Archive for July, 2015

Success for Rosenblatt in the High Court on behalf of its client, AM Holdings Limited (AMH)

08/07/2015
On 7 July 2015, Rosenblatt successfully obtained an order for pre-action disclosure in the High Court on behalf of its client, AM Holdings Limited (AMH) against Henderson Global Investors Limited (He

On 7 July 2015, Rosenblatt successfully obtained an order for pre-action disclosure in the High Court on behalf of its client, AM Holdings Limited (AMH) against Henderson Global Investors Limited (Henderson) in relation to the purchase by Henderson of the Leadenhall Triangle portfolio of properties in June 2011.

In her judgment, the Honourable Mrs Justice Rose said: “that there is evidence here that justifies AMH’s belief that Henderson has been involved in arrangement that may have resulted in AMH suffering compensatable injury….in my judgment there are questions raised here about what information was made available to Henderson when formulating its bid in February [2011] and the later stages, why it appears they were the only bidder allowed to undertake full due diligence and why their bid was preferred over the higher bid from Brookfield…”.  The Judge also said that the cumulative effect of the documents on which AMH is currently basing its inferential case indicates to her that: “there is a sufficient degree of likelihood that this claim is justified for me to exercise my discretion in favour of ordering disclosure.”

The Rosenblatt team was led by Anthony Field, assisted by Lucy Hamilton-James and Tom Spiller.

Mr Justice Hamblen hands down a significant award for damages against Lewis Silkin

03/07/2015
The High Court today found that Lewis Silkin LLP, and in particular Mr Michael Burd, their Joint Head of Employment, were negligent in failing to give advice to the Claimant - Mr Tim Wright - in rela

The High Court today found that Lewis Silkin LLP, and in particular Mr Michael Burd, their Joint Head of Employment, were negligent in failing to give advice to the Claimant – Mr Tim Wright – in relation to the appropriate jurisdiction clause for his contract of employment with Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited in 2008.

Mr Wright was represented by Nicholas Davidson QC of 4 New Square and Muhammed Haque QC of Crown Office Chambers, instructed by Simon Walton of Rosenblatt.

Lewis Silkin LLP was represented by Michael Pooles QC of Hailsham Chambers and George Spalton of 4 New Square, instructed by John Bennett of DWF LLP.

Please click here for full details of the judgment.

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