In a claim in the Commercial Court, Christopher Hancock QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) found in favour of a Chinese manufacturer, Yuchai Dongte, in its claim for payment on a Letter of Credit. The issues before the Court were: (a) whether the Defendant financial services firm was the issuing bank of […]
The 19th edition of Arnould: Law of Marine Insurance and Average was published on 24 October 2018, edited by a team from Essex Court Chambers (Jonathan Gilman QC, Mark Templeman QC, Claire Blanchard QC, Philippa Hopkins QC and Neil Hart) The new edition includes an extensive analysis of the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 […]
The members of Essex Court Chambers received the following awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018, which took place last night at the London Hilton Park Lane: International Arbitration – Set of the Year David Scorey QC – Insurance Silk of the Year David Craig QC – Employment Silk of the Year Essex Court […]
This paper is a revised version of a talk given by Charles Ciumei QC at the Bar European Circuit Annual Conference in Stockholm on 21 September 2018. Click here to access the full version.
Amy Sander summarises the recent judgment of the International Court of Justice in Bolivia v Chile.
An article in which Helen Morton considers why multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, in particular those which provide for negotiation, conciliation or mediation prior to court proceedings or arbitration, are becoming increasingly popular amongst commercial parties: Agreements to agree: are multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses the exception?
Edmund King QC considers how far parties should be free to exclude fiduciary duties with particular reference to terms typically found in bonds and intercreditor agreements. Click here to read the full article.
Members of Chambers are delighted to welcome three new tenants today. Luke Tattersall, Wei Jian Chan and Freddie Onslow have all accepted invitations to join Chambers following successful completion of pupillage. During their pupillage they have experienced a broad range of practice areas in line with Chambers’ profile. Further information on their experience and CVs […]
Essex Court Chambers’ Richard Hoyle joined Guy Lougher (Head of EU & Competition, Pinsent Masons) and Luke Harrison (Lead Partner, Dispute Resolution, Debenhams Ottaway) on a panel at CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium 2018 to discuss the current position in relation to jurisdiction and judgments after Brexit. The panel examined both ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ and ‘No deal’ […]
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by HNA Group Co against a judgment of the Commercial Court that it was liable under a charterparty guarantee. The issues before the judge, Knowles J, concerned bribery and the status of various admissions, which Shagang contended had been obtained by torture. The judge found that the […]