Two 11 SB cases feature in The Lawyer's Top 20 for 2012
At the start of each year The Lawyer reflects on defining litigation for the year to come. They invited key litigators, barristers and senior clerks to nominate the most significant cases for 2012. In addition, The Lawyer selected cases which are high-profile or that bolster London's reputation as an international litigation centre.
11 Stone Buildings has been included for two of its cases under the ‘banking' and ‘pensions liabilities' headings.
Christine Davies v AIB Group (UK). The case is very important in defining the limits of a successful plea of undue influence against lenders, especially where wives stand sureties for their husband's debts. A significant legal issue is the effect of the independent solicitor's advice received by the claimant. 11 SB's Jeremy Cousins QC, leading John Brennan from St Philips, represents AIB.
Nortel Networks & Lehman Brothers v The Pensions Regulator and Others. Both the insolvency and pensions industries will be watching closely the Supreme Court's view on how liabilities arising from financial support directions or contribution notices under the Pensions Act 2004 should be treated in corporate insolvencies. The CoA ruling is being appealed by the Nortel and Lehman administrators. Thomas Robinson from 11 SB, Raquel Agnello QC and Jonathan Hilliard act for the Pensions Regulator.