Civil Litigation

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has a specialist civil litigation team with extensive experience spanning a range of practices, including complex arbitrations and commercial litigations, civil fraud, insolvency, civil forfeiture and recovery and tax fraud.

We are described in the Chambers Guide as “a very reliable firm that provides a top service” and The Legal 500 recognises our team for its “strength in depth” of expertise and notes we “pursue cases with a relentless rigour”.

Civil Litigation Services

Arbitration – Domestic & International

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Civil Forfeiture & Civil Recovery

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Civil Fraud

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Corporate Internal Investigations

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Dispute Resolution

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Injunctive Relief

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Insolvency

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Intellectual Property

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Judicial Reviews

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Legal Aid

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Private Client

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Tax Fraud

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Trading Standards & Intellectual Property Offences

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Civil Litigation Team

BAMBOS TSIATTALOU

Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner

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AMJID JABBAR

Amjid Jabbar

Partner

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ERNEST ADUWA

Ernest Aduwa

Partner

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Rubin Italia

Solicitor

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Jessica Sarwat

Solicitor

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Rhianna Tsiattalou

Rhianna Tsiattalou

Solicitor

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GEOFFREY GOLDKORN

Geoffrey Goldkorn

Consultant

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Andrew Brown

Solicitor

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Civil Litigation News

07 May 2024

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Jessica Sarwat explore the court backlog in Law360

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Jessica Sarwat examine the reasons behind the current backlog across the judicial system.

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07 May 2024

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Jessica Sarwat explore the court backlog in Law360

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05 Dec 2023

Stokoe Partnership authors UK chapter of Chambers & Partners Litigation Guide 2024

Exploring the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, Stokoe Partnership authors the UK chapter of the Chambers & Partners Litigation Guide 2024.

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19 Oct 2023

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors ranked in Chambers & Partners UK 2024

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked for its Crime, POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture expertise in the Chambers & Partners UK 2024 Guide.

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29 Sep 2022

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2023

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2023 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)’. Please see below a list of the full rankings and commentary […]

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29 Sep 2022

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2023

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05 Jul 2022

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the Credit Suisse money laundering verdict

Founding Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Compliance Week on Credit Suisse becoming the first major Swiss bank to be prosecuted for money laundering in the country.

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20 Oct 2021

Fiduciary Duties and the liability to account: setting a proper limit

Partner Richard Cannon examines fiduciary duties, the divergence in outcomes between different jurisdictions and account of profits. This article was published on Lexology and can be found here. Fiduciary duties have a long history. Cicero, […]

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13 Oct 2021

Stokoe continues growth with the acquisition of two more criminal defence solicitors

Specialist criminal defence and litigation boutique law firm, Stokoe Partnership Solicitors, today announces the appointment of two new solicitors, Abigail Ashford from Reeds Solicitors and Antony Lane from law firm Leslie Franks. These appointments follow […]

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13 Oct 2021

Stokoe continues growth with the acquisition of two more criminal defence solicitors

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29 Sep 2021

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2022

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2022 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)’. Please see below a list of the full rankings and commentary […]

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03 Jun 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou has been selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.   Best Lawyers is a peer review guide to the legal profession, providing lawyer rankings […]

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13 Apr 2021

Specialist financial crime and extradition partner joins Stokoe Partnership Central London office

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Cannon as a partner to its Central London offices. Richard joins Stokoe Partnership Solicitors from Gunnercooke, where he was a partner. Prior to this […]

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13 Apr 2021

Specialist financial crime and extradition partner joins Stokoe Partnership Central London office

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01 Feb 2021

FCA Trader Chat Warning Hints At Virus Misconduct Probes – Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Law360 on FCA’s recent market watch on electronic communications due to a shift to remote working. Bambos’ comments were published in Law360, 28 January 2021, and can be found here. […]

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COMPUTER

25 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the crypto industry in Cryptonews

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the crypto industry in relation to regulator scrutiny, in Cryptonews, 23 January 2021. Read Bambos’ full comments here. “The eventual EU regime looks set to require companies offering a cryptocurrency […]

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25 Feb 2020

Update regarding Dr Duško Knežević extradition hearing

The Chief Magistrate at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, today granted an application on behalf of our client Dr Knezevic to put back the extradition hearing in his case, following difficulties we […]

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25 Feb 2020

Update regarding Dr Duško Knežević extradition hearing

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24 Feb 2020

Bambos Tsiattalou comments in The Telegraph re claims Google is profiting from scam victims

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to lawyers saying that Google profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, in The Telegraph.   Bambos’ comments were published in The Telegraph, 23 February 2020, and […]

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16 Jan 2020

Finance Watchdogs Ramp Up Pressure For Libor Transition

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the news that the FCA and the Bank of England have ramped up the pressure for Libor transition, in Law360.

