Coronavirus: an update from 7 King’s Bench Walk

7KBW has written a note in relation to Coronavirus and Business Interruption Cover Claims. We intend to produce notes on topics affecting the insurance and reinsurance industry at regular intervals over the coming months. 7KBW is the leading insurance and reinsurance law set. It is the only first tier insurance law set according to both […]

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus and Business Interruption Cover Bulletin

Executive Summary Many policies of business interruption insurance will not respond to revenue losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless: even standard property damage based business interruption policies may respond in certain factual situations; and certain broader policies will respond more readily, but careful analysis is required. Analysis Coronavirus and Business Interruption Insurance: The Issue […]

March 27, 2020


A personal message from everyone at 7KBW. We are alert to the evolving circumstances both in the UK and worldwide. We are continuously monitoring Covid-19 developments and Government announcements and guidance. Our main priority is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, colleagues and our clients who visit chambers. 7KBW have arrangements […]

March 17, 2020

Five members of 7KBW instructed in Carillion/KPMG litigation

Five members of 7 King’s Bench Walk have been instructed in forthcoming litigation in the Business and Property Courts, as reported by The Lawyer. Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC and Timothy Kenefick are instructed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, acting for the claimants, Carillion, appointed by the Official Receiver. Jonathan Gaisman QC, James Brocklebank QC and […]

March 5, 2020

Article by Douglas Grant – Coronavirus: legal implications for the shipping industry

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) an international public health emergency. The WHO has not, as yet, recommended international travel restrictions. However, a number of governments are now denying entry to foreign nationals coming from China, while Australia and Singapore are refusing to allow […]

February 18, 2020

7KBW features in The Lawyer’s Top Appeals of 2020

7KBW has 3 cases listed in The Lawyer’s Top Appeals of 2020.   Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton LLP. Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC, Benjamin Parker and Harry Wright, instructed by Squire Patton Boggs partner Anthony Taylor for Manchester Building Society. The case is a two day Supreme Court Appeal in May 2020. Manchester Building Society […]

February 16, 2020

7KBW features in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020

7KBW has two cases listed in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020.   Mamadou Sakho and MS Pop Limited v World Anti-Doping Agency. Richard Waller QC and James Goudkamp are instructed by Morgan Sports Law partner Mike Morgan and senior associate Donna Bartley for the Premier League Defender. Former Liverpool FC and France footballer […]

February 16, 2020

David Allen QC and Jason Robinson successfully apply on behalf of the shareholders of FBME Bank for an order that two former Scotland Yard police detectives and private investigators are in contempt of Court

Saab v Dangate Consulting Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 48 (Comm) Following her Ladyship’s judgment in June 2019 ([2019] EWHC 1558 (Comm)), Mrs Justice Cockerill has found that the two former Scotland Yard police detectives and private investigators are in contempt of Court for failing to deliver up all confidential documents obtained by them during […]

January 15, 2020