Court of Appeal confirms test for dishonesty in dishonest assistance claims

The Court of Appeal has held that an accountant member of a multi-disciplinary firm of solicitors was liable as an accessory for dishonestly assisting breaches of trust, overturning the High Court’s decision to the contrary: Group Seven Limited & Ors v Notable Services LLP & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 614. The appeal turned on the question of whether … Read more

Court of Appeal decision emphasises need to plead conspiracy claim in full 

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s refusal to allow the claimants to pursue claims in unlawful means conspiracy: Elite Property Holdings Ltd v Barclays Bank plc [2019] EWCA Civ 204. While this decision did not involve new law, it serves as a reminder of the difficulties of bringing a … Read more