On 31 March 2020, Butcher J handed down judgment in Carpatsky Petroleum Corporation v PJSC Ukrnafta  EWHC 769 (Comm). Butcher J refused to set aside an order of Knowles J recognising an SCC arbitration award, and in doing so he considered the application of issue estoppel and abuse of process to the enforcement of […]
Advocate (Formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) have highlighted Naomi Hart as a Pro Bono Hero for 2020. The award is given to recognise dedication, commitment and generous support for Advocate and their applicants. Of the award Advocate said: “Naomi has been working on a long running case for Advocate. We recently received feedback from […]
The BVI Court of Appeal (Michel, Carrington, and Armour JJA) has handed down its much anticipated judgment in Paraskevaides v Citco Trust Corporation and ors BVIHCMAP2018/0046. In a wide-ranging and detailed judgment, Carrington JA confirmed (at  – ) that the BVI Court has the power to order service out of an injunction which has […]
David Walsh provides and overview of the recent changes that have been made to the Civil Procedure Rules concerning witness statements. Read the full note here
The Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in the case of A and B v C, D and E  EWCA Civ 409. The issue in this case was whether the court had jurisdiction under s.44(2)(a) of the Arbitration Act 1996 to make an order against an individual compelling him to give evidence in […]
On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Aspen Underwriting v. Credit Europe Bank NV  UKSC 11, a decision concerning the application of the Brussels Regulation (Re-Cast) 1215/2012 in matters ‘relating to insurance’. Upholding the appeal, the Court ruled that the English courts had no jurisdiction over claims brought by insurers […]
As part of the social distancing measures introduced to help deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, Jeremy Brier has been taking part in “virtual” Commercial Court hearings. Read about his experience of remote hearings during lockdown here.
As those in Chambers continue to remember Johnny, the global community has joined us in remembering Johnny’s life and commitment to the legal and professional community not only for his contribution internationally but the person that he was. We have received an overwhelming collection of fond stories and tributes to Johnny along with the following […]
Gourab Banerji has been featured in an article by The Lawyer, which discusses racial equality at the English Bar and introduces eight of the leading Indian advocates. Read the full article here.
Two cases involving members from Essex Court Chambers have been nominated for the Most Important Decision Award at the upcoming GAR Awards 2020. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Minister of Finance (Incorporated) & 1Malaysia Development Berhad v International Petroleum Investment Company & Aabar Investments PJS, in which Eversheds Sutherland instructed Toby Landau QC, Peter […]