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Precedent set on state immunity

14th May 2015

Hughmans have set a precedent on the doctrine of state immunity. The Court of Appeal have ruled in favour of Hughmans’ client in an appeal from the Chancery Division of the High Court. The Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the High Court in finding that there was no state immunity for the estate of the deceased king of Saudi Arabia in respect of private acts done whilst head of state, whether he had ceased to be head of state because he had died in office or whether he had left office and died later. Hughmans acted for the respondent.

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Office News

Hughmans Solicitors are moving offices on Monday the 15th of April 2019. After that date, our new address will be: Hughmans Solicitors LLP, 1st Floor Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QT. From the afternoon of the 11th of April until Monday the 15th of April, a skeleton service will be operating while we […]

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Probation reform

Last week, the UK justice secretary, Chris Grayling, announced his plan to reduce reoffending. Private companies and charities will ‘supervise’ offenders for 12 months following their release from prison to stop them breaking the law. While it is not entirely clear what such ‘supervision’ will entail, Grayling anticipates that every prisoner leaving jail – even […]

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Hughmans’ success in Britain’s biggest insider dealing case

Operation Tabernula, which has been widely reported, was the UK’s largest and most complex insider dealing prosecution. The FCA allegation involved a group of people who were party to dealing on inside information, from employees at investment banks to intermediaries and private traders. Records found at one of the defendant’s offices recorded 59 instances of […]

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