In the most recent instalment of JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov the Court established a new weapon against fraudsters in respect of unlawful means conspiracy.  Such a claim requires some form of understanding between two or more people, an intention to injure, a form of concerted action using unlawful means which results in damage being caused to the person or entity targeted.  

Brexit creates many uncertainties, and one of the most concerning is the status of EU nationals living and working in the UK.

In this guest article in Wealthbriefing, Nick Rollason (Head of Immigration) and William Healing (Family Partner) address the situation as regards to French nationals.

Randall v Randall [2016] EWCA Civ 494

The Court of Appeal has held that a creditor of a beneficiary of an estate had a sufficient interest in the estate to dispute the validity of the will. A husband had agreed with his ex-wife as part of divorce proceedings that if her mother was to die leaving her more than £100,000 by her will then she would share any excess with him. The husband’s ex wife’s mother subsequently died and left the ex-wife exactly £100,000 (with the remainder passing to her children), which meant that the husband received nothing.

With only a week to go until the referendum, Brexit campaigning remains at fever pitch. Jamie Dimon raised the temperature recently by suggesting big banks might retrench in the City if Brexit comes to pass and move jobs elsewhere. While most in the City would probably favour current bookies’ odds on Brexit over more pro-Brexit opinion polls in predicting the outcome, the result is too close to call.

Nick Rollason writes article for efinancialcareers with advice for European bankers working in the City.

Ahmed & Anor v Ahmed & Ors [2016]

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal of a decision pronouncing against the validity of a will on the grounds that a late amendment to the particulars of claim to include an allegation of forgery amounted to a procedural irregularity.