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English High Court ruling asserts jurisdiction over Lebanese banks amid withdrawal restrictions

Lebanese national and UK resident Bilal Khalifeh sets precedent for clients across Europe to bring action against Lebanese banks for their failure to return savings. According to Joseph McCormick, Partner at Rosenblatt, this is a significant ruling that shows that Lebanese banks can be held to account before the English courts. This has widespread implications, not just for deposit holders […]

Planning consent alone will not secure modification of restrictive covenant (Briant v Baldacchino)

Briant v Baldacchino –  modification of restrictive covenants, planning consent and development Caroline DeLaney, our Head of Real Estate Disputes, looks at a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) refusing to order the modification of a restrictive covenant that prevented the redevelopment of residential land even though planning consent had been granted. The Tribunal has the power under […]

Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – An Update

As anticipated in my article “Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?”, the Government has taken further action in advance of the June quarter day to protect commercial tenants unable to pay their rent. The Government announced on 19 June 2020 that it will be extending the package of protections for commercial tenants […]

Head of Real Estate Disputes, Caroline DeLaney, has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers List

Rosenblatt are pleased to announce that Caroline DeLaney, Head of Real Estate Disputes, has been selected for inclusion in the Ninth Edition of the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom. To find out more, click below: https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/united-kingdom

Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?

Updated to include the changes proposed by the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill which had its first reading on 20 May 2020. As a result of the raft of social-distancing measures introduced by the government to slow the spread of COVID-19, many commercial tenants have been forced to close their premises.  For the vast majority, the obligation to pay rent continues […]

High Court confirms cryptocurrency is property, grants proprietary injunction and protective orders. By Danielle Carr, Partner, Rosenblatt

Danielle Carr, Partner in Dispute Resolution, explores a significant recent decision concerning cryptoassets and cyberattacks (AA v Persons Unknown). In granting an interim proprietary injunction further to a cyberattack and payment of ransom in Bitcoin, the High Court embraced the UK Jurisdictional Task Force (UKJT) Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts and, importantly, confirmed that cryptoassets are property. The […]

To freeze or not to freeze – cryptocurrency as property? By Danielle Carr, Partner, Rosenblatt

Danielle Carr, Partner in Dispute Resolution, explores a recent decision in which the High Court granted freezing orders over cryptocurrency (Vorotyntseva v Money-4 Ltd). In granting freezing orders to prevent the disposal of Bitcoin and Ethereum, Mr Justice Birss: i) found a real risk of dissipation where responsive evidence appeared to have been altered or simply failed to prove the […]

Hearsay notices: Expert evidence through the back door? By Danielle Carr, Partner, Rosenblatt Limited

Danielle Carr, Partner in Dispute Resolution, explores a recent decision in which expert evidence was adduced using a novel approach (Illumina, Inc & Anor v TDL Genetics Limited & Ors). In the case, the court held that an expert’s report in earlier proceedings could be relied on in later proceedings under a hearsay notice, without requiring the permission of the […]

Danielle Carr joins Rosenblatt as Partner in Dispute Resolution

Rosenblatt Limited (“Rosenblatt”), the professional legal services company, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its leading Dispute Resolution team with the appointment of a new Partner, Danielle Carr. Danielle brings considerable expertise in dealing with complex, often cross-border disputes, involving issues such as insolvency, fraud, IP, professional negligence claims, regulation, shareholder disputes, and group litigation. She has worked […]

Dispute Resolution Partner Simon Walton will speak at iLaw2019

The iLaw conference is the ILS’s annual flagship event. The conference is designed to maximise information sharing of best practices and cutting-edge issues in the field of international law and dispute resolution. http://internationallawsection.org/event/ilaw2019/