Latest Article: ‘Champagne without costs’

Costs follow the event, except for respondents in the Court of Appeal who successfully resist permission to appeal, as Clive Freedman QC explains in his new article in the latest issue of the New Law Journal (Vol 167, Issue 7771). The article concerns the recent changes of procedure in respect of permission to appeal to the
  • 27 Nov, 2017
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Latest Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings

Clive Freedman continues to be highly ranked in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. In Chambers and Partners, Clive is included in Band 1 for Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Resolution and is newly included in Band 4 for Banking & Finance. In the Legal 500, he is ranked in
  • 24 Oct, 2017
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BHL v Leumi – Dismissal of Leumi’s appeal application

18 September 2017   In BHL v Leumi ABL Limited [2017] EWHC 1871 (QB), the Court of Appeal dismissed Leumi’s application for permission to appeal without a hearing on 24 August 2017.   Upon consideration of the judgment and further documentation, Lady Justice Thirlwell stated that the multiplicity of grounds did not “obscure the reality
  • 18 Sep, 2017
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Clive Freedman QC successfully wins high profile case – BHL v Leumi ABL

28 July 2017   COLLECTION FEES: THE PERIL OF NOT EXERCISING A CONTRACTUAL DISCRETION   Clive Freedman QC of 7 KBW, leading Simon Mills, instructed by James Southworth of Eversheds Sutherland, has succeeded in a claim of particular interest to the factoring and invoice discounting industry.  They acted for BHL, a company having a shareholding
  • 2 Aug, 2017
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COMPARATIVE MOOT IN WASHINGTON DC

23 September 2016   Last week Clive took part in a very well attended comparative moot hosted by the Bar Council and the American Inns of Court in Washington DC at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal.   Clive acted as “presiding judge” in a moot designed to compare a UK appellate court and a US
  • 28 Sep, 2016
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ORDER FOR CROSS EXAMINATION FOLLOWING WORLDWIDE FREEZING ORDER

May 2016   Bank of Moscow v Chernyakov LTL 23/5/2016 Clive Freedman QC leading Anna Dilnot and instructed by PCB Litigation LLP obtained an order for cross examination due to a finding that the disclosure thus far given had been inadequate and the time had come for cross examination rather than the exchange of more documents.
  • 26 May, 2016
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CLIVE SPEAKS TO THE YOUNG FRAUD LAWYER’S ASSOCIATION

25 May 2016 Yesterday Clive spoke to the Young Fraud Lawyers Association as part of their Summer Educational program at QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers. This invitation came out of the popularity of his talk about Fraud and Other Bars to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. He spoke to an audience of about 50 motivated and enthusiastic
  • 25 May, 2016
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RITZ V AL GEABURY: 10 MONTHS FOR BREACH OF WFO

  April 2016   Clive successfully represented the Ritz Hotel Casino in their contempt of court application against Mr Al Geabury. Following a trial last summer, Mr Al Geabury was ordered to pay the Ritz £2 million of gambling debts with interest and costs. Following failure to pay, the Court imposed worldwide freezing orders due
  • 18 Apr, 2016
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CLIVE FREEDMAN QC GIVES TALK ON FRAUD IN BVI

March 2016 Clive has returned from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) where he gave a talk on “How broad is fraud: bars to enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards”.  The talk which was attended by around 40 lawyers and finance professionals attracted great interest due to the considerable number of cases before the BVI
  • 29 Mar, 2016
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Clive to speak in the BVI on “How Broad is Fraud?”  

On Wednesday 9 March 2016, Clive will be at BVI Finance (Road Town, BVI) giving a talk on fraud and other bars to enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. For event details please click here to see the flyer.   If you would like to attend please RSVP to Gary Rose by emailing GRose@7kbw.co.uk or
  • 26 Feb, 2016
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