14 May, 2021 London International Disputes Week: Enka v Chubb and Halliburton v Chubb, which will prove to be the most significant, and how do they impact on London as an arbitration centre?
It is rare for the Supreme Court to consider arbitration matters. 2020 saw two very significant decisions: Enka v Chubb and Halliburton v Chubb. These will, to a greater or lesser extent, shape English arbitration for many years to come. The questions remain: (a) which of the two cases will prove to be the most […]
13 May, 2021 London International Disputes Week: The impact of Brexit on English litigation: applicable law, service, evidence, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments
Sophie Lamb QC and Oliver Browne from Latham & Watkins, alongside Hugh Mercer QC and Angeline Welsh from Essex Court Chambers, will discuss the impact of Brexit on English litigation, providing commentary and practical guidance on the latest developments, changes in procedure and practice, and pitfalls. The talk will cover: Brexit and applicable law / […]
13 May, 2021 London International Disputes Week: Arbitration and corruption: Addressing the elephant in the room
Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP and Essex Court Chambers are delighted to host this interactive discussion on the many interfaces between corruption and arbitration. Please sign up for an engaging and topical discussion that will cover, amongst others, the following topics: allegations of corruption as a sword or a shield in international arbitration and enforcement […]
12 May, 2021 London International Disputes Week: Human rights as the new frontier in dispute resolution
A London International Disputes Week member-hosted event jointly hosted by Essex Court Chambers and Omnia Strategy LLP are excited to host this London International Disputes Week member event. The session outlines trends towards increased adjudication of – and accountability for – human rights and environmental harms, highlighting practical considerations and innovative approaches relevant to businesses […]
10 May, 2021 London International Disputes Week – Core Sessions
Members of Essex Court Chambers are delighted to be supporting London International Disputes Week (LIDW) again in 2021. LIDW 2021 will take place for the first time virtually across five days, from 10 -14 May. The programme will draw on current global issues facing the sector. Themes include: the role of London in a decentralised […]
15 Apr, 2021 Essex Court Chambers Fraud Summit
Members of Essex Court Chambers were delighted to host the first ever fully virtual Fraud Summit. Held across three Thursdays in April (15th, 22nd and 29th), Members of Essex Court Chambers who have developed well established practices in the Fraud industry gave a number of live panel discussions, recordings and handouts for each session are […]
25 Mar, 2021 Essex Court Chambers Brexit Talks
Talks hosted by members of Essex Court Chambers that centre on Brexit, addressing issues of jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, anti-suit injunctions and retained EU law. You are also invited to join the speakers in an informal Q&A lounge after the talks have finished. The Agenda Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments David Joseph QC, Naomi […]
24 Nov, 2020 Essex Court Chambers Webinar: Flooding to Farmland: Who Controls the Floodgates?
Flooding is an ever greater issue with what seems to be a possible evolution in our climate, housing estates being built on flood plain and a logical preference of policy makers to protect homes rather than farmland. How far can you protect your own land? If the Environment Agency uses your land, is there a […]
16 Jul, 2020 Essex Court Chambers Webinar: Benyatov v Credit Suisse and the duty of care to protect employees from the risk of economic loss
In this webinar, Andrew Hochhauser QC and Jane Russell discuss the recent interesting High Court decision of Benyatov v Credit Suisse  EWHC 85 (QB). The judgment contains consideration of: the terms to be implied in an employment contract, including whether there is an implied term that an employer would indemnify an employee against all […]
4 Jun, 2020 Essex Court Chambers Webinar: A and B v C, D and E  EWCA Civ 409 – how far has the Court of Appeal opened the door to compelling evidence and obtaining interim orders against non-parties?
In A and B v C, D and E  EWCA Civ 409 the Court of Appeal held that there is jurisdiction under s44(2)(a) of the Arbitration Act to compel a witness to give evidence by deposition in support of arbitration proceedings. Although on its face a decision on a narrow point of law, its theoretical and […]
28 May, 2020 Essex Court Chambers Webinar: Getting the Documents: Cross Border Evidence from Third Parties in Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
Documents win cases. But in an increasingly interconnected world, sometimes the key documents end up in the hands of third parties, in different jurisdictions to the main dispute… Join Richard Hoyle for this webinar, which looks at how to get at documents located in England & Wales, in support of foreign commercial litigation and arbitration. […]
19 May, 2020 Essex Court Chambers Webinar: Remote Second Chances: Appeals on Fact in the Coronavirus Era
Richard Millett QC, Ciaran Keller and Naomi Hart explore the current state of the law on appeals on findings of fact, and offer some views on how appellate courts will handle appeals on fact after a trial conducted remotely. They examine the test for interference by the appellate court, the deference paid to the position […]