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Wed, 26/7/2017
In the wake of the Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Brexit and the government publishing the details of its "Great Repeal Bill", Gordon Nardell QC examines the legitimacy of the Bill's Henry VIII powers.
Mon, 24/7/2017
Following a successful launch in India, 20 Essex Street are delighted to announce the London launch of ‘Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India’, a seminal new text on Indian arbitration authored by a team of expert contributors. The evening will be hosted by Sherina Petit, Head of India Practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Nakul Dewan, Barrister, 20 Essex Street and the Chief Editor of 'Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India'. The evening will feature key note speeches by...
Mon, 17/7/2017
Michael Collett QC, Clare Ambrose and Karen Maxwell have authored the 4th edition of London Maritime Arbitration which provides detailed and practical guidance on how London Maritime Arbitration works in practice against the background of English arbitration law and the Arbitration Act 1996. It is the only book on the market that offers a practical focus on maritime disputes, while also providing a clear exposition of general principles of English arbitration law,...
Fri, 14/7/2017
The processes behind the appointment of arbitrators is an oft-mooted topic among practitioners, particularly by those initially seeking to make their name in the arbitration community. In this CDR article (attached below), Clare Ambrose offers advice on how to make yourself known by arbitral institutions to gain that initial appointment and how to raise your profile amongst the wider arbitration community to obtain further appointments.
Wed, 12/7/2017
In partnership with the LSLC Young Maritime Professionals, 20 Essex Street will be hosting 'Sunshine & Shipping: An Update on Shipping and International Trade Law' on 20th July 2017. Speakers and topics: Oliver Caplin - Perils of Delay and Anti Suits Matthew McGhee - MSC Eugenia, warning to carriers about the use of technological shortcuts without reflecting this in their agreements Belinda McRae - Impact of Brexit on London as a commercial disputes venue To register...
Fri, 7/7/2017
In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin, Socrates Papadopoulos analyses the Supreme Court Judgment in "The New Flamenco" case concerning the assessment of damages, in particular whether benefits obtained by an innocent party following a breach should be taken into account when assessing damages so as to reduce the recoverable loss. The bulletin (attached below) is of considerable interest to those needing to know more about questions of causation and mitigation of loss in...
Thu, 6/7/2017
Taking place on 29th June 2017, the opening panel of the CDR Summer Litigation Symposium 2017 was titled 'Assessing the state of civil justice in 2017' and featured joint head of 20 Essex Street Christopher Hancock QC. Having assisted the coordination of the Bar Council's response to consultation on the 2011/2012 Jackson reforms and former COMBAR Chairman his expertise was called upon to consider the issues of the implementation of the reforms suggested by Lord Justice Briggs...
Thu, 29/6/2017
The Honorable Charles N Brower was interviewed for Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review's Thought Leaders Arbitration 2017. The guide aims to bring together insight, expertise and wisdom of some of the world’s foremost arbitration practitioners and "showcase these lawyers’ expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters...also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go...
Wed, 28/6/2017
Penelope Nevill appears in the Supreme Court case R (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent). The appellant is Chair of the Chagos Refugees Group, a group which represents the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago who were removed between 1968 and 1973 and prevented from returning by the United Kingdom Government. This case is on appeal from the Court of Appeal, the issues being raised include: i) whether the Court of Appeal should have held...
Tue, 27/6/2017
Dr Kate Parlett’s article on jurisdiction of law of the sea tribunals has been published in the journal Ocean Development and International Law. In several recent Awards, Part XV tribunals constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea have been called upon to decide claims based on rights and obligations that find their source in a treaty, agreement, or otherwise binding instrument other than the Convention itself, or on customary international law. This article considers the...