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Commercial Skulduggery – Merchant Ship Deliberately Scuttled

The commercial courts are often instrumental in exposing skulduggery and that was certainly so in one case in which the director of a shipping company was found to have masterminded the scuttling of a merchant vessel with a view to financial gain. The ship was laden with steel products when she went down in deep water following a fire in her engine room....

Inheritance Tax Charity Exemption Does Not Extend to Overseas Trusts

In a decision of importance to charities and to any British citizen who is domiciled abroad, but who has assets in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled that £600,000 in Inheritance Tax (IHT) was properly charged on a woman’s bequest of over £1.8 million for the benefit of elderly Jersey residents. The woman was domiciled in Jersey and, at the date of her...

Businessman Hit by Improperly Obtained Freezing Orders Wins Huge Payout

Asset freezing orders are an essential tool in commercial litigation, but they can have devastating consequences for those targeted and damages are generally payable if they are improperly obtained. The point was strikingly underlined by one High Court case involving a businessman who won tens of millions of dollars in compensation despite his own dishonest...

Defiance of Court Orders Does Not Go Unpunished!

It is vitally important that defiance of court orders does not go unpunished and judges have a panoply of powers to enforce compliance. In one debt recovery action, two businessmen who repeatedly disobeyed an order requiring them to give full disclosure of their assets were given a month to fall into line or go to prison. The pair, who worked in the shipping...

How Do I Enforce My Copyright?

How Do I Enforce My Copyright? Copyright is a right that exists as soon as you create the copyright material. You do not have to apply for it. There are some exceptions to copyright, but unless one of these applies, anyone else using your material without your permission is infringing your copyright. The damages receivable for breach of copyright depend on the...

High Court Considers Fallout from $1 Billion Russian Bank Collapse

The civil courts in London are favoured by litigants from around the world and, in a case which underlined their international repute, the High Court’s assistance was called upon to recover funds allegedly defrauded in a $1 billion Russian banking scandal. A private bank was alleged to have been run effectively as a Ponzi scheme by its directors and principal...