Following a targeted recruitment campaign as a result of four members of Chambers recent elevation to Queen’s Counsel, and the appointment of two additional members as Justices of the High Court last year, Essex Court Chambers have welcomed Louise Hutton and David Walsh as new tenants. Louise Hutton is a leading junior in the fields […]
Jeremy Brier provides a case summary for Golden Belt v BNP Paribas  EWHC 3182 (Comm), in which he was junior counsel for the successful funds instructed by Stewarts Law, and led by Nigel Tozzi QC.
On Monday 21st May, the Public Inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 will begin its oral hearings. The Chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will open Phase one of the Inquiry with commemorations of the lives of the deceased. Evidential hearings will start on 4 June. Richard Millett QC is leading counsel to […]
In Halliburton v Chubb  EWCA Civ 817 the Court of Appeal rejected a challenge to an arbitrator in a Bermuda Form case based on multiple appointments by the same party and in related cases. The problem of “frequent flyers” is a controversial topic. Paul Stanley QC, co-author of a text-book on the Bermuda Form, […]
Essex Court Chambers has been awarded the Who’s Who Legal Set of the Year Award for 2018, in a ceremony held on 8 May 2018 at Plaisterers’ Hall. This award is in recognition of the exceptional calibre of work undertaken by members of Chambers over the past year. Last month, Essex Court featured at top of the list […]
Signia Wealth and the entrepreneur John Caudwell have won their claims against former Chief Executive, Nathalie Dauriac. Signia Wealth and Mr Caudwell claimed declarations that Ms Dauriac had committed acts of gross misconduct in relation to expenses claims and was a bad leaver for the purpose of Signia’s Articles of Association. The Court (Marcus Smith […]
An article by Helen Morton which considers Common Issues with Force Majeure Clauses.
Jeremy Brier has today been appointed a Recorder by the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Jeremy will be deployed to sit in the Criminal jurisdiction on the South Eastern […]
An article written by David Mildon QC on the drafting of long term contracts: Successive disputes under long term contracts: when can issue preclusion arise?
David Craig QC and Edward Brown appeared in the DIFC Court of First Instance in the first urgent application to enforce post-termination restraints. The claim arose in a dispute between international commodities trader, ED&F Man with one of its traders and a competitor. All Defendants have given undertakings over to a trial in the DIFC […]