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09 Jan 2020

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in The Times re Carlos Ghosn

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to Carlos Ghosn fleeing Japan and its justice system, and whether Ghosn may seek to be tried in France instead, in The Times.

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09 Jan 2020

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in The Times re Carlos Ghosn

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06 Dec 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou writes in FT Adviser regarding FCA ban on speculative mini-bonds

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the Financial Conduct Authority’s ban on speculative mini-bonds from January 2020 in FTAdviser.

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21 Nov 2019

Bambos Tsiattalou comments in The Times re the use of Sars in fight against dirty money

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the use of suspicious activity reports in the fight against dirty money.

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08 Nov 2019

Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the FCA’s proposed change to the regulation system

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its proposed radical change to the system. 

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08 Nov 2019

Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the FCA’s proposed change to the regulation system

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05 Nov 2019

EY aided the laundering of drug money | Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the EY case, offering some insight on the exposé, its implications and money laundering challenges in the legal sector as a whole.

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10 Oct 2019

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors ranked in Chambers UK 2020

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors are pleased to have been ranked in the Chambers UK 2020 Guide.

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08 Oct 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines London Capital & Finance in the FT Adviser

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the risk of investing in ethical or alternative investment schemes and the regulatory consequences of the collapse of London Capital & Finance.

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08 Oct 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines London Capital & Finance in the FT Adviser

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02 Oct 2019

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency – An Overview

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses Facebook’s move to merge finance and technology and the implications this has for the wealth management sector.

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27 Sep 2019

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2020

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2020 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime’.

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16 Sep 2019

Cyber crime of more concern to lawyers than Brexit – The Times

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou, and Solicitor Ernest Aduwa discuss the recent findings that cyber crime has now become a larger concern than Brexit for lawyers over the past year.

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16 Sep 2019

Cyber crime of more concern to lawyers than Brexit – The Times

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04 Sep 2019

Unexplained Wealth Orders: civil attack against ‘Dirty Money’

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders since they were introduced to enforcement agencies in February 2018, and their use in relation to “politically exposed persons”

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03 Sep 2019

The rise of cyber-stalking

Ernest Aduwa examines the rise in instances of cyber-stalking and the subsequent impact this should have on the way in which individuals interact with technology.

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02 Sep 2019

Companies should not ignore possibility of modern slavery in UK

Partner Maria Theodoulou explains why companies should not ignore the possibility of UK suppliers as a modern slavery risk, in The Barrister.

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02 Sep 2019

Companies should not ignore possibility of modern slavery in UK

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14 Aug 2019

Could we be slipping into a total surveillance state with no way out?

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines the rise in use of facial recognition and the implications of such technology being deployed in public.

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29 Jul 2019

Avoiding the move towards a surveillance state

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa discusses avoiding the move towards a surveillance state, in Digital Forensics Magazine.

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23 Jul 2019

Even data in the cloud hacked via Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine regarding the recent development that NSO Group are data harvesting from servers of any global service.

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23 Jul 2019

Even data in the cloud hacked via Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft

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09 Jul 2019

Addressing Modern Slavery Inside And Outside The UK

Partner Maria Theodoulou explains why companies should not ignore the possibility of UK suppliers as a modern slavery risk. Maria’s article was published in Growth Business, 27 June 2019, and Law360, 9 July 2019, and […]

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02 Jul 2019

Civil Freezing Injunctions: How Corporates Can Control Litigation

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou highlights the important function civil freezing injunctions have in shaping the field of financial litigation.

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01 Jul 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou attends the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou is today attending the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2019.

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01 Jul 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou attends the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2019

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19 Mar 2019

Cyber security flaws in the automotive industry

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines cyber security flaws in the automotive industry, in Automotive World. 

