Flying success for 7KBW team in Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA [2018] EWHC 3315 (Comm)

Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA [2018] EWHC 3315 (Comm) Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC, Anna Gotts and Harry Wright have successfully defended a $260m claim for damages by Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited (“APFL”) on behalf of Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA (“CAI”), the former operator of the Alitalia airline. APFL claimed […]

December 4, 2018

7KBW have 8 nominations at The Legal 500 UK 2019 Awards

This year 7KBW have been nominated for 8 awards at The Legal 500 UK 2019 Awards. International Arbitration Set of the Year   Silk of the Year – Siobán Healy QC    Junior of the Year – Marcus Mander Shipping Set of the Year   Silk of the Year – Jonathan Gaisman QC   Silk […]

December 4, 2018

Early strike out of £39 million fraud and conspiracy claim achieved for Ernst & Young

Cunningham v Ellis & Others [2018] EWHC 3188 (Comm) James Brocklebank QC and Ralph Morley have successfully secured the dismissal of a £39m Commercial Court fraud and conspiracy claim against their client, Ernst & Young (EY). The claim was struck out and summary judgment was given in favour of EY. The claimant had been majority […]

December 3, 2018

James Goudkamp publishes Contributory Negligence: Principles and Practice

James Goudkamp (along with his co-author, Professor Donal Nolan) has published a new book entitled Contributory Negligence: Principles and Practice (OUP, 2018). Despite the centrality of the contributory negligence doctrine in practice, very little is known about how it functions in reality. This volume provides legal practitioners with a ‘one-stop-shop’ where they can find clear […]

November 1, 2018

7KBW is a leading set in the latest Chambers & Partners 2019

7KBW has been ranked as top set in following areas: Insurance Band 1 Shipping & Commodities Band 1   7KBW has been ranked as a leading set in the following areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution Energy & Natural Resources International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance Professional Negligence   7KBW has 19 ranked silk barristers, and 17 […]

November 1, 2018

Mandatory injunction requiring surrender of possession of an oil tanker

[2018] EWHC 2790 (Comm) Charles Holroyd (instructed by Reed Smith LLP) acted for the Security Trustee under a Loan Agreement and successfully obtained an interim injunction requiring Fire Navigation Inc (“Owners”), owners of the m.t. “MEGACORE HONAMI” (“the Vessel”), to surrender possession of the vessel. The Security Trustee’s case was that the Owners had defaulted […]

October 30, 2018

7KBW is ranked a TOP-TIER set in the latest Legal 500 2018

The latest Legal 500 2018 describes 7KBW: In the fields of insurance and reinsurance, the barristers at ‘stellar’ 7 King’s Bench Walk are ‘in the premier league’ of the Bar. At the top end the set is ‘as star studded as any’ chambers; no wonder it is described as ‘one of the pre-eminent shipping and […]

October 30, 2018

Winners at The Chambers Bar Awards 2018

7KBW are very happy to congratulate Alistair Schaff QC and Alexander MacDonald for winning at this years Chambers Bar Awards 2018. 7KBW were nominated for 8 awards, and are very happy to say we won the following: Insurance: Junior of the Year – Alexander MacDonald Shipping: Silk of the Year – Alistair Schaff QC More […]

October 29, 2018

Clive Freedman QC appointed as a High Court Judge

7KBW is delighted to congratulate Clive Freedman QC on his appointment as a Justice of the High Court assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. The appointment will take effect on Monday 22nd October 2018.  He will be sworn in at 930am on that day by the Lord Chief Justice in Court 4 at the Royal […]

October 17, 2018