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Elu v Floorweald Ltd

Jun 2020
PCB news

Steven Bird discusses the recent case of Elu v Floorweald Ltd [2020] EWHC 1222 (QB) (15 May 2020) that involved the intoxicating mix of allegedly fake repairmen invoices, a damp flat in Kent and a fraud claim that failed (but may not have needed to). Click here to read the full article.

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Official Receiver v Skeene & Bowers

Jun 2020
PCB news

David Harby and Harman Gill discuss the recent decision in Official Receiver v Skeene & Bowers, where the Insolvency and Companies Court provided guidance on whether or not affidavits and exhibits filed in previous legal proceedings are subject to an implied undertaking that they are not to be disclosed to third parties without the Court’s permission. Read the article, here.

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Pre-action disclosure when there is an available ADR process

May 2020
PCB news

Jon Felce’s analysis of a recent case concerning pre-action disclosure when there is an available ADR process was published by Lexis®PSL on 14 May 2020. To read the full article, click here.

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Committed to avoiding Committal in Yuzu v Selvathiraviam

May 2020
PCB news

PCB Senior Associate Catherine Eason considers a recent decision concerning an application for committal, and an attempt to use COVID-19 as a basis for an adjournment. To read the article, click here.

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Pleading Covid 19 as a defence to winding up

May 2020
PCB news

In this article, Danielle Ola and David Harby discuss a recent case in which the High Court has shown that it will not tolerate opportunism when parties plead Covid 19 as a defence to winding up. Click here to view the article.

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Published Article for ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE

May 2020
PCB news

PCB’s Jon Felce, Natalie Todd and Anastasia Tropsha have written an article for the seminal issue of the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE magazine, in which they discuss cutting-edge tools available to fight fraud in the English Courts. Click here to read the full article.

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Berkeley Square Holdings and others v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd

May 2020
PCB news

Natalie Todd and Caitlin Foster’s analysis of a recent case clarifying exceptions to without prejudice protection (Berkeley Square Holdings and others v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd) was first published by Lexis®PSL on 11 May 2020.   The full article can be found here.

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No right to freeze but a right to know – the High Court grants a less intrusive order

May 2020
PCB news

PCB Associate Andrew McLeod has summarised a recent High Court judgment which deals with a creditor who fell short of the threshold to obtain a freezing order, but could nonetheless demonstrate it should not be left with only its basic creditor’s rights. To read the full article, click here.

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Insolvency update – In the wake of COVID-19

May 2020
PCB news

Insolvency update on commercial tenants struggling to fulfil their financial obligations in the wake of COVID-19 by Joshua Oxley. Please see here.

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Anastasia Tropsha considers a recent decision on admissibility

May 2020
PCB news

PCB Trainee Solicitor Anastasia Tropsha considers a recent decision on admissibility of without prejudice correspondence as evidence in support of freezing injunction applications. Click here for the full article.

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Partnership Announcement

May 2020
PCB news
PCB is delighted to announce that Priyanka Kapoor, a specialist in white collar crime and investigations, has been promoted to Partner in their team in London. (more…) Read More

Urgent relief and the practical implications of social distancing: business as usual, but not as usual

Apr 2020
PCB news
Catherine Eason (senior associate) and Andrew McLeod (associate) have contributed an article to Issue 2 of the ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce Magazine, on the present practicalities of seeking and obtaining urgent relief in the Family Division of the High Court – “Urgent relief and the practical implications of social distancing: business as usual, but not as usual”. Read More