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05 Mar 2019

Modern Slavery – A Defence to Drug Dealing and other offences?

The short answer is: maybe. Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides a defence to specific criminal charges where it is shown that they were committed under a compulsion due to slavery or […]

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05 Mar 2019

New Anti-Terrorism Powers

The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 has completed its parliamentary journey and will, in the main, come in to effect over the next few months. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid claims that the Act: […]

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05 Mar 2019

New Anti-Terrorism Powers

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05 Mar 2019

GPS Electronic Monitoring, Big Brother Will be Watching

The government has announced a national rollout of GPS electronic tagging which will mean 24/7 location monitoring of those wearing the tag. The tag is now available in three Probation areas; the North West, Midlands […]

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05 Mar 2019

Pensions – Time to Rethink Corporate Responsibility

The government has published proposals to punish individuals who mishandle pension scheme management. Two new offences are proposed. The first will target individuals who wilfully or recklessly mishandle pension schemes, endangering workers’ pensions, by such […]

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08 Feb 2019

Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine regarding motor industry cyber security flaws

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine in relation to a motor industry report highlighting cyber security flaws in the sector.

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08 Feb 2019

Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine regarding motor industry cyber security flaws

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23 Jan 2019

Restorative Justice

What is it? Restorative Justice, or RJ as it is sometimes known, is a way of holding offenders to account and can be used as an alternative to a caution or conviction, or alongside a […]

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23 Jan 2019

The “Gangs Matrix”

Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police was in the spotlight over their use of a ‘gang matrix’, and now they are back in the news again. What is the matrix? It is a list set […]

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23 Jan 2019

Fly-tipping – ensuring all polluters pay

We all know that fly-tipping is an offence, but did you know you commit an offence if you pass waste to someone who isn’t licensed? What do you mean by ‘waste’? This article is referring […]

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23 Jan 2019

Fly-tipping – ensuring all polluters pay

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23 Jan 2019

Psychoactive Substances

New legislation was introduced in 2016 banning the production, sale, distribution and supply of psychoactive substances. Within that legislation was a requirement for the government to review the law to measure any changes in outcomes […]

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23 Jan 2019

A Simple Adjournment?

In criminal practice and procedure, you might think that the humble adjournment is a relatively simple and straightforward matter, but you would be wrong.   A little like buses, never available when you want one, […]

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23 Jan 2019

Parental Dilemmas That Could Land You in Prison

It is a nightmare scenario that potentially any parent could face. A child returns home, late at night in an agitated state.   He hurriedly tells you that he has been in a fight, it […]

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23 Jan 2019

Parental Dilemmas That Could Land You in Prison

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23 Jan 2019

End of The Road for Short Prison Sentences?

The big news story of the weekend was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less. Arguing for […]

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23 Jan 2019

Plead in Haste, Regret at Leisure

It should go without saying that no plea ought to be entered in any criminal case unless and until the case has been appropriately considered. Regrettably, we see an increasing number of people, who have […]

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19 Dec 2018

Computer hacking

Hacking has been in the news a great deal in the last couple of years, for example, the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the extradition case of Lauri Love and the hacking of user accounts of […]

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19 Dec 2018

Computer hacking

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26 Sep 2016

Brian Swan writes in The Times Law Brief regarding restorative justice

Partner Brian Swan discusses the need for the Government to boost funding for restorative justice in The Times Law Brief.

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07 Jul 2016

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines cybersecurity in The Times

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa’s article, published in The Times, examines why recent MP proposals to tackle cyber crime do not go far enough.

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21 Jun 2016

Ernest Aduwa comments in relation to a select committee report on the 2015 TalkTalk data breach

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in Computer Weekly in relation to a select committee report on cyber security and 2015 TalkTalk data breach.

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21 Jun 2016

Ernest Aduwa comments in relation to a select committee report on the 2015 TalkTalk data breach

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09 Sep 2015

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times in relation to Operation Tuleta

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times in relation to the collapse of the £3.5 million Scotland Yard computer hacking investigation, ‘Operation Tuleta’.

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19 Aug 2015

Hacker prosecutions miss the point

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines in Fraud Intelligence the prevalence of cyber security flaws spanning across multiple industries.

