Partners James Libson and Rob Murray led the winning team on the case of a generation: The Article 50 legal challenge.
The action – R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – sought to clarify the procedural steps necessary for the UK to trigger Article 50 – the mechanism by which we exit the EU – in line with the UK constitution.
Although this case dominated the headlines and the activity at the firm, there were other significant court actions underway in the last 12 months. Mishcon partner Richard Leedham acted for a number of institutional investors in the Group Litigation Claim v RBS, part of the £4bn claim that RBS misled its shareholders when it carried out a rights issue in 2008 to fund the purchase of ABN Amro.
Two of Mishcon de Reya’s cases feature in The Lawyer Top 10 cases 2017, with H Tempest Ltd & Ors v Royal Mail topping the list, led by Tax Litigation Partner Leslie Allen, and Libyan Investment Authority v Société Générale & Ors listed sixth, with Fraud Defence Partners Kathryn Garbett and Claire Broadbelt representing defendant Walid Ghiami.
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