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James Goudkamp publishes Contributory Negligence: Principles and Practice

James Goudkamp (along with his co-author, Professor Donal Nolan) has published a new book entitled Contributory Negligence: Principles and Practice (OUP, 2018). Despite the centrality of the contributory negligence doctrine in practice, very little is known about how it functions in reality. This volume provides legal practitioners with a ‘one-stop-shop’ where they can find clear […]

November 1, 2018

7KBW is a leading set in the latest Chambers & Partners 2019

7KBW has been ranked as top set in following areas: Insurance Band 1 Shipping & Commodities Band 1   7KBW has been ranked as a leading set in the following areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution Energy & Natural Resources International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance Professional Negligence   7KBW has 19 ranked silk barristers, and 17 […]

November 1, 2018

Mandatory injunction requiring surrender of possession of an oil tanker

[2018] EWHC 2790 (Comm) Charles Holroyd (instructed by Reed Smith LLP) acted for the Security Trustee under a Loan Agreement and successfully obtained an interim injunction requiring Fire Navigation Inc (“Owners”), owners of the m.t. “MEGACORE HONAMI” (“the Vessel”), to surrender possession of the vessel. The Security Trustee’s case was that the Owners had defaulted […]

October 30, 2018

7KBW is ranked a TOP-TIER set in the latest Legal 500 2018

The latest Legal 500 2018 describes 7KBW: In the fields of insurance and reinsurance, the barristers at ‘stellar’ 7 King’s Bench Walk are ‘in the premier league’ of the Bar. At the top end the set is ‘as star studded as any’ chambers; no wonder it is described as ‘one of the pre-eminent shipping and […]

October 30, 2018

Winners at The Chambers Bar Awards 2018

7KBW are very happy to congratulate Alistair Schaff QC and Alexander MacDonald for winning at this years Chambers Bar Awards 2018. 7KBW were nominated for 8 awards, and are very happy to say we won the following: Insurance: Junior of the Year – Alexander MacDonald Shipping: Silk of the Year – Alistair Schaff QC More […]

October 29, 2018

Clive Freedman QC appointed as a High Court Judge

7KBW is delighted to congratulate Clive Freedman QC on his appointment as a Justice of the High Court assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. The appointment will take effect on Monday 22nd October 2018.  He will be sworn in at 930am on that day by the Lord Chief Justice in Court 4 at the Royal […]

October 17, 2018

US sanctions do not relieve insurers of their obligation to pay

[2018] EWHC 2643 (Comm) Jawdat Khurshid QC and Anna Gotts acted for the successful insured in expedited proceedings brought against various Lloyd’s syndicates for an indemnity under a marine cargo insurance policy arising out of the loss of cargoes shipped to Iran in 2012.  The defendant insurers resisted liability on the basis that payment “would […]

October 15, 2018

Richard Sarll – co-editor, Lowndes & Rudolf, 15th Edition

Richard Sarll is pleased to announce the publication of Lowndes & Rudolf, General Average and York-Antwerp Rules, 15th Edition, of which he is a co-editor together with Richard Cornah and Joseph Shead of Richards Hogg Lindley. The latest edition of Lowndes & Rudolf contains extensive reconsideration of the principle of substituted expenses following the decision […]

October 9, 2018

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