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 and solicitors have participated. Please click on the dropdown arrow to view the cases associated with each area of expertise.

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Commercial Litigation

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New York Laser Clinic Ltd v NATURASTUDIOS Ltd

[2019] EWCA Civ 421 (Court of Appeal)

Cerulean successfully resisted an appeal against the permission to amend the claim.

[2018] EWHC 3846 (QBD)

Cerulean persuaded the judge to permit amendment of NYLC’s claim to add a claim for breach of warranty to a claim for negligent misstatement and thereby increase its claim for damages from £400,000 to more than £4.3 million only a few weeks before the trial date.

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[2007] Q.B. 88: Whether the agreement can be rescinded on grounds of duress when the alleged victim could not offer substantial restitution in integrum.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

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.

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