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Contentious Trusts & Probate:

  • Labrouche v Frey & others [2016] EWHC 238
  • Cornet v Wood
  • The firm has been instructed by one of the parties in the ongoing Supreme Court case of FHR European Ventures LLP v Cedar Capital Partners LLC [2014] UKSC 45

Family/Matrimonial:

  • Tini Owens v Hugh John Owens (2017) a widely reported Court of Appeal Judgment of the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, Lady Justice Hallett and Lady Justice Macur refusing the wife a divorce. Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court was granted on 8 August 2017 and it is anticipated that the Supreme Court Hearing will take place in 2018. 
  • AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam)  - http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed177724
  • AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3361 (Fam) - http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.Aspx?i=ed177754
  • AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3349 (Fam) - http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed177749
  • NR v AB 2016 EWHC 277 (Fam)
  • FY v (1) MY and (2) KLM (Children) (by their Guardian) 2016 EWFC 16 (Fam)
  • Re R (Children) 2016 CA (Civ Div)
  • Robertson v Robertson [2016] EWHC 613 (Fam)
  • Work v Gray (Phase II : Computation and Distribution) [2016] EWHC 562
  • Work v Gray [2015] EWHC 834 (Fam)

Defamation & Reputation Management:

  • The Leveson Inquiry (all of the 53 “Core Participant Victims”)
  • Max Mosley’s ground breaking privacy claim against News Group Newspapers Limited and his application in the European Court of Human Rights and claim against Google.
  • Other privacy cases include phone hacking claims for compensation and injunction applications.

Education:

Payne Hicks Beach successfully represented The London Oratory School in the widely publicised Judicial Review claim against the Schools Adjudicator, which also involved the Secretary of State for Education.  The case attracted national media coverage and widespread public debate concerning faith schools in the UK.  

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1155.html

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