Recent Litigation Cases
Arkin –v- Borchard (2005) 3 All ER 613 – Court of Appeal
Acted for professional funder in landmark case on s.51 costs liability which framed economic model for third party litigation funding industry.
Smeaton -v- Equifax Plc – Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 108]
For respondent in major decision on application of fourth principle under Data Protection Act 1998 – duty for data to be accurate and up to date – duty of care in tort coextensive with the DPA.
Rosenblatt -v- Man Oil Group  4 Costs LO 539
This was a decision of Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing (on appeal from Senior Costs Judge Master Leonard) on what was required for vary a solicitors’ retainer to allow the solicitors to charge hourly rates in excess of the fixed fee which had been originally agreed.
Culligan -v- Giambrone LLP (In Liquidation) [Master Yoxall, unreported, 25.04.2014]
First case in England & Wales in which summary judgment ordered in substantive group litigation against firm of former European Lawyers in which Solicitors Regulation Authority had intervened.
Selby –v- Costalides (Court of Appeal 1998 unreported)
Acted for Director who resisted liquidators’ claim for summary remedy under s. 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
Verrechia (t/a Freightmaster Commercials) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2002 3 All ER 385]
Costs order made without giving reasons does not necessarily amount to an infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights.