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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

Contributors

Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
James Noble
James Noble
  • James Noble

  • Partner
  • Singapore
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Covert recordings a fact of professional life

In the recent decision of Mustard v Flower et al, the English High Court confirmed that there is no hard rule that evidence obtained unlawfully or improperly must be excluded; rather, the question will turn on the relevance and probative value of the evidence and the effect that admitting or not admitting it would have on the overall fairness of the litigation.

Mark Burrows, Jessica Williams,
William Peake, Paula Kay

Notice requirement dispensed with in urgent Thomas Cook liquidation

On 23 September 2019, the English High Court, sitting at the unprecedented time of 1 a.m., made orders immediately winding up the Thomas Cook travel group. In a high profile decision which will be of interest to Cayman insolvency practitioners, the English High Court were asked by the applicants (the directors of the company) to make urgent orders to place the group into liquidation and to dispense with the normal requirement of publishing notices regarding the application.

Paul Madden, Conal Keane

Saad – the journey continues

In a recent important decision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Court ruled on the test applicable for interim distribution of liquidation estate assets where a proprietary claim is being litigated against the estate. The ruling is the latest in a long line of decisions related to the Saad litigation which are shaping the legal landscape in the Cayman Islands.

William Peake, James Elliott,
Niall Dodd

Harneys launches litigation podcast “Take 10” – Episode one: Unfair prejudice and quasi partnerships - the Dinglis judgment

We are pleased to announce the launch of our litigation podcast “Take 10”. The series will feature casual 10 minute discussions on the latest litigation cases and market developments relevant to our offshore jurisdictions. In the first episode of Take 10, Ian Mann and Gareth Murphy examine lessons learned from the recent shareholder case of Dinglis.

Gareth Murphy, Ian Mann