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Latest instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas Commercial and Litigation Department and Ian Coupland, Adam Creasey and Annabelle Pantling

insider tradingIan Coupland:

  • Successfully settling a long-running commercial dispute in respect of our client’s rights – relating to the terms of a share purchase agreement;

  • Successful settlement of negotiations with Treasury Solicitors bona vacantia department relating to high value property portfolio;

  • Instructed to advise and represent a Director in Company Director Disqualification proceedings (several similar new instructions on cases of this nature). 

 

Adam Creasey:

  • Successfully settling a construction dispute worth £30,000.00 on behalf of Defendant company with very favourable result;

  • Acting for the Contractor in a construction dispute in the sum of £125,000.00, and is currently in the midst of successfully negotiating settlement;

 

Annabelle Pantling:

  • Successfully obtaining relief from forfeiture of a commercial lease within 48 hours of client’s initial instruction, client is back in and trading successfully, having turned over £10,000.00 within his first week re-trading;

  • Obtaining default judgment in the sum of £150,000.00 against a property investment company, of which our client was a former director and now Issuing winding up proceedings to obtain payment.

     

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AUG
02

Another shotgun certificate case success for Lewis Nedas Law and Laura Saunsbury

shotgun certificateA renowned breeder of Dexter cows had her shotgun certificate removed from her by the Police after they were alerted to concerns by a member of the public, who overreacted to remarks made by the farmer and her husband in a telephone conversation. The two day hearing of our client’s appeal was scheduled to take place at Reading Crown Court last month. However, after lengthy and skilful negotiations by our in-house firearms law expert Laura Saunsbury, the police eventually agreed to settle the appeal and reinstate the farmer's shotgun certificate voluntarily.

Our client’s daughter wrote to express her appreciation to Laura and her assistant Gary Smith for helping to resolve the situation for her mother; 

“I know she is very thankful to have had both of you on her team. I know that you both put a lot of time and effort into the whole case and I understand that you get paid to do so but both of your patience with mother has been most appreciated by us all.”

  

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JUN
22

Latest instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas Commercial and Litigation Department and Adam Creasey

commercial litigationAdam has been instructed in the following matters:

(1) Civil Litigation; Instructed by a building company in relation to defending a debt claim raised by a disgruntled sub-contractor

(2) Employment; Instructed by a company to draft an employment contract

(3)Property Litigation; Instructed by a flat-owner in relation to a dispute relating to the basement floor of a converted Victorian property

(4) Civil Litigation; Instructed by a car dealership in relation to a cross-border dispute

 

Recent Successes:

(1) EmploymentAchieving a positive settlement in relation to an employment claim that involved discrimination based on sexual orientation

(2) Corporate; Completeing a company Share Purchase for over £100k.

 

 

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MAY
09

Commercial and Litigation Department update

fcaApril was a busy month for the Commercial and Litigation Department with a host of successes for clients with a range of concerns;

  1. A 48 hour emergency injunction; Ian Coupland received instructions early on Friday 21 April 2017 stating that our Tenant client had attended his bespoke tailoring business premises that morning to find that the locks had been changed by his Landlord and that his 10 year lease had been forfeit. Together with the assistance of Annabelle Pantling and all within a very tense period of 48 hours, Ian prioritised and successfully obtained an urgent injunction at the Central London County Court which allowed our Tenant client back into his property just in time to obtain a bespoke suit required by a customer for his wedding the following day (!). Relief from forfeiture was subsequently granted, and our client is now back in his premises and trading as usual.

  2. New instruction by a client under investigation by the FCA; Ian Coupland and Adam Creasey have been working together to assist a client whose business practices are being scrupulously considered by the Financial Conduct Authority. Elements of Director disqualification are to be considered, together with third parties and their own business practices which add further complexity to a long history of behaviour currently falling into question.

  3. A fairly compensated but unfairly treated employee; Adam Creasey has obtained a commendable result for an Employee client who was dismissed after 20 years of service for his Employer, without reason. After a year of working diligently for our Employee client, Adam successfully brought this claim to its Tribunal Hearing on 12 April 2017, where our client was awarded in excess of £20,000.00 in recognition of the unfair treatment and incorrect procedures followed by his Employer in dismissing him so abruptly without reason. Our client has now obtained subsequent employment with a new Employer and is incredibly pleased with the result Adam achieved for him after his many years of previous service.

  4. Major business restructure; Ian Coupland has been proactively advising our Commercial client in a major restructure of his business interests, under section 110 Insolvency Act 1986 in relation to the voluntary winding up of our client’s company.

  5. Reaching settlements; Adam Creasey has assisting an reaching an out of court settlement for a client who stood before a £20,000.00 claim and further Counterclaim, had the deal not been made in the final hours before preparing for a forthcoming hearing. Adam skilfully negotiated with the Claimant in order to obtain a brilliant result for our client and avoid the need to increase costs or spend more time on ongoing court proceedings.

    

 

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MAR
03

Examples of some recent instructions for Ian Coupland, Director, and Head of our Civil Litigation and Professional Disciplinary Departments

  • shaking hands 1Successfully obtained an Admonishment (which is the lowest form of Sanction) for an Osteopath in regulatory proceedings brought by the General Osteopathic Council for failing to have in place Professional Indemnity Insurance;

  • Successfully acted for a London Property Owner in a Professional Negligence Claim against his former Solicitors who failed to properly comply with the Statutory Leasehold Extension procedural requirements;

  • Instruction by our linked Germany Law Firm to act in the Admiralty Court for a Hamburg based Boat Owner in connection with the arrest of his Boat following a dispute over the quality and standard of repairs done to it;

  • Instructed by the Directors of a Company to apply for its Restoration following its wrongful Dissolution;

  • Acted for the largest Company providing Digital Media on top of Taxis in London in connection with the purchase of further Media Units and Licenses from one of its Competitors.
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