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HILDA ADEJUMO' RECENT REPORT ON COMMERCIAL COURT UPHOLDS STATE IMMUNITY IN NIGERIA CASE IN ITS CONSIDERATION OF THE “COMMERCIAL PURPOSES” EXCEPTION UNDER SECTION 13(4) OF THE STATE IMMUNITY LAW 1978

L R AVIONICS TECHNOLOGIES LTD v THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ANOR [2016] EWHC 1761 (Comm) (15 July 2016)

In a recent decision handed down on 15 July 2016 in L R Avionics Technologies Ltd v The Federal Republic of Nigeria & Anor [2016] EWHC (Comm), the High Court (Males J) accepted Nigeria’s argument that premises owned by Nigeria were not “in use....for commercial purposes” within the meaning of section 13(4) of the State Immunity Act 1978 (“the SIA 1978”), and would therefore be immune from the enforcement of arbitral award or judgment against the State under that section.

Court of Appeal today on correctness of UT's guidance in Kareem/TA (proxy marriage; EU law): Awuku

Our Zane Malik & Shahadoth Karim, on huge hearing in the COA on PROXY MARRIAGES in EEA Law

Judgment - Re: SM + Qadir -v- SSHD

COURT OF APPEAL's JUDGMENT - DISMISSING HOME SECRETARY'S APPEALS FROM RE: SM / QADIR (TOEIC / ETS) - NOW AVAILABLE HEREWITH: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/1167.html

Re: Qadir / SM - COA

Huge result for Chambers - Congratulations to Zane Malik & Michael Biggs Re: Qadir / SM - COA dismisses Home Secretary's appeal from Qadir/SM (TOEIC/ETS etc). Upper Tribunal's decision was open to it and it will stand. Beatson LJ gave lead Judgment, Black LJ and Sales LJ agreed. Some of the submissions originally made by the Home secretary in writing were said to be, " fundamentally misconceived" The Upper Tribunal made no error of law allowing Re: Qadir / SM's appeals. The Home Secretary to concede certain other similar pending cases and / or offer settlements and remittals etc

COA Hears SSHD AAPEAL ON RE: SM & QADIR

Court of Appeal Hears The Home Secretary's Appeal on Re: SM / Qadir - TOEIC / ETS - https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/court-lists/list-appeal-civil
Our Mr Zane Malik & Mr Michael Biggs