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Matrix Judgments & Commentary

Matrix’s Legal Support Service produce summaries of cases that involve Matrix members. 

Court of Appeal upholds the majority of convictions for arson and manslaughter in a referral by the CCRC

Tredget v Regina [2022] EWCA Crim 108

The Court of Appeal upheld the majority of convictions referred to it by the CCRC in this appeal. On 20 January 1981 the appellant, Peter Tredget (who had previously used the names Peter Dinsdale and Bruce George Peter Lee), had pleaded guilty to 11 counts of arson with intent to endanger life or being reckless as to whether life was […]

High Court dismisses Benyatov litigation

Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2022] EWHC 135 (QB)

The High Court dismissed a long-running $86m loss of earnings claim by a former investment banker against his employer. The case was one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2020. In 2006-7, the Claimant, Mr Benyatov, was arrested, prosecuted and then convicted in Romania for commercial espionage and membership of an organised criminal group […]

Claimants successfully challenge Universal Credit Transitional Provisions once more

TP and AR (No.3) v SSWP, AB and F v SSWP [2022] EWHC 123 (Admin)

The High Court has upheld a claim for judicial review of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants previously entitled to a sever disability premium) Amendment Regulations 2021. The Claimants sought to have Schedule 2 of the 2014 Regulations (preserved by Regulation 3 of the 2021 Regulations) declared unlawful in what was their third claim for […]