New book on Insurance Act

“A Practical Guide to the Insurance Act 2015”, co-authored by Harry Wright (of 7KBW) and David Kendall, has been published. The Insurance Act 2015 is the first comprehensive statutory reform of the insurance law of the United Kingdom since the Marine Insurance Act 1906. It introduces thorough and, in some cases, fairly drastic reform of […]

August 15, 2017

Clive Freedman QC successfully wins high profile case – BHL v Leumi ABL

COLLECTION FEES: THE PERIL OF NOT EXERCISING A CONTRACTUAL DISCRETION Clive Freedman QC of 7 KBW, leading Simon Mills, instructed by James Southworth of Eversheds Sutherland, has succeeded in a claim of particular interest to the factoring and invoice discounting industry.  They acted for BHL, a company having a shareholding in the company which manufactures […]

July 31, 2017

Vitol SA v Beta Renowable SA

On 7 July 2017 judgment was given by Mrs Justice Carr in the matter of Vitol SA v Beta Renowable SA, a claim for non-delivery of biofuels, in which Richard Sarll acted for the defendant supplier.  The judgment contains an interpretation of interdependent obligations in the sale of goods (e.g. the need for the buyer […]

July 7, 2017

Trilogy Management Limited v Harcus Sinclair

Christopher Butcher QC and Harry Wright obtained summary judgment on behalf of a firm of solicitors facing a claim in negligence by a (non-client) third party , on the basis that the claim was statute barred. The case was unusual in that it was the Defendant’s second application for summary disposal of the