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Cases Ryan Turner

Cooper v Lehtïmaki; Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) [2020] UKSC 33

Judgment Date: 29 Jul 2020

The Supreme Court has today delivered a landmark judgment on issues of equity and charity law. In Cooper v Lehtïmaki; Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) [2020] UKSC 33, the Supreme Court held that the members of a charitable company stood in a fiduciary relationship vis-à-vis the objects of the charity, and that the court had an “inherent” and “exceptional” jurisdiction to direct a (fiduciary) member of the charity to vote in favour of a resolution to approve a payment of US$360 million to a charity under the management of a retiring trustee.

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UK College of Business & Computing Ltd v Bath Spa University [2020] EWHC 2157 (Comm)

Judgment Date: 20 Jul 2020

Thomas Grant QC, Narinder Jhittay, Ryan Turner, and Charles King were instructed by Berkeley Rowe International Lawyers in a commercial dispute in the Circuit Commercial Court on behalf of the UK College of Business & Computing. At the outset, Thomas Grant QC and Ryan Turner successfully obtained an interim injunction to restrain the defendant, Bath Spa University, from acting on its purported termination of a long-term services contract with the claimant in the midst of the pandemic. Thomas Grant QC then led Narinder Jhittay, with further assistance from Charles King, for the expedited trial of the proceedings, which settled on confidential terms shortly prior to the commencement of the hearing.

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Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd & Cho Kwai Chee (2020)

Judgment Date: 01 Apr 2020

The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against the discharge of a Black Swan freezing injunction for want of jurisdiction over the second respondent, Dr Cho. In doing so, the Court of Appeal affirmed the applicability of the Privy Council’s judgment in Mercedes-Benz AG v Leiduck [1996] 1 AC 284 in the Territory of the Virgin Islands: in short, it is not possible for proceedings seeking only freezing order relief against a foreign respondent to be served on that respondent out of the jurisdiction.

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Goldman v Zurich Insurance Plc & Anor (2020)

Judgment Date: 05 Feb 2020

Thomas Grant QC and Ryan Turner have successfully resisted an application to strike out claims in fraudulent misrepresentation and unlawful means conspiracy on the basis that the proceedings were an abuse of process in a Henderson v Henderson sense.

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HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside (2019)

Judgment Date: 17 Dec 2019

Thomas Grant QC and Ryan Turner, acting on behalf of the owners of the Canary Riverside development, have successfully resisted an application for an injunction to control the use of documents over which the applicant asserted confidentiality and legal professional privilege.

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