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 […]
Sir Bernard Eder gave a Master’s Lecture to the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators at Freshfields’ London offices on Tuesday 9th April. Sir Bernard spoke at length about the future of arbitration and the strength of London as a seat. Read the lecture in full here.
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 […]
Naomi Hart summarises the ICJ’s advisory opinion in the Chagos Archipelago proceedings. Read the summary in full here. In these proceedings, Professor Vaughan Lowe QC and Naomi Hart were instructed by the Republic of Cyprus. Samuel Wordsworth QC was instructed by the United Kingdom.
On 22nd March 2019, David Foxton QC delivered the keynote speech at the London School of Economics on “The ‘Acceptable’ Cartel? Horizontal Agreements under Competition Law and Beyond”. The workshop was held to mark the centenary of the House of Lords decision on restraint of trade in McEllistrim v Ballymacelligott Co-Operative Agricultural and Dairy Society […]
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 […]