Two new tenants at 7KBW

7KBW are delighted to announce that Daniel Corteville and Henry Ashwell have accepted invitations to join Chambers on completion of their pupillages. Future applications should be made via the Pupillage Gateway (2019 season) for pupillages commencing in September 2020 or for deferred applications (which are only offered in exceptional circumstances) commencing in September 2021. More […]

September 14, 2018

7KBW nominated in the 2018 Chambers Bar Awards

7 King’s Bench Walk are delighted to announce they have been nominated for 8 awards at this year’s Chambers Bar Awards 2018, in the following categories: Insurance: Set of the Year     Silk of the Year – David Edwards QC   Junior of the Year – Michael Holmes     – Alexander MacDonald   […]

September 5, 2018

7KBW sponsors the CDR Autumn Litigation Symposium 2018

7KBW will be sponsoring CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium 2018, taking place on Thursday 20th September 2018, at the Sofitel St James London. Several 7KBW members will be attending: Lord Mance (chair), Rebecca Sabben Clare QC (speaking) and Harry Wright (speaking). For more information on the event and registration please click here.

September 5, 2018

Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? No

NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A. [2018] EWHC 2033 (Admlty) In a decision that will be of interest to all shipping and admiralty lawyers, Robert Bright Q.C., Charles Holroyd and Marcus Mander instructed by Watson Farley Williams, have successfully defended an application by a vessel owner to have its vessel released from […]

July 31, 2018

David Allen QC to deliver speech in Mexico City

David Allen QC has been invited to speak during English Law week in Mexico City (3-4 September 2018) on the subject of International Arbitration. The event has been organised by the Bar Council and the Law Society, with the Mexican Chambers of Commerce and the three main national bar associations in Mexico.

July 25, 2018

Lord (Jonathan) Mance returns to 7KBW as an arbitrator

Lord Mance has re-joined chambers at 7 King’s Bench Walk, following his retirement as Deputy President of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 6th June 2018. He is available for appointment as arbitrator in a wide variety of cases, particularly international, commercial and investment arbitration. Lord Mance sat from 1993 to 1999 as […]

July 17, 2018

Commercial Court analyses familiar Greek-law defences to guarantee claims

[2018] EWHC 1733 (Comm) The Commercial Court handed down judgment on 6 July 2018 in HSBC Bank Plc v Antaeus & ors., upholding HSBC’s c.US$2.5 million claim against defaulting ship-finance borrowers and their corporate and personal guarantors. The judgment of Deputy Judge Andrew Henshaw QC includes a 6-page consideration of Articles 862, 281 and 288 […]

July 9, 2018