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Recent Cases

Wed, 4/6/2014

Subject: Shipping Keywords: Approvals; Cargo; Oil tankers; Transfer Members of Chambers: Christopher Hancock QC and Sarah Tresman Read more »

Thu, 15/5/2014

Judgment was handed down on 15 May 2014 in the long-running patent dispute between Actavis and Eli Lilly regarding Lilly’s patent relating to the use of the anti-cancer drug pemetrexed disodium with vitamin B12 and (optionally) folic acid. Actavis sought declarations of non-infringement in... Read more »

Wed, 14/5/2014

Resolving an important issue for businesses and individuals using holding companies, investment vehicles and other corporate structures, the Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of the assets caught by the standard form Commercial Court freezing injunction wording in favour of the defendant, Mr... Read more »

Wed, 7/5/2014

Freezing order made against the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund Mr. Justice Hamblen has delivered judgment granting freezing order relief against the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund. The Fund, which is an international legal organisation created pursuant to the... Read more »

Tue, 15/4/2014

Court declares US$ 2 billion diamond litigation an abuse of process.   Mr Justice Mann has today handed down his ruling that the Russian/Israeli businessman Arkady Gaydamak was barred by res judicata and was abusing the Court's process by seeking a second trial of his dispute with fellow... Read more »

Fri, 11/4/2014

GOOD AND BAD FORUM SHOPPING: is there a difference?   On 11 April 2014 the English Bankruptcy Court handed down an important judgment concerning the scope of so-called forum shopping in bankruptcy cases.   The case was not in the usual run of Irish or German EC Regulation COMI disputes.... Read more »

Tue, 8/4/2014

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment today in an appeal and cross-appeal against a decision of Field J (on an appeal under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996) concerning the meaning of “charterers’ agents” in a very common additional off hire provision where the NYPE form... Read more »

Tue, 1/4/2014

In Cox v Ergo Versicherung [2014] UKSC 22, the Supreme Court has ruled on the law applicable to damages suffered by dependants of a person killed in an accident abroad. Christopher Cox, a serving British Army officer was killed when he was knocked of his bicycle in Germany. His widow sued the... Read more »

Fri, 28/3/2014

In the Bulk Uruguay, Popplewell J considered the correct test for anticipatory breach by renunciation when a party makes it clear that its ability to perform is wholly dependent on the actions of an independent third party.  The dispute arose in the context of a time charter between charterers... Read more »