Archive for 2018

Rosenblatt tests the bounds of Litigation Privilege

19/02/2018
For the claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd One Essex Court’s Orlando Gledhill QC and South Square’s Matthew Abraham, instructed by Rosenblatt Solicitors. Please click the following link to see an origi

For the claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd
One Essex Court’s Orlando Gledhill QC and South Square’s Matthew Abraham, instructed by Rosenblatt Solicitors.

Please click the following link to see an original article written by The Lawyer on 13 February 2018 by Alexandra Rogers (subscriber content).

RBS interviews protected by privilege in £140m VAT fraud trial

Rosenblatt Partner, Ajit Mishra launches The Indian CEO’s Forum (ICF)

06/02/2018
On 31 January 2018, Rosenblatt Corporate Partner and Head of India Group, Ajit Mishra launched the Indian CEO's Forum The launch event took place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London

On 31 January 2018, Rosenblatt Corporate Partner and Head of India Group, Ajit Mishra launched the Indian CEO’s Forum

The launch event took place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London and the host of the evening was Lord Sheikh.

Key speakers present included: Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman of the Cobra Beer partnership, Ajit Mishra, Founder of The Indian CEO’s Forum, Sunil Chopra, former Mayor of Southwark Council and Tarun Sawhney from Times Now.

The Indian CEO’s Forum (ICF) is a networking platform for Indian and British Indian businesses which operate in the UK promoting bilateral trade and business opportunities between both countries.

Link to Press release ICF

Please also click here to read an article on this subject on The Asian Voice and here to read an article on Asian Lite International.

 

Rosenblatt successfully oppose application to amend Particulars

18/01/2018
MARK EDWARD AARONS & ORS v BROCKET HALL (JERSEY) LTD & ANOR (2018) http://www.lawtel.com/MyLawtel/Documents/AC5001448 QBD (Merc) (Moulder J) 12/01/2018 DAMAGES - CONTRACTS - CIVIL PROCEDUR

MARK EDWARD AARONS & ORS v BROCKET HALL (JERSEY) LTD & ANOR (2018)
http://www.lawtel.com/MyLawtel/Documents/AC5001448

QBD (Merc) (Moulder J) 12/01/2018

DAMAGES – CONTRACTS – CIVIL PROCEDURE

AMENDMENTS : BREACH OF CONTRACT : EXEMPLARY DAMAGES

Members of a golf club suing its owners for breach of contract in respect of their life memberships were not allowed to amend their particulars to claim exemplary damages. The possibility that the law might develop to allow exemplary damages in contractual claims did not equal a real prospect of success.

The claimants applied to amend their particulars to claim exemplary damages in their claim concerning their life memberships of a golf club belonging to the defendants.

HELD: The test was whether the claim sought by the amendment had a real prospect of success. The claimants argued that the facts were already in issue, namely the allegation that the defendants had refused them access to the golf club. It was rare for exemplary damages to be allowed in a contractual as opposed to tortious claim,  Addis v Gramophone Co Ltd [1909] A.C. 488 (http://www.lawtel.com/MyLawtel/Documents/AC1745946) followed. Such damages had been awarded by the Supreme Court of Canada, in Royal Bank of Canada v Got & Associates Electric Ltd [1999] 3 S.C.R. 408. In England and Wales, the Supreme Court would have to confront the issue of whether to allow exemplary damages in a breach of contract case. The problem for the claimants was as stated in the White Book 17.3.6, namely that the possibility that the law might develop did not equal a real prospect of success. The amendment would not be allowed.

Application refused

Counsel:
For the claimants: Robert Hantusch
For the defendants: David Cavender QC

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