Sam Wordsworth has been appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel. He had previously been a member of the ‘B’ panel. Sam joins other Essex Court Chambers member Tim Eicke who has been reappointed to the ‘A’ panel. Ed Brown and Iain Quirk are on the ‘C’ panel. The Attorney General maintains four panels of […]
Professor Malcolm Shaw QC is taking early retirement from the Sir Robert Jennings Chair of International Law at the University of Leicester at the end of February 2011. This follows his appointments in October 2010 as a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge and a Trustee at the British […]
Barristers from Essex Court Chambers have been appointed to the preferred list of counsel of The Equality and Human Rights Commission. Those included are Hugh Mercer QC, Prof. Philippa Watson, Charles Ciumei, Tim Eicke, Sam Wordsworth, David Craig, Edward Brown, Jessica Wells and Amy Sander. The Equality & Human Rights Commission’s preferred legal counsel list […]
Overseas Attachment Opportunities at Essex Court Chambers The Singapore Academy of Law (“the Academy”) is offering up to 2 six-month overseas attachments at Essex Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers for the financial year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. Applicants must: a) be members of the Academy; and b) have between 3 to […]
Barristers from Essex Court Chambers conducted the defence of claims of bribery and corruption, dishonest assistance and conspiracy brought by two Russian state-owned companies, Sovcomflot and Novoship, against their clients in the massive Fiona Trust litigation. Steven Berry QC, Nathan Pillow QC and David Davies acted for the Russian businessman Yuri Nikitin, Graham Dunning QC […]
Essex Court Chambers’ Jern-Fei Ng successfully represented RBS Deutschland Holdings GmbH in his first solo appearance before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the decision of the Court having been handed down shortly before Christmas last year: Case C-277/09 The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v RBS Deutschland Holdings GmbH (22 December 2010).
This is the second, revised edition, of what has become and was described by the English Court of Appeal in C v D as the standard work on Bermuda Form excess insurance policies. The Form, first used in the 1980s, covers liabilities for catastrophes such as serious explosions or mass tort litigation and is now […]
The conflict of interest duty (Companies Act 2006, s 175) will often be of relevance where one individual is appointed to the office of director in more than one company. This article highlights two issues that may present difficulties for both directors and their advisers.
Professor Dan Sarooshi has been included in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who. For more detail see the Queen’s College, Oxford website.
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Essex Court Chambers are pleased to announce its inaugural ‘Non-Lawyers Day 2011’ to include a series of workshops, talks and lunch where non-law students will be given the opportunity to meet members of Chambers and to learn about life at the Bar. The day is scheduled to take place on 23rd March 2011.
David Scorey of Essex Court Chambers took the prize for Rising star in indirect tax at The Tax Journal Indirect Tax Awards 2010, which took place on 14th October 2010 at the Glaziers Hall in London. The Award was one of four presented at this annual event, now in its third year. The others were: […]
Every year, Legal Week identifies up-and-coming young barristers who are being tipped for the top. In order to be considered, all candidates have to be 10 years’ and under called and a member of the Commercial or Chancery Bar. The selection is based on the opinions of over 70 people within the Bar, as well […]