Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc  EWHC 3535 An important judgment on legal professional privilege has been handed down by the High Court. In Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc  EWHC 3535 the Chancellor considered the scope of litigation privilege and upheld RBS’s claim to privilege over […]
On the 24th January 2018, Gavin Kealey QC was on the panel of judges for the 2nd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition held in Singapore. The final was presided over by: The Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice Steven Chong Gavin Kealey QC Kenneth Tan SC Mr. Hanspreet Singh Sachdev from Drew and Napier and Ms. Chow Zi […]
James Drake QC, has been appointed by the international Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to serve as arbitrator or mediator in CAS arbitrations or mediations.
Michael Ryan comments on this important decision in a recently published article by CDR Magazine. For more information on the full article please click here.
The Lords Goff and Hobhouse lecture was given by Lord Justice Flaux on Thursday 18th January at Inner Temple. To view a copy of the lecture please click here.
 EWCA Civ 25 Gavin Kealey QC was successful again in the Court of Appeal, this time leading Tom Sprange QC and Ruth Byrne of King & Spalding LLP on behalf of WesternZagros Limited, a Canadian headquartered oil and gas company doing business in Kurdistan. The issues concerned the attempts of WesterZagros Limited to obtain […]
National Bank of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Kazakhstan (Claimants) v the Bank Of New York Mellon SA/NV, London Branch (Defendant)  EWHC 3512 (Comm) Christopher Butcher QC appeared on behalf of the Defendant in these Part 8 proceedings. This is the latest development in England of a dispute spanning several jurisdictions and which has […]
At the opening of the new legal year in Singapore on 8th January 2018, the Attorney-General, Mr. Lucien Wong SC congratulated Sir Jeremy on his appointment to the SICC. The Chief Justice, Sundaresh Menon also stated that the very idea of the SICC was conceived in a conversation that he had in London with Sir […]
 UKPC 44 Gavin Kealey QC and James Goudkamp appeared on behalf of the Appellants in this appeal to the Privy Council against the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas. The dispute concerned the beneficial ownership of funds standing to the credit of a joint bank account. An elderly man (“the Testator”) […]
Chambers is delighted to announce that Jawdat Khurshid and James Brocklebank have been successful in this year’s Queen’s Counsel appointments competition and will be appointed to Silk at a ceremony to be held on 26 February 2018. The members of 7 King’s Bench Walk congratulate them both on this achievement. Jawdat Khurshid Jawdat is […]