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Fraud (Civil)


26.03.20

Morgan Stack joins Brett Wilson’s civil litigation team

Morgan Stack has joined Brett Wilson LLP’s civil litigation team. Morgan is an Australian qualified lawyer practicing in London. She has considerable expertise in commercial dispute resolution and complex corporate recovery. For Morgan’s full biography, please click here.

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18.02.20

Freezing Injunctions and Spending Limits: Court of Appeal confirms that “ordinary living expenses” may indeed be extraordinary

Freezing orders are among a claimant’s most powerful weapons and the court’s most draconian powers. They have sometimes been described as the “nuclear” option given their potential impact on a defendant’s daily life.  There are, however, measures in place to try to safeguard against their oppressive potential; to ensure they do not unduly disrupt or…

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9.01.20

Aleksandra Kowalska joins Brett Wilson’s civil litigation team

On 6 January 2020 Aleksandra Kowalska joined Brett Wilson LLP’s team of civil litigation solicitors. Alex joins Brett Wilson from Carter Lemon Camerons LLP.  She is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and Advocate in Poland and has extensive experience in litigation and cross-jurisdictional work.  Alex’s recent experience includes acting for victims…

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10.10.19

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2020 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘finding solutions to problems that appear impenetrable’) and Max Campbell (described as ‘well regarded in the market for his notable expertise’) have been ranked as leading lawyers in Defamation/Reputation Management. …

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9.10.19

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

This short guide is intended to assist individuals who have been served with a freezing order (also known as a ‘Mareva injunction’ or ‘freezing injunction’).  It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice and if you have been served with a freezing order you should seek urgent legal advice without delay.   Why…

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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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4.03.19

Business expenses exceptions in Freezing Orders

In Michael Wilson & Partners v Emmott [2019] EWCA 219 the Court of Appeal reviewed the authorities on the question of the ‘Angel Bell’ exception in Freezing Orders. The Angel Bell exception exists to permit a Court to include provision in a Freezing Order to permit business to continue to trade in spite of the…

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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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16.09.18

Clarity on Legal Professional Privilege from the Court of Appeal

In The Director of The Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 the Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether certain documents created during the course of an internal company investigation were subject to legal professional privilege. In April 2013, the Serious Fraud Office (‘SFO’) commenced a criminal…

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