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19 Aug 2015

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in The Mirror in relation to the Ashley Madison hack

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in The Mirror in relation to the recent Ashley Madison data breach.

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19 Aug 2015

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in The Mirror in relation to the Ashley Madison hack

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Civil Litigation Cases

A high-profile client involved in a dangerous dogs case

We advised an individual who was alleged to be in charge of a dog when it attacked a masseuse’s arm at his property. Our client denies liability in relation to the claimant’s case that he suffered nerve damage to his arm and psychological harm because of the dog bite on the grounds that he was not the owner of the dog and nor was he in charge of it.

Multi-million pound claim for misrepresentation and breach of director’s duties

We represented a high net-worth defendant in an ongoing multi-million-pound claim brought in the High Court by administrators for misrepresentation and breach of director’s duties. The claim has involved applications for worldwide freezing orders and proprietary injunctions.

Shareholder dispute and alleged forgery of documents

We represented a businessman in an action being brought against him which centred on our client’s contention that he was owed over £100,000 as a director of a company in which both parties held shares. The claimant alleged our client had resigned and given up his rights, relying on letters and minutes he claimed were signed by the client. A handwriting report subsequently confirmed our client’s position that these were forgeries, leading us to commence contempt proceedings on his behalf. The claimant ultimately settled on confidential terms, to the satisfaction of our client.

Contentious probate dispute

Our clients are bringing an action against the executor of their late grandmother’s will which involves allegations of deception and breach of trust. We have currently made an application for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction. Substantial sums are involved.

Contentious probate dispute

Our client was left the bulk of the estate of his brother in a will made in December 2021. After a long illness his family from whom he was estranged procured a will signed some 9 days before his death reversing the terms of the previous will. Our client claims this will was procured by undue influence and/or is a forgery and/or is not valid by reason of want of knowledge and approval. The estate is worth several million pounds.

Breach of contract claim in the Commercial Court

We acted for a company registered in the British Virgin Islands which a group of offshore investors used to lend substantial sums of money to the defendant and his company for a development. After taking over from previous solicitors who failed to recoup the sums owing, we issued proceedings in the London Circuit Commercial Court for breach of contract. Through this, we obtained a summary judgment for over half a million pounds. Only a part payment has been made. We are now proceeding with an application for the defendant to be summoned to court so he can be cross-examined as to his means.

Breach of contract, restitution and negligence concerning a fraud

We represent a businesswoman who alleges that the defendant who acted as an investment adviser induced her to pay £1m into a scheme that he recommended would yield significant returns as well as the return of her capital. Our client did not receive all of the sums that were due to her and is claiming damages for breach of contract, restitution, and negligence in a case due to come to trial next year.

Defamation and data protection disputes with national media outlets

We represent an individual in disputes with the media, complaining on his behalf that articles published were defamatory and/or in breach of data protection legislation and we successfully had these removed or edited. One article published by The Sun, which contained serious and false allegations about our client, was removed from its website, as were separate articles in other publications and YouTube video posts.

Dispute concerning defective tax scheme

We represent an individual and his companies in a dispute with his former tax advisers who advised them in relation to a SDLT saving scheme.  Our clients allege there was a fraudulent misrepresentation as to the viability of the scheme.

Data unlawfully obtained through hacking

We represent two claimants in a case against four parties in which it is alleged that the data contained on three devices was unlawfully obtained contrary to Article 8 of the ECHR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR including by hacking and interception of emails and other documents. The claimants allege that these devices contained information belonging to them that was confidential, privileged and/or private.

Claims against an international law firm and CEO of an investment authority

We represent three claimants in claims under Georgian law, UAE law and English law being brought in the High Court of Justice in London. These claims include torts of unlawful means conspiracy, lawful means conspiracy, procuring a breach of contract, breach of confidence and  misuse of private information and are being pursued against an international law firm, former partners of that firm and the former CEO of an investment authority in the UAE.

Unlawful surveillance claim against an international law firm

In a highly unusual case, the firm is itself the claimant in proceedings being brought against an international law firm and a former partner.  The claim is for injunctive relief to restrain actual or threatened breaches of confidence, ancillary disclosure orders, as well as damages for unlawful means conspiracy.

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