Our Cases Listed below are examples of our cases, mostly recent but including some older but particularly notable ones. For confidentiality reasons, we are not able to publish a comprehensive list of all cases in which our barristers have participated. Please click on the dropdown arrow to view the cases associated with each area of expertise.

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ADR / Mediation

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2012: LCIA arbitration relating to MOD contracts to the Middle East in which Juliette acted for one of the parties


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2013: Confidential advice to BVI corporate client in the UK regarding company reporting obligations in BVI.

Civil Fraud

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Abdelrahman Abdullah Abbar & Abdulkarim Abbar v Saudi & Economic Development Co (Sedco) Real Estate Ltd (a company incorporated under the laws of Anguilla) & 5 Ors

[2010] EWHC 2132 (Ch): Stuart led Juliette in successfully resisting an application to strike out investor claim for fraudulent misrepresentation arising from the Pinnacle development in the City.

Commercial Litigation

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Plantation v Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC: 2013 to date

[2013] EWCA Civ 1229

[2015] EWHC 272 (Comm)

[2017] EWHC 520 (Comm) : Stuart and Juliette led the legal team for the Claimant, a British owned Dubai development company, which successfully obtained judgement on liability against Dubai Islamic Bank (“DIB”), Dubai’s leading commercial bank and the largest Islamic bank in the Middle East, largely owned by the Dubai government, after a 9 week trial in the Commercial Court in London. The claim was for up to US$2bn in relation to the unlawful seizure of a security by the bank in 2008. Permission to appeal is being sought in relation to the award of damages. The defendant was represented by Baker & McKenzie, Blackstone and 3 Verulam Buildings Chambers.

The Claimant’s success represents a watershed in the legal battle against DIB that has been fought multi-jurisdictionally, by various parties, for over 8 years. The litigation itself has been characterised by Baker & McKenzie as “…among the most significant and complex commercial disputes in the market”. In 2014, Stuart and Juliette successfully obtained permission to serve out of the jurisdiction against DIB from Flaux J despite his having given judgement in favour of DIB in December 2013 (see Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC v PSI Energy Holding Co & Ors [2013] EWHC 3871 ((Comm))

Halpern v Halpern

[2008] Q.B. 195: Dispute involving enforcement of compromise agreement embedded in an arbitration award – Conflict of laws, the applicability of Shamil Bank, arbitration agreements, restitution, duress, breach of contract, rescission.

[2007] Q.B. 88: Whether the agreement can be rescinded on grounds of duress when the alleged victim could not offer substantial restitution in integrum. Juliette acted for the Claimant.

Professional Negligence

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Flattery v (1) Newman & Bishop (2) Able Maxwell

[2014] (Ch) July 2014: Successful claim by the Claimant against two firms of solicitors for professional negligence.

Regulatory, Treaty
& Public Law

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Aspinall (t/a Oxford Retail Consultants) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners

[2015] UKFTT 162 (TC)

[2015] S.T.I. 1744: Stuart appeared for the taxpayer in an application relating to jurisdiction and legitimate expectation. HMRC withdrew their petition and was refused their costs.