Essex Court Chambers has been awarded the Who’s Who Legal ‘Barristers Set of the Year’ Award for the second consecutive year, in the 6th annual awards ceremony held on 16 May 2019 at Gibson Hall. This award is in recognition of the exceptional calibre of work undertaken by members of Chambers over the past year. […]
In a judgment given on Friday 10 May 2019 in anonymised proceedings, Mr Justice Teare upheld and continued interim negative and mandatory anti-suit injunctions in favour of C (a German company) against two defendants – D1 (a UK company) and D2 (a Ukrainian company) – who are part of the same corporate group ultimately controlled […]
The barristers of Essex Court Chambers are delighted to be one of the founding supporters of the inaugural London International Disputes Week, taking place from 7-10 May 2019. The event, which is the first of its kind, will see lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, arbitrators, academics and other industry figures from around the world come together […]
Essex Court Chambers and its members have committed to Gold Patronage of Advocate, the Bar’s Pro Bono Charity, supporting access to justice through pro bono work. Members of Chambers regularly undertake pro bono work, including via the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme (“ELAAS”).
The members of Essex Court Chambers are very sad to learn of the untimely passing of Gordon Pollock QC, who died on 11 April 2019. Gordon’s contribution to Essex Court Chambers was immense. He was one of the leading advocates of our times, with an astonishing breadth of practice. It was under his guidance as […]
Members of Essex Court Chambers V V Veeder QC, Toby Landau QC, Samuel Wordsworth QC and Jern-Fei Ng QC have been recognised in The Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK, launched at the new International Arbitration Centre last week. The International Arbitration Powerlist UK showcases 200 of the UK’s leading arbitration practitioners working in law […]
Judgment was handed down on Friday 15 March 2019 in Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury  EWCA Civ 449. Lord Justices Gross, Peter Jackson and Coulson, sitting in the Court of Appeal, dismissed the appeal in favour of the Respondents (HMT), and upheld the decision of Mrs Justice Cockerill dated 19 September 2019, requiring […]
In Lehman Brothers Finance AG v Klaus Tschira Stiftung GmbH  EWHC 379 (Ch), Snowden J was asked to resolve a series of questions concerning the determination of “Loss” following an “Automatic Early Termination Event” under the ISDA Master Agreement (1992 Multicurrency-Cross-border form). The main issues related to the date by reference to which the determination of […]
Sir Bernard Eder will be speaking at the Admiralty Bar Group debate: “Ship Arrest after the Alkyon: Is Counter Security just over the horizon?” The debate will be held at 6pm on Thursday 7 March 2019 at the IDRC, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU. Please view the flyer here for more information.
An independent review has been published on how effectively the fit and proper person test prevents unsuitable board directors from being redeployed or re-employed in health and social care settings. Tom Kark QC and Jane Russell were commissioned to undertake the review by Stephen Barclay MP, following the findings of Dr Bill Kirkup who examined […]