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When the government announced that they were considering the extension of fixed recoverable costs as a means to stop inflated litigation costs and improve access to justice, we thought this was a positive step and remain of that opinion.
Addchance Limited v Herojoy Trading Limited  HKCFI 1147
It is well established that the court will grant an injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding-up petition which it considers would be an abuse of court’s process. Deputy High Court Judge Keith Yeung SC (“DHCJ Yeung”) revisited this principle in Addchance Limited v Herojoy Trading Limited where there were two sets of inconsistent accounting documents which respectively prove and disprove the existence of the debt.
We are pleased to announce that financial lines specialists Maurice Pesso and Greg Steinberg have joined as partners in the US. The duo join from White and Williams LLP where they were partner and counsel respectively. Maurice Pesso will be based in our New Jersey office and Greg Steinberg in New York.
We are very pleased to announce that we have created a new international arbitration and commercial litigation team in London, recognising our expanding contentious corporate and commercial practice.
We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
We are pleased to announce that international arbitration specialist Celine Abi Habib Kanakri has joined our Dubai office as a partner. Joining from Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Celine’s practice is focused on complex UAE and international arbitration across a range of industry sectors.
Case review 04/12/2019
This case review looks at decisions from a Danish City Court and the Eastern High Court regarding refusal of new questions to the Medico-Legal Counsel.
The Council of Attorneys-General (‘COAG’) have issued a Discussion Paper for the Review of the Model Defamation Provisions. They have invited submissions on the questions set out in the Discussion Paper and any related matters by 30 April 2019.
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
Defamation, for those exposed to it, can be a terrible, destructive force. Its impact is felt by the scorching effect of ruined relationships and careers, by the mud that sticks long after vindication, by the chilling effect when sued and the self-censorship that follows, and by the time and money absorbed in stressful, open ended defamation litigation.