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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Aug 2011

Using insolvency processes to investigate fraud

The decision of Mr Justice Mann in the High Court in Payless Cash & Carry Limited v Patel and Others 2011 exemplifies the detailed investigation which can be carried out by the appointment of a provisional liquidator or a liquidator in cases of suspected fraud.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Dec 2009

Hard times and desperate remedies

"Sorry but desperate times call for desperate measures."

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2009

Moore Stephens (a firm) v Stone & Rolls Ltd (in liquidation)

Stone & Rolls Ltd (S&R) had been used as a vehicle for defrauding banks by a Mr Stojevic, who was the “sole directing mind and will and the beneficial owner of S&R”.

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Kennedys Law LLP | Hong Kong | 9 May 2008

A tricky question of disclosure - professional services firms need to be very careful when dealing with confidential client information

The Court of Final Appeal gave its judgment in the Nam Tai Electronics v PricewaterhouseCoopers case on 31 January 2008.

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Kennedys Law LLP | Hong Kong | 9 May 2008

Professional indemnity cover - a cautionary tale

Professional indemnity insurance (PII) is very much part of professional business life.

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Kennedys Law LLP | Hong Kong | 9 May 2008

Section 221 applications

Section 221 of the Companies Ordinance and its predecessor sections have been with us for a very long time its origins can be traced back to the Companies Ordinance 1865.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Aug 2007

Michael Peter Hicks v Russell Jones & Walker 2007 EWHC 940 (CH)

The Court confirmed that in circumstances where a reasonably competent solicitor could have obtained advice on evidence from counsel earlier, but that advice would have been the same whenever counsel was asked, a claimant's action for professional negligence succeeded on liability but failed on causation.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Aug 2007

Received wisdom

The House of Lords has had some important things to say about receivers’ liability in tort, and the law of conversion.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Apr 2007

In litigation funding: the English jurisdiction lags behind others

A recent claim in the UK by the liquidator of Stone & Rolls against City accountants Moore Stephens has focused attention on litigation funding.

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