The Supreme Court has given judgment in AIG Europe Limited v Woodman  UKSC 18, in an expedited appeal from the Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 367. The judgment concerns the true construction of the aggregation provision contained in clause 2.5 of the Minimum Terms and Conditions (“MTC”) annexed to the Solicitors Indemnity Insurance […]
Andrew Wales QC was a speaker at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery conference in Geneva, on 16 – 17 March 2017. This is Europe’s leading conference on civil fraud investigations, litigation and asset recovery. Andrew spoke on Intermediary Liability and Dishonest Assistance: Claims Against Banks. The full conference programme can be found here.
Many congratulation to Robert Bright QC who has featured in the Lloyd’s List’s Top 10 Maritime Lawyers 2017. The article in the Lloyd’s List can he found here. Robert Bright QC, 7 King’s Bench Walk Chambers ON May 11, 2016, the industry eyed the Supreme Court for judgment on the OW Bunker test case, The […]
Turner v Norton (Ch D) Tim Jenns acted for the successful Defendant, a British Citizen resident in Barbados. The Claimant, also a British Citizen resident in Barbados, sued the Defendant seeking to recover sums allegedly due under a loan agreement made between the parties. The loan was advanced in Barbados and denominated in Barbadian dollars […]
Members of 7KBW wish to congratulate Clara Benn on being appointed to the Attorney General’s C panel of junior counsel to the Crown. The appointment will last until August 2022 and reflects upon the quality of Clara’s practice.
 EWHC 246 (QB) Harry Wright acted for the successful Defendant, a solicitor sued by her former law firm for alleged breaches of duty arising in the context of a mortgage transaction in which the borrowers turned out to be fraudsters. The Claimant suffered loss in settling with the mortgage lender, and having been indemnified […]
 EWHC 253 (Comm) Stephen Hofmyer QC and Gavin Geary were instructed on behalf of Korean shipbuilders, STX O&S, successfully resisting a claim for about $180 million in this Commercial Court trial. In April 2013 STX&OS entered into an Option Agreement with Teekay Tankers, providing for the construction and delivery of, in Teekays’ option, up […]
 EWCA Civ 9 This is a case in which the Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the autonomy of a letter of credit, and its independence from the underlying transaction to which it stood as security. The claimants Petrosaudi entered into a drilling contract with PDVSA for the performance of drilling services in Venezuela. The […]
 EWCA Civ 25 On 25 January 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld Eder J’s ruling that a payment of money into escrow was not an insured loss under a programme of liability insurance. The payment was not an ascertainment of liability for the purpose of the rule in Post Office v. Norwich Union and […]
James Goudkamp has recently published the book Defences in Contract (2017). This is the third part of a four-volume series of books concerned with defences in private law. A link to the publisher’s website, which contains a blurb of the book and a picture of it is available here. James has published the book […]