Covid-19 News

Members of 7KBW intend to produce news items and bulletins on topics related to Covid-19 at regular intervals over the coming months.

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James Goudkamp elected as a member of The American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (“ALI”) has elected 38 new members  including James Goudkamp. Members bring their expertise to the ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes. They are selected from confidential nominations submitted by ALI members. “It has been a challenging and unsettling few months for all of us,” said […]

October 14, 2020

James Goudkamp publishes Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort

James Goudkamp (along with his co-author, Professor Donal Nolan) has published a new book entitled Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort (20th ed, 2020). Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort has been the leading work on the subject since the first edition was published over 80 years ago, and with the publication of this twentieth edition it continues […]

October 14, 2020

7KBW nominated for 9 awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020

7KBW is delighted to announce they have been nominated for the following 9 awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. Insurance Set of the Year Silk of the Year David Edwards QC Silk of the Year Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC Junior of the Year Benjamin Parker Junior of the Year Keir Howie Professional Negligence Set of […]

September 28, 2020

7KBW welcomes two new tenants

7KBW are delighted to announce that Julia Gibbon and Charlotte Payne have accepted invitations to join Chambers on completion of their pupillages. Future applications should be made via the Pupillage Gateway (2021 season) for pupillages commencing in September 2022 or for deferred applications (which are only offered in exceptional circumstances) commencing in September 2023. More […]

September 22, 2020

FCA TEST CASE – Business Interruption Insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) Jonathan Gaisman QC, Adam Fenton QC and Harry Wright, with Miles Harris of 4 New Square were instructed by Allen & Overy and represented Hiscox Insurance Company Limited in this matter. This expedited case was the first ever under the Financial […]

September 19, 2020

Judgment in COVID-19 business interruption test case: 7KBW team acts for MS Amlin and Ecclesiastical

The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC, Sushma Ananda and Henry Moore, instructed by DAC Beachcroft LLP, represented MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd (“MSA”) and Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (“EIO”) in the expedited test case proceedings started by the FCA in June 2020.  The test case, […]

September 18, 2020

FCA Business Interruption Insurance Test Case – Josephine Higgs

The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) In June 2020 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) brought expedited test case proceedings against eight selected insurers to determine whether certain representative business interruption wordings respond to COVID-19 related losses.  These proceedings led to an urgent, remote 2 week trial […]

September 15, 2020

Gavin Kealey QC featured in The Financial Times

Gavin Kealey QC has been featured in The Financial Times while acting for the insurers in the recent FCA test case in the Commercial Court before Lord Justice Flaux and Mr. Justice Butcher to determine whether sample Business Interruption wordings respond to coronavirus losses. Please view a PDF of the article here.

August 3, 2020

Success in North Sea oil dispute

Apache North Sea Limited v INEOS FPS Limited [2020] EWHC 2081 (Comm) David Allen QC and Michael Ryan successfully represented Apache North Sea Limited in a case against INEOS FPS Ltd concerning an agreement not to unreasonably withhold consent. The parties entered into contracts for the transportation to shore of Apache’s oil from the North […]

July 30, 2020