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Tue, 20/11/2018
Saulawa & Another v Abeyratne & Another [2018] EWHC 2463 (Ch) The court considered the requirements under CPR 38.7 for granting permission to bring a fresh claim arising out of the same facts as a claim which had been discontinued. On the facts of this case, the fresh claim was a re-run of a claim that had been settled by a settlement agreement and consent order some three years previously. The court considered that there should be a natural reluctance to allow re-litigation of a...
Fri, 16/11/2018
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to be supporting the 2nd annual Asset Recovery International conference in Dublin. The conference will be held between 27 February – 1 March 2019. Bringing together global experts form the industry, the conference will provide in-depth guidance on various aspects of fraud litigation, enforcement and contentious insolvency. Duncan Matthews QC and Stephen Atherton QC from 20 Essex Street will be speaking at the conference on the 28 February and 1...
Wed, 14/11/2018
Andrew Dinsmore has been instructed by SPG Law on behalf of another large group of claimants to bring an action against Cathay Pacific following their high-profile cybersecurity breach. This follows Andrew’s recent instruction in the similar British Airways data breach but this case is significantly larger as the data breach affects 9.4 million customers from across the globe.   Andrew practices in high-value, complex commercial litigation and has developed a specialism in...
Tue, 13/11/2018
Monica Feria-Tinta joined an expert round table on “The Role of International Courts in Protecting Environmental Commons”, convened by PluriCourts, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu on 9th November.  Monica's contribution focused on the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the law of the sea, in protecting...
Tue, 13/11/2018
Monica Feria-Tinta joined an expert round table on “The Role of International Courts in Protecting Environmental Commons”, convened by PluriCourts, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu on 9th November.   Monica's contribution focused on the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the law of the sea, in...
Mon, 12/11/2018
Dr Kate Parlett has published a chapter entitled “State Conduct in Territorial Disputes beyond Effectivités: Recognition, Acquiescence, Renunciation, and Estoppel”, in a new Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law.  A signifiant proportion of inter-State disputes that lead to litigation involve competing claims to sovereignty over territory, and in a large number of these cases, one State relies upon the conduct of another State to support its own...
Fri, 9/11/2018
In Qingdao Huiquan Shipping Company v Shanghai Dong He Xin Industry Group Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 3009 (Comm) the Commercial Court reaffirmed and clarified the circumstances in which an anti-suit injunction can be granted on “Angelic Grace” grounds against a foreign litigant who is not a party to an exclusive forum agreement. The Court also granted the injunction in question notwithstanding that the foreign proceedings had been commenced and served over a year before anti-suit relief was...
Thu, 8/11/2018
Monica Feria-Tinta will be delivering a public lecture on state immunity and human rights today, at the Trinity College Law Review Distinguished Speaker Series, Trinity College, Dublin.   The Trinity College Law Review (TCLR) is Ireland's oldest and leading student-edited law journal. The TCLR promotes legal discourse by means of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Former guests in the series have been Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court of the United States), Lord Hoffmann and...
Tue, 6/11/2018
Astex Therapeutics Ltd v AstraZeneca AB [2018] EWCA Civ 2444 Josephine Davies appeared for the Appellant in this significant Court of Appeal case arising from a pharmaceutical drug discovery collaboration agreement. The appeal concerned both liability and costs. Although, the Court found for the Respondents (on a point of construction) on the main liability appeal, its decision on costs is important. The judge at first instance had awarded costs of trial against the Appellant on the indemnity...
Thu, 1/11/2018
Monica Feria -Tinta and Simon Milnes' article on "The Rise of Environmental Law in International Dispute Resolution" has been published in the Yearbook of International Environmental Law by Oxford University Press. The article analyses the latest and potentially most significant decision in a series of high-profile international judicial rulings that acknowledge legal consequences for environmental harm.   The authors argue that this is not an isolated development, but...