James Couser has recently succeeded in Sands v Layton  EWCA Civ 1189 in persuading the Court of Appeal that the correct interpretation of s 375(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986 means that a Judge at first instance has jurisdiction to hear an application to review, rescind or vary an order made by another High Court Judge sitting on appeal. The Court of Appeal reviewed two conflicting decisions of the High Court and adopted James’s reasoning.
On 29 November 2016 David Lord QC will chair a seminar presented by members of Three Stone on topical issues in litigation. The speakers and topics are:
Francis Moraes: “Defending Illegality”
Kate Hallet: “Restraint of Petitions: The Practicalities”
Rupert Coe: “Commercial Common Sense and Bad Bargains”
Sandy Joseph: “Fraud Undoes Everything: Hayward v Zurich”
Simon Hunter: “Special Parties in Civil Litigation: Dealing with Litigants in Person”
The seminar will take place in the Large Pension Room, Gray’s Inn starting at 6.15pm. It is accredited for 1.5 hours of CPD.
Numbers for this seminar are limited. If you would like to attend, please contact the clerks at email@example.com
Full details may be found here.
The 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide has been published and we are delighted with the results. Members of chambers have been ranked as leading practitioners in the fields of commercial litigation, chancery, insolvency, professional negligence, partnership, competition law, offshore, insurance, public international law and real estate litigation.
In an article published in the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Finance Law Richard Nowinski examines three key issues relating to Article 50 TEU: whether the UK government in exercising the Crown’s prerogative powers can give notice of withdrawal from the EU without seeking Parliamentary approval; the voting procedure within the EU on the treaty under which the UK will leave the EU; and whether the future relationship between the UK and EU will result in a “mixed agreement” requiring unanimity of all Member States.
A copy of the article may be found here.
The 2016 edition of The Legal 500 has been published. We are delighted with the results. No fewer than 9 members of chambers have been ranked as leading practitioners in the fields of commercial litigation, banking, insolvency, chancery, property, intellectual property and public international law.
The Legal 500 is also highly complimentary about our clerking team headed by Justin Brown who ‘bends over backwards to help balance client needs and demands’. His team is described as ‘approachable and friendly and works hard to help solicitors find the best alternative barrister when the chosen counsel is busy’.
Three Stone is a merger between the members of 13 Old Square Chambers and 3 Stone Buildings to form one set of chambers called Three Stone. We have 47 members, 7 of whom are silks. We practice from chambers at 3 Stone Buildings and at Thirteen Old Square in Lincoln’s Inn. The merger has been widely reported in the legal press.
We are pleased to announce our new website.
We hope that you will find it informative – it provides details of all members and of the practice areas covered by members.
The photographs were taken by leading photographer Julian Marshall.