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Recent Cases

Thu, 25/6/2009

Aikens J decided a number of important issues relating to the determination of the applicable law of a tort claim under the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 in the context of a letter of credit dispute between Trafigura and a Korean Bank.  Stephen Males QC... Read more »

Thu, 25/6/2009

In the first substantive case to reach the appellate courts on the Competition Act 1998, the Court of Appeal upheld the findings of the CAT that JJB had made price fixing agreements with Umbro, Manchester United and other retailers in relation to the England and Manchester United replica football... Read more »

Wed, 10/6/2009

In a unanimous ruling by a nine judge panel the House of Lords today held that the Control Order system as operated to date breached the fundamental right to a fair hearing under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Control Orders are made under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005... Read more »

Tue, 10/2/2009

Case C-185/07 Allianz SpA and Generali Assicurazioni Generali SpA v West Tankers Inc, The Front Comor, Judgment of the ECJ, 10 February 2009.  In a judgment that has been much anticipated by the London arbitration community, the ECJ has ruled that it is incompatible with the Brussels... Read more »

Fri, 21/11/2008

In McCall v Poulton, the Court of Appeal have upheld a decision by a County Court to refer questions to the European Court of Justice which would enable the English courts to determine definitively the extent of the obligation of the Motor Insurers Bureau to compensate the victims of uninsured... Read more »

Tue, 27/3/2007

Members of Chambers: Nicholas Hamblen QC for the Appellants (instructed by Reed Smith), and Timothy Young QC and Henry Byam-Cook for the Respondents (instructed by MFB) Read more »