Archive for the ‘Precedents’ Category

Oliver White has been instructed together with Cherie Blair QC to represent a Sovereign State in a high profile Banking dispute

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Oliver White and leading counsel Cherie Blair QC have been jointly instructed to represent a sovereign state in a long standing, widely publicised and high value banking dispute which discloses multi-jurisdictional complexities and State Immunity considerations with a claim value in excess of £35 million. Previous related proceedings gave rise to a highly publicised 1957 House of Lords judgment, which is available by following the link http://www.uniset.ca/other/css/1958AC379.html

which remains a leading and seminal authority on the scope and availability of the doctrine of state immunity as a bar to proceedings. The current proceedings have been issued before the Chancery Division of the High Court and are expected to run into 2014.

Direct Access scheme in practice

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The case of GE Capital Bank v Rushton & Jennings is believed to be the first case to reach the Court of Appeal in which a Barrister has acted under the public access scheme. (more…)