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Thu, 9/3/2017
Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies - Third Edition, Edited by Simon Mortimore QC Blair Leahy and Andrew Feld are the chapter authors of "Directors' Liabilities: Exemption, Indemnification, and Ratification" in the new third edition of 'Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies'. This is a new edition of the established authority on the law relating to directors of companies incorporated under the UK Companies Acts.  In...
Wed, 1/3/2017
Mrs Justice Elizabeth Lang DBE found that the Court did not have jurisdiction to hear largely personal injuries claims brought by Kenyan employees and other persons present on and around a tea plantation operated by Unilever Tea Kenyan Limited in Kericho, Kenya. The injuries were alleged to have been caused by criminal third parties during post-election violence following the 2007 Kenyan Presidential Elections. The finding of no jurisdiction was primarily based on the proposed claim against...
Wed, 1/3/2017
Mrs Justice Elizabeth Lang DBE found that the Court did not have jurisdiction to hear largely personal injuries claims brought by Kenyan employees and other persons present on and around a tea plantation operated by Unilever Tea Kenyan Limited in Kericho, Kenya. The injuries were alleged to have been caused by criminal third parties during post-election violence following the 2007 Kenyan Presidential Elections. The finding of no jurisdiction was primarily based on the proposed claim against...
Mon, 27/2/2017
Josephine Davies obtained complete remission of the 18 month prison sentence imposed for contempt of court resulting from breaches of a worldwide freezing order.  It is thought to be the first case were complete remission has been granted where opposed. Mr Reznik (the Defendant) was subject to a worldwide freezing order in support of an LCIA arbitration.  He failed to comply with the asset disclosure requirements.  He then failed to attend the committal hearing which took place,...
Fri, 10/2/2017
It is with very great sadness that the members and staff of 20 Essex Street learned of the death of Sir Elihu Lauterpacht on 8 February 2017. A member of Chambers for over 50 years, Sir Elihu was internationally acknowledged as the doyen of Public International Law.  His influence on the development of this specialist area of law is without parallel and he has, over many years, mentored the majority of the leading specialists in this field. Our thoughts are with Sir Elihu’s family at...
Tue, 7/2/2017
20 Essex Street welcomes the appointment of 5 Members of Chambers to the Attorney General's panel of specialist public international law counsel and congratulates Guglielmo Verdirame appointed to the A Panel, Dr Kate Parlett, who joins Penelope Nevill on the B Panel,  Dr Philippa Webb and Belinda McRae, who have been appointed to the C Panel. Each of these appointees have significant experience in advising on and acting as counsel in cases...
Wed, 1/2/2017
“Won’t you stay another day?”: Supreme Court hands MPs vote to start Brexit process Gordon Nardell QC and Tom Leary examine the Supreme Court’s judgment in Miller [2017] UKSC 5 and ask where it leaves the Crown’s prerogative power to conduct foreign affairs
Mon, 16/1/2017
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to be supporting C5's Conference on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery (one of Europe's leading conferences on Civil Fraud). The conference will be held in Geneva on 16 and 17 March 2017 and Philip Edey QC and Andrew Fulton are running a panel session entitled:  "Bribery: Does Size Matter?” on day 1. As associate sponsors, 20 Essex Street are able to offer a 20% discount on the conference price to its clients, and we would be...
Mon, 16/1/2017
Following his retirement in December 2016 as Vice-President of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, Sir Martin Moore-Bick has returned to 20 Essex Street as an arbitrator member. Before his appointment to the High Court in 1995 at the age of 48 Sir Martin practised as a barrister at 20 Essex Street (formerly at 3 Essex Court, Temple). He was called to the Bar in 1969 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986. He specialised in arbitration, shipping, commodity trading, insurance and...
Fri, 13/1/2017
Monica Feria-Tinta and Tom Leary have been instructed to appear on behalf of the Latin Village/Ward’s Corner traders in Seven Sisters, at a Public Inquiry. The traders, who were recently served Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) by Haringey Council ahead of a controversial planned development that would see the market demolished, are objecting to the proposed Regeneration development by Grainger PLC, which is estimated to be worth in excess of £60million, on a number of grounds,...