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The barristers at XXIV Old Buildings specialise in: arbitration; aviation; charities; civil fraud, asset tracing and recovery; commercial litigation…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 2 Sep 2021

An unwarranted approach - Costs orders against solicitors acting without authority

This article traces the history of costs orders made against solicitors who have acted in litigation without the authority of the named client to…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 14 Jun 2021

Privy Council explains proper approach to determining beneficial ownership of company shares - Pleshakov v Sky Stream [2021] UKPC 15

The case concerned the beneficial ownership of the shares in a BVI company (Sky Stream) which was incorporated for the purpose of receiving a 19.9%…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 8 Jun 2021

Maintenance of Children under the Inheritance Act - In re R (deceased) [2021] EWHC 936 (Ch)

In a recent judgment of Master Teverson, the High Court held that even in circumstances where the deceased father had no contact with his children…
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XXIV Old Buildings | Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates | 7 Jun 2021

Pearl Petroleum overturned on Riyadh Convention service

In Lahela v Lameez [2020] DIFC CA 007 (9 May 2021), the DIFC Court of Appeal has overturned a long-standing rule that parties resident in Riyadh…
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XXIV Old Buildings | Jersey, United Kingdom | 24 May 2021

English High Court holds that Jersey law does not recognise a constructive trust of Jersey immovable property

In a recent decision of the English High Court in the case of The Serious Fraud Office & Anor v Litigation Capital Limited & Ors [2021] EWHC 1272…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Arab Emirates | 20 May 2021

DIFC Court of Appeal confirms first foreclosure order

In Al Rihab Real Estate Co. LLC v Emirates NBD Bank PJSC [2020] DIFC CA 006 (5 April 2021), the DIFC Court of Appeal confirmed the Court’s first ever…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 17 May 2021

Vegie Bar LLC v Emirates NBD Properties LLC [2020] DIFC CA 001: a bumper case of Real Property Law, certainty of contractual terms and a third party cost order

The DIFC Court of Appeal handed down judgment on costs in the case of Vegie Bar LLC v Emirates on 17 March 2021, bringing to an end lengthy…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom | 30 Apr 2021

DIFC Court of Appeal gives pioneering advisory judgment on trusts and foundations regimes

The Court of Appeal of the Dubai International Financial Centre has handed down a ground-breaking advisory judgment on the interpretation of the…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 29 Mar 2021

Certainty of intention and the creation of secret trusts in a recent case

The doctrine of secret trusts is an example of one of those by-ways of English equity jurisprudence that throws up a factually interesting case from…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 1 Feb 2021

Ali v Dinc: Conditional Property Transfers and Equity’s remedial half-way houses

Ali v Dinc [2020] EWHC 3055 (Ch) is an important case on equitable proprietary remedies and priority disputes under the Land Registration Act 2002…
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