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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Lessons from Byers v Saudi National Bank [2023] UKSC 51 – Article by William McCormick KC

On 20 December 2023 the Supreme Court delivered an early Christmas
present to the Respondent Bank and to those uncertain as to the precise
reach of claims for knowing receipt of the proceeds of breach of trust.

And in a welcome approach, whilst Lords Briggs and Burrows delivered their
own lengthy judgments (reaching the same conclusion by slightly different
routes) Lord Hodge delivered a judgment of 8 paragraphs setting out what
was a summary of “what has been agreed as determining the outcome of this
appeal” with which Lords Leggatt and Stephens agreed. Thus there is a
summary of 6 principles which determined the appeal (and which set out
certain issues for the first time at Supreme Court level), and for those wishing
to delve further there are a further 190 paragraphs to digest.

Please click through to read the full article by William McCormick KC.