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Wed, 24/4/2013
On 23 April 2013 Charles N. Brower delivered the keynote address to a conference in Washington, D.C. entitled "Complex Issues in International Arbitration" sponsored by the LCIA, ICSID and the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. His address was entitled "From 'Dealing in Virtue' to 'Profiting From Injustice': The Case Against the Re-Statification of Investment Dispute Resolution." On this occasion the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association...
Mon, 1/4/2013
The members of 20 Essex Street are pleased to announce that Christopher Newman (formerly of Littleton Chambers) has now joined Chambers. Christopher has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in civil fraud, banking, company law and telecommunications. Iain Milligan QC, Head of Chambers at 20 Essex Street says: "We are delighted that Chris Newman is joining us at 20 Essex Street. He has a well-established practice and will add greater breadth and depth to the service which...
Sun, 31/3/2013
National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd & Others (in which Stephen Morris QC appeared on behalf of the French defendants) was one of only two UK cases recently shortlisted in the Litigation of the Year category for the Global Competition Law Review Awards 2013.  
Tue, 19/3/2013
Sara Masters QC has been invited by The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) to speak on the topic of "Interim Relief in International Arbitration". The seminar will be held in Singapore on 16 April 2013 and further details of this event can be found in the attached flyer.
Tue, 12/3/2013
On 6th April 2013 the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 comes into force. This Act will fundamentally change some aspects of insurance law. Graham Charkham has prepared a paper in which he provides a guide to The Act and highlights possible difficulties which are likely to arise in the future.
Tue, 26/2/2013
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to announce that Michael Collett has been appointed Queen's Counsel. Repeatedly recognised in the main legal directories as a leading junior in Shipping and Commodities, Michael's commercial practice also includes insurance and reinsurance, banking disputes and international arbitration.
Mon, 18/2/2013
Members of Chambers congratulate Penelope Nevill on her appointment to the Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel (C Panel) with effect from 1 March 2013.
Fri, 1/2/2013
In its February 2013 issue, Global Competition Review (GCR) published its UK Barrister Survey in which it profiled 12 barristers whom it considered to be "raising the bar". The publication identifies Stephen Morris QC as one of the country's leading silks, describing him as "rigorous and precise" and commending his work in relation to a "host of notable competition cases" including representation of the OFT in the recent milk and dairy disputes.
Wed, 23/1/2013
Members of Chambers are holding a commercial litigation conference to celebrate the third anniversary of the opening of their office in Singapore. The seminar, entitled "Recent Developments in Banking and Financial Services Law", will take place in Singapore on 5 March 2013.                                     ...
Mon, 14/1/2013
Professor David Caron has been appointed as Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London He assumes the newly established position with effect from mid-2013. The appointment follows a £20m donation by Mr Dickson Poon CBE as part of the launch of the School's scholarship programme (which is the largest ever Law scholarship programme in Europe). The School's aim is to build its reputation as one of the country's top law schools and to set new standards in legal...