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Constructive trusts and illegal purposes - Part two

This is the second of two articles discussing the Court of Appeal judgment in O’Kelly v Davies [2014] EWCA Civ 1606. In this article, Jack Dillon focuses on the lessons practitioners can take from the case.

Deregulation Act and Charalambous v Ng

The Government was able to amend the Deregulation Bill and to clarify the situation surrounding tenancy deposits following the Charalambous v Ng decision in December 2014. Morayo Fagborun Bennett who with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC represented Mrs Ng, provides an outline.

Taking a look at secondary victim claims 'de Novo'

The period since December 2014 has produced a quartet of new cases considered by Charles Bagot. This article looks at some recent secondary victim cases to see what we can learn from first instance Judges applying the principles post Taylor v Novo.

Constructive trusts and illegal purposes

Following the recent Court of Appeal judgment in O’Kelly v Davies [2014] EWCA Civ 1606, Jack Dillon addresses a frequent problem: does equity aid a claimant who was party to a benefit fraud when they seek to establish a beneficial interest under a constructive trust?

Challenges and Trends in the Construction Industry

Over the past decade construction spending has gradually shifted away from Europe to Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa where expansion in the construction industry has been fuelled by economic growth and urbanisation. Construction companies have taken advantage of a truly international construction market, exploiting opportunities to take on construction projects in countries that lack their own expert construction contractors, suppliers and consultants. Paul Reed QC provides his views.

Is the defendant worth suing?

In professional negligence claims the normal expectation is that the defendant will have professional indemnity insurance cover that will meet any claim, but how can one be sure? And even if there is cover can one find out the level of that cover? PJ Kirby QC discusses...

Leaning towards insurable interests

Jack Dillon provides a summary following the recent High Court decision in Western Trading Ltd v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Plc [2015] EWHC 103 (QB).