentley and others v Aramco and Anor High Court QBD Judge Elizabeth Steel

Obtained multi-million £ judgment for the Plaintiff after a lengthy trial, proving transfer of his contract of employment, to the Saudi nationalised oil company from American conglomerate Aramaco, was found to be invalid. This created a precedent for thousands of ex pat workers in the Saudi oil industry.

C and others v H and others Commercial Court

Acted for the majority of Defendants, in a multi-party suit, to a £200M claim over a project to develop and construct a major oil pipeline in the Middle East. Case settled at mediation on favourable terms just before it went to trial.

C v H High Court of Justice QBD

Acted for a Defendant in a shareholder action against whom the Plaintiff had obtained a default judgment in a foreign jurisdiction. Successfully resisted an application for summary judgment in English proceedings to enforce the foreign judgment, and obtained a stay of English proceedings.

Sandhu and Anor v Farooqui Court of Appeal (Auld LJ Mummery LJ Chadwick LJ)

Right to occupy a property under terms of an implied Licence was terminated when the basis for occupation contemplated by the parties was no longer capable of being fulfilled.  Case settled after Court of Appeal judgment.

Spriggs v Ministry of Defence High Court of Justice QBD (and related cases)

Acted for family of deceased and other former workers at Royal Navy Dockyards, Chatham in obtaining a pre-action disclosure order against the Ministry of Defence. Extensive and high profile media attention locally and nationally included coverage in “The Price of Peace”, featured on BBC TV’s flagship current affairs programme, Panorama, and in press and radio.