4th August 2020
The proposed takeover bid of Newcastle United by a Saudi led consortium has been called off. Hatice Cengiz the fiancee of slain Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has been engaging the Premier League to prevent the deal from going ahead. Ms Cengiz is represented by Rodney Dixon QC who has made submissions on her behalf showing that it would have been a breach of the Premier League Rules if the acquisition had proceeded. This is because Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is headed by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who is accused of murdering Jamal Khashoggi. Ms Cengiz continues to pursue all legal avenues to hold those responsible to account. See link below for further details.
31st July 2020
Simon Browne QC and Mark James successfully argued that the Court of Appeal should allow a £2.2M personal injury claim which had started in the MoJ portal (for claims less than £25,000), which had been an abuse of process, to continue under the CPR Part 7 claim process. The District Judge had struck out the claim as a matter of discretion and a first appeal to the Senior Regional Civil Judge had been dismissed.
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