Stephen Morrall discusses Brexit with the International Legal Team in Porto, Portugal

The International Legal Team, a worldwide society comprising of lawyers with a “core” for international business, debated Brexit and Catalonia. The event was organised by the Sociedade de Advogados Vilar & Associados at the Palace of Visconde de Balsemão, where there was a presence of solicitors from Berlin, Barcelona, London, Marseille, Paris, Nice, Kraków and Luxembourg representing the…

Hetty Gleave comments on High Court judgment regarding a £12m antique Islamic crystal Jar dispute against Sotheby’s in Antiques Trade Gazette

In a High Court ruling of Jeddi v Sotheby’s and Ors, the judge found in favour of Iranian collector and dealer Ali Saatsaz Jeddi against collector Ali Pishvaie. Jeddi argued he bought the 10th century ewer in Dubai in 2010 but had asked Pishvaie to sell it through Sotheby’s in January 2012, agreeing to pay…

Hazel Wright comments on Supreme Court’s ruling on heterosexual civil partnerships in the Financial Times, the Daily Express, The Law Society Gazette, Family Law Week and Today’s Wills and Probate

This morning, 27 June 2018, the Supreme Court handed down the judgment in R (on the application of Steinfeld and another) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) [2018] UKSC 32. This appeal considered whether the bar on different-sex couples entering into civil partnerships breaches the…