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Thu, 21/7/2016

On 18 July 2016, Knowles J handed down judgment on a s.69 appeal raising an important question of law relating to the law of international trade, namely whether for the purposes of a contractual indemnity, a liability to a third party is “established and ascertained”, such that the... Read more »

Mon, 18/7/2016

The MV Renos [2016] EWHC 1580 (Comm) On 1 July 2016, Knowles J handed down judgment following a three week trial in a substantial marine insurance dispute.  The claim was for an indemnity of around US$15 million for the alleged constructive total loss (“CTL”) of a vessel following... Read more »

Thu, 12/5/2016

Charles Kimmins QC and Leonora Sagan acted for Glencore International AG (“Glencore”), the successful claimant in a challenge to an award under s.69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. In this briefing, Leonora Sagan provides an insight into Knowles J’s judgment, which will be... Read more »

Thu, 12/5/2016

On 12 February 2016, Arnold J gave judgement on the trial of the remitted issues in Actavis v Eli Lilly. In this multi-billion pound, multi-jurisdictional patent action, Thomas Raphael QC has been acting for Actavis as part of a multi-disciplinary team. His special responsibility has been the... Read more »

Thu, 12/5/2016

The Court of Appeal (Hallett, Briggs LJJ and Moylan J)  handed down their decision upholding the judgment of Blair J in favour of the web retailer The Hut. The Appellants, Oliver Nobahar-Cookson and a Jersey trust of which he was settlor, had sought to argue that The Hut's £4.3m... Read more »

Thu, 12/5/2016

The Supreme Court (Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Toulson SCJJ) has handed down judgment this morning in The Global Santosh [2016] UKSC 20, which concerned the meaning of “charterers’ agents” in a very common additional off-hire provision. The Appellant,... Read more »

Thu, 12/5/2016

Julian Kenny QC appeared for the Appellants in the Supreme Court who handed down judgment 11 May, a much anticipated ruling by shipowners and subsidiary companies affected by the OW Bunker collapse.  The judgment affirms the rulings of the Court of Appeal and of first instance Judge, Males J,... Read more »

Tue, 3/5/2016

David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin acted for the successful Appellant in an appeal from the decision of Andrew Smith J, who had originally refused to grant the application of Addax Energy SA (“Addax”) for security for its, and a third party defendant’s, costs of just under £... Read more »

Tue, 26/4/2016

Reyes v Al-Malki [2015] IRLR 289 (Court of Appeal, now going to Supreme Court) - an important judgment on diplomatic immunity, holding that Article 31(1)(c) of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations does not exclude diplomatic immunity in the context of employment/human trafficking... Read more »

Fri, 2/10/2015

In this case, the parties entered into a series of derivatives contracts with each other relating to energy commodities.  The contracts were governed by English law.  Further, clause 13.2 of the contracts provided that: “with respect to any suit, action or proceedings relating to... Read more »