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provides a first class service to its domestic and overseas clientele on all aspects of the law relating to land and property, private client, companies, personal and corporate insolvency, finance, business and commerce.

We are pleased that 9SB are ranked as a Leading Set in Traditional Chancery by Chambers UK Guide to The Bar 2012 Edition: "... on the strength of its record and reputation for success in key traditional chancery areas such as real property, private client and personal insolvency law. Despite being one of the smaller chancery sets, it is a strong contender in the field due to the strength and expertise of its members."

The Legal 500 & Chambers and Partners
9 Stone Buildings has received recommendations of leading chambers and/or practitioners in the following areas:-
  • Traditional Chancery (Chambers and Partners 2014 Edition)
  • Real Estate Litigation (Chambers and Partners 2014 Edition)
  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Chambers and Partners 2014 Edition)
  • Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers and Partners 2014 Edition)
  • Private Client: Trusts and Probate (The Legal 500, 2014 Edition)
  • Property Litigation (including Agriculture and Housing) (The Legal 500, 2014 Edition)
  • Insolvency (The Legal 500, 2014 Edition)
Many members of Chambers are recognised as leading practitioners in their fields. 9 Stone Buildings possesses the necessary ingredients of expertise and commitment to provide a service as good as any at the Bar.

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Chambers are delighted to announce that Raj Arumugam has been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown C Panel, effective from 2nd March 2015.

Andrew Noble FRICS, FCIArb C.Arb, who is also a Chartered Arbitrator & Chartered Surveyor, has been appointed to the Arbitration panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Recent decisions
Rory Brown represented Executor-Beneficiaries in a six day trial before the Honourable Mr Justice Mann in the Chancery Division of the High Court. The Judge held that the challenges to the will based on undue influence, want of knowledge and approval, and testamentary capacity were not supported by the evidence. He also dismissed a late application to amend to plead forgery. The comprehensive judgment conveniently collects together the law governing challenges to the substantial validity of wills (Murray v Bernard [2015] EWHC 245 (Ch)).

In the Chancery Division of the High Court, Rory Brown appeared for the liquidator respondents to an application by solicitors for costs of compliance with orders obtained by the liquidators for production of documents relating to an alleged international fraud of an estimated 500,000,000. The judgment seeks to reconcile conflicting High Court authorities on whether there is jurisdiction to award such costs and if so in what circumstances they will be awarded (Re. Harvest Finance Ltd [2014] EWHC 4237 (Ch)).

Coventry and others (Respondents) v. Lawrence and another (Appellants) (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46. Edward Denehan and Giselle McGowan appeared for the successful respondent landlords in a Supreme Court decision on (inter alia) the circumstances in which landlords will be liable for nuisances caused by their tenants. The judgments, which were handed down on 23rd July 2014, can be found here www.bailii.org/...

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