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Civil Litigation


9.10.19

I have been served with a Freezing Order. What do I do?

This guide is intended to assist individuals who have been served with a freezing order (also known as a ‘freezing injunction’). It outlines the reasons the order was obtained; basic advice as to how to respond in the short term; the immediate steps that usually need to be taken to comply; and the consequences of…

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27.09.19

Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers ranked as leaders in their fields in the Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has been ranked in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) In addition, media law partners Iain Wilson (described as an ‘innovator’) and Max Campbell (‘thoughtful, high-quality lawyer’) and solicitors Tom Double and Elisabeth Mason have been individually recognised by the directory….

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9.09.19

Claudia Scherman joins Brett Wilson’s team of civil litigation solicitors

On 3 September 2019 Claudia Scherman joined Brett Wilson LLP’s team of civil litigation solicitors. Claudia joins Brett Wilson from Cubism Law where she gained extensive litigation experience working with commercial clients and HNWI. Claudia has substantial experience with commercial disputes, tax investigations and high-value and complex civil claims. Claudia also has experience of conducting…

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6.08.19

Vacancy: Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor, White-Collar Crime, Civil Fraud and Regulatory

Full time; immediate start; competitive salary Excellent opportunity for a paralegal with prior, relevant experience to provide support to a busy litigation boutique ranked by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners in Farringdon, London. The successful applicant will assist the partner who heads the firm’s white-collar crime, civil fraud and regulatory practices. They must have experience…

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6.10.18

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Banker’s wife loses court challenge

Further to our blog in July 2018 on the inception of Unexplained Wealth Orders (‘UWOs’), the recipient of the first UWO has lost her application for the order to be set aside. In National Crime Agency v Mrs A (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 2534 (Admin), Mr Justice Supperstone considered whether his without notice order made…

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28.07.18

The new test for dishonesty: the impact of Ivey v Genting Casinos

Last year’s Supreme Court judgment in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67, a civil claim, shocked many criminal law practitioners as it formulated a new test for determining the element of ‘dishonesty’ for use in both civil and criminal Proceedings. Prior to Ivey the case of R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2 had been widely recognised by…

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6.06.18

Mayuri Lakhani joins Brett Wilson LLP

Brett Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Mayuri Lakhani who joined the firm on 4 June 2018. Mayuri joins Brett Wilson from City firm Bark & co. and brings with her expertise in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters.  Mayuri is one of only five lawyers ranked by the prestigious…

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5.12.17

No fairness in cash forfeiture proceedings

In R (on the application of Desmond Campbell) v Bromley Magistrates’ Court [2017] EWCA 1161 the Court of Appeal were asked to adjudicate upon the jurisdiction of a Magistrates’ Court to entertain questions of lawfulness of conduct in the context of cash forfeiture proceedings. The Respondent to the application wanted to raise questions about the searches…

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2.11.17

Brett Wilson LLP lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2018 directory

Brett Wilson LLP lawyers have been ranked in the latest edition of the prestigious Chambers and Partners legal directory, which was published on 2 November 2017. Partner Iain Wilson is ranked as a leading defamation and reputation lawyer and described as ‘”a respected claimant lawyer, representing individuals in libel, privacy and harassment disputes. A satisfied client comments: “He’s…

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19.10.17

Uber v TfL: Could Uber seek judicial review on the grounds of political interference

Brett Wilson LLP solicitor Thomas Burton Wills asks whether TfL’s decision not to renew Uber’s private hire vehicle operator licence can be challenged on the grounds of political interference with supposedly independent decision-makers. The decision of TfL not to renew Uber’s operator licence for private vehicle hire in London is undoubtedly a momentous one, which many will…

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