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Kingerlee Holdings Ltd v Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
 EWHC 47 (Ch)
C sought specific performance of an agreement for lease. C was the owner and developer of a retail estate. D was to be the anchor tenant. D argued that practical completion had not yet occurred and in the alternative that the rent payment date was postponed. The Judge accepted C’s arguments as to the construction of practical completion in the agreement and gave C summary judgment. Karen Shuman acted for C.
D R Sheridan v Higgins & another
 EWHC 547 (ChD)
Dispute between first and second executors. Second executor had withdrawn her instructions from the claimant firm. From that date the file was held exclusively to the order of the first executor. Second executor entitled to documents of a non-controversial nature which related to the estate. (Karen Shuman acted for the Second Defendant.)
Padden v Bevan Ashford (a firm)
 EWCA Civ 1616
Claim for damages against solicitors for failure to advise claimant properly in connection with a transaction whereby she was giving up assets to the victim of her husband’s fraud. Advice given during an impromptu consultation when claimant was advised not to sign documents. Another solicitor later witnessed her signature on documents. He certified that the consequences of the mortgage had been explained to her and to the best of his knowledge she was freely agreeing to the mortgage without undue influence. Trial judge dismissed claim of his own volition after the claimant had given evidence. The Court of Appeal considered what duties a solicitor owed in the circumstances and that the observations of Lord Nicholls in Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Etridge (No 2)  2 AC 773, paras 64–68 were a very good guide to the appropriate approach. Appeal allowed and claim remitted for retrial.
(Karen Shuman acted for the Defendant.)
Kang v Eau
 EWHC 1837 (QB)
Claim for the balance of money due under a share purchase agreement and a further sum due in respect of the Vat element of invoices. Counterclaim for rescission and damages for misrepresentation, breach of collateral warranty and an issue of illegality per section 830 of the Companies Act 2006. Judge found that there had been no misrepresentations. In any event the defendant was not entitled to rescission. The recovery of the Vat element did not breach section 830 as it did not amount to a distribution under section 829. Judgment for claimant and counterclaim dismissed. (Karen Shuman acted for the Claimant)
Anastasia v Papakyricou
HC Fam 22.4.09
Claim for a declaration and order for sale in respect of alleged trust property. Claimant argued a beneficial interest on the basis of constructive trust, resulting trust, proprietary estoppel or restitution. Issues of illegality. Court held that claimant had no beneficial interest in the property.
(Karen Shuman acted for the Defendant)
Chief Constable of Wiltshire v McDonagh
 EWHC 654
Summary: Seizure of home by police, statutory and convention compliant interpretations of PACE.
Blackwood v Saunders (A Firm)
TLQ/07/0476 (QB) 8.11.07
Secure tenant exercised the right to buy. Solicitor negligent during the right to buy process and the right to buy proceeded later at a higher price. Professional negligence claim against solicitor. Issues on causation and quantum. Judgment for claimant. (Karen Shuman acted for the claimant).
White v White
 EWCA Civ 924
Summary: Joinder of Trusts of Land and Children Act applications
Dharamshi v Dharamshi
 EWCA Civ 305
Summary: Substantial assets ancillary relief claim with offshore trusts.
Re T v T
 2 FLR 912
Summary: Hague Convention
 1 FLR 225, CA
Summary: International adoption involving non-patrial country