Continuing success for CWD’s employment department

CWD’s employment department was delighted to hear about the re-instatement of Mark Phillips as an Academy coach at West Ham United FC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46181440 Mark has been much maligned in the press but he did not deserve to be dismissed from his post and it’s gratifying and quite refreshing to see an employer reach the right…

Another outstanding testimonial for the criminal department

Further to their recent success, Steve Foster and Paul Coleman have received another outstanding review from a client; I am writing to recommend to anyone going through any legal proceedings to stop and think twice about using our legal aid system. I agree that this is a wonderful thing to have access to but we…

Announcing our new Private Crime Department

CWD announces the opening of its new Private Crime department, focusing on “white collar” crime in the Square Mile and financial regulatory work CWD is delighted to announce the opening of its new Private Crime department, focusing on “white collar” crime in the Square Mile and financial regulatory work. The department will be led by…

Court of Appeal Rubs Salt in Stratstone’s Wounds

Car enthusiast wins distinctive victory in the Court of Appeal in misrepresentation case Car enthusiast, Geoff Salt, with representation from Coyle White Devine, has won a distinctive victory in the Court of Appeal in a misrepresentation case against specialist car seller, Stratstone Specialist Limited (trading as Stratstone Cadillac Newcastle) (“Stratstone”). In Geoffrey Alan Salt v…

Gambler’s luck runs out

A man who lost £2m at a casino failed to escape liability for his debt because he could not prove his gambling addiction Wealthy businessman Safa Al Geabury indulged in a “frantic gambling spree” at the Ritz Hotel Casino on 19 February 2014, signing a £2m cheque for roulette chips. His request for a further…

VW emissions scandal widens to include Porsche claims

02/11/2015 – US Environmental Protection Agency claims VW installed defeat devices in Porsche SUVs The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which uncovered the initial emissions scandal at VW, claims the car maker installed defeat devices in vehicles with three-litre engines between 2014 and 2016. This includes the 2015 Porsche Cayenne as well as the 2014…

Corporate Insolvency – Ensuring the Appointment of Administrators is Valid

09/11/2015 – As a legal concept, administration is a procedure under the insolvency laws of a number of common law jurisdictions. As a legal concept, administration is a procedure under the insolvency laws of a number of common law jurisdictions, the UK being one of them. It functions as a rescue mechanism for insolvent entities…

‘eBay-style’ online courts could resolve smaller claims

16/11/2015 – A Civil Justice Council report says settling non-criminal cases of less than £25,000 online would reduce the expenses generated by a court. A Civil Justice Council report says settling non-criminal cases of less than £25,000 online would reduce the expenses generated by a court. Principal author Prof Richard Susskind said eBay disputes were…

Emphatic Success for Coyle White Devine’s Private Crime Team

15/12/2015 – Success for Coyle White Devine’s Private Crime Team as ex-RBS Trader Cleared of Tax Fraud Coyle White Devine (“CWD”) have successfully represented Vincent Walsh at his trial in relation to an allegation of ‘Conspiracy to Cheat the Revenue’. Following a trial lasting several weeks, Mr Walsh was unanimously acquitted by the jury at…

Double the Success for the Private Crime Team as CPS Squeezed into Discontinuing

01/01/2016 – Coyle White Devine’s private crime department continues its success Coyle White Devine’s private crime department continues its success, with two cases against its clients dropped. In R v P at Bexley Magistrates Court, the defendant was due to face trial in relation to an allegation of driving whilst under the influence of drugs….