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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

Contributors

Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
  • Hazel-Ann Hannaway

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Shanghai
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd: Compatibility between the adjudication process and the insolvency regime

This case highlights the compatibility between the adjudication regime for building disputes and insolvency set-off. Bresco and Lonsdale are electrical contractors; both claimed that they were owed money by the other. In 2016, Bresco entered into insolvent liquidation and Bresco’s liquidators sought to refer the company’s claim for £219,000 against Lonsdale in unpaid fees and damages for lost profits to adjudication.

Jolin Lin, Jonathan Addo,
Jessica Williams, Phillip Kite,
Vicky Lord

Let me be frank: important principles for urgent injunctions and material non-disclosure clarified in the EC COA Paraskevaides decision

In our second blog regarding the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal in Paraskevaides, we consider the principles applicable to urgent applications for injunctive relief, including the ability to serve out applications prior to there being an underlying claim and the scope of an applicant’s duty to give full and frank disclosure.

Christopher Pease, Stuart Cullen,
Andrew Thorp, Julie Engwirda,
Jeremy Child

Contempt of court for ticket touting in breach of court order

In the recent decision of Nichols v Chelsea Football Club the English Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against sentence of 21 weeks’ imprisonment for contempt of court. The appellant, Mr Nichols, was found to be in breach of an order prohibiting him from dealing in Chelsea Football Club tickets. Mr Nichols was filmed selling a ticket to an agent of the club near the stadium on match day.

Jayson Wood, Anya Park,
Phillip Kite, Paula Kay