Camila Batmanghelidjh’s legal team discuss the recent Kids Company directors disqualification case and its implications for practitioners

Camila Batmanghelidjh’s legal team discuss the recent Kids Company directors disqualification case and its implications for practitioners

Rupert Butler and Natasha Jackson successfully defended Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of the prominent children’s charity Kids Company, in the directors disqualification proceedings that followed the charity’s collapse.
In this webinar, Rupert and Natasha discuss the implications for company and insolvency practitioners and give their insight on the case.

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The Child Sex Abuse Enquiry: One Family’s Story

The Child Sex Abuse Enquiry: One Family’s Story

The Jimmy Savile scandal – involving widespread sexual abuse of many children ‘in plain sight’ – was a landmark event that acted as a wake-up call to the authorities. The result was the setting up in March 2015 of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (“IICSA”) as a statutory inquiry so as to make recommendations to ensure the best possible protection for children in the future. Leverets guided the Janner family through all of IICSA’s harrowing processes, advising on how best to protect their family and their father’s reputation. This required not only forensic rigour but sensitivity and empathy at a time when family members were grieving over his death.

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Case Dismissed – Camila Batmanghelidjh of Kids Company

Case Dismissed – Camila Batmanghelidjh of Kids Company

Leverets successfully acted for Camila Batmangheldijh in the attempt by the Official Receiver to disqualify her as a de facto company director along with the other members of the Kids Company’s Trustee Board. In this landmark case Mrs Justice Falk held “disqualification was not warranted against any of the Trustees” as well as ruling that Camila Batmanghelidjh was not even a director. The Defendants maintained that it was unfounded allegations of sexual abuse during July 2015 which had sealed the charity’s fate.

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Make your wishes known – Lasting Powers of Attorney

Make your wishes known – Lasting Powers of Attorney

The recent change to the law that presumes you wish to donate your organs unless you have opted out, is a timely reminder that everyone should make their wishes known in the event of death, or incapacity. The obvious method of recording your wishes...

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