Recent Cases

Rc 1

Discovery Land Company, LLC & ors v AXIS Specialty Europe SE (ongoing– CL-2020-000451)

Acting for the Claimants in respect of a declaration sought under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010. Claims arise out of the misappropriation of sums in excess of US$20,000,000 from the client account of Jirehouse. Insurers are seeking to decline coverage based on allegations of fraud.

RC 2

Discovery Land Company, LLC & ors v Jirehouse & ors [2019] EWHC 2249 (Ch)

Acted for the Claimant in successfully securing a contempt judgment against Stephen David Jones for his failure to disclose the whereabouts of US$16,050,000 that were misappropriated from the client account of his law firm, Jirehouse. Secured a 14 month custodial sentence, 7 months of which were served by Mr Jones.

RC 3

Gregor Fisken Limited v Mr Bernard Carl [2020] EWHC 1385 (Comm)

Acted in this reported case involving one of the world’s rarest and most expensive cars, a $44m Ferrari 250 GTO Series 1 coupé, and its lost (and found) original gearbox culminating in a week-long trial in the High Court.

RC 4

Digital Capital Limited v Genesis Mining Iceland E.H.F. (ongoing – CL-2019-000606)

Acting for the Claimant in commercial court proceedings concerning the breach of contract between a fintech developer and cryptocurrency mining business for the development of a crypto-wallet backed by a regulated card payment system. Damages sought between £3million and £10million.

RC 5

Emagine Films Ltd v Mister Smith Entertainment Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 2085 (Ch)

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RC 6

CNM Estates (Tolworth Tower) Ltd v. VeCREF I Sarl and Others [2020] EWHC 1605 (Comm)

Acted in proceedings valued in excess of £80m brought by CNM against various parties arising from a property development undertaken by CNM, and the loan and security agreements entered into in connection with that development.

RC 7

Group Seven Limited and Rheingold Management Inc v Ali Nasir & ors [2017] EWHC 2466 (Ch)

Acted in this reported case arising out of a substantial fraud of €100 million. The fraud was followed by an attempt to launder the proceeds of the fraud using the client account of a firm of solicitors in London.

RC 8

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Investment Company v Dean Investments & ors

Acted in this reported case arising out of the purchase of a large drilling rig purchased for USD87 million

RC 9

Wright v (1) Rowland (2) Rowland [2017] EWHC 2478 (Comm)

Acted in Commercial Court proceedings in relation to a multi-million pound dispute as to whether the Defendants orally agreed that the Claimant should have an option in Banque Havilland S.A. Secured a dismissal of all claims, with permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal refused.

RC 10

Alhamrani v Alhamrani BVIHC(COM) 89 OF 2011

Acted for the receiving party to BVI costs proceedings arising out of the long running BVI Chemtrade dispute claim between the Alhamrani siblings. Total costs liability exceeded $11million following an appeal to the Privy Council.

RC 11

Lee Victor Addlesee & ors v Dentons Europe LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 1600

Acted in a multi-claimant action against Dentons as successor firm of Salans LLP in connection with the fraudulent Anabus holdings gold-dust investment scheme.

RC 12

Unreported (settled following issue)

Acted for the claimants to a £40million multi-claimant action against a well-established international trust company in relation to the release of escrow funds held in respect of a Carribean development investment scheme.

RC 13

Unreported (settled during trial)

Acted for the Claimant to a multi-million pound dispute between a housing developer and landed trust in relation to the breach of covenants in respect of a land development deal.

RC 14

Erith Holdings Ltd & Ors v Murphy [2017] EWHC 1364 (TCC)

Acted for the Defendant in successfully defending a claim brough by Erith for repayment of sums loaned and unjust enrichment in respect of services provided.

RC 15

First Grade Finance Limited –v- Antony Cartwright

Acted for the Claimant in the case of First Grade Finance Limited –v- Antony Cartwright concerning a delinquent director who had destabilised the company and disposed of company assets and misused company money. This involved injunctive proceedings against the director and litigation to recover misplaced funds.

RC 16

BSS Group of Companies

Advised the companies and administrators in relation to the insolvency of the BSS Group (Broadcasting Support Services, Broadcasting Support Services Limited, The M Corporation and BSS Scotland Limited) an organisation with over 250 staff based out of offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Southampton.

RC 17

Ms Anastasia Goncharova v Ms Natalia Zolotova, Penntrust Limited [2015] EWHC 3061

Advised the Claimant in the case of Ms Anastasia Goncharova v Ms Natalia Zolotova, Penntrust Limited [2015] EWHC 3061 in proceedings brought under the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 and the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 to obtain an order permitting use blood samples as evidence to prove right to $1 billion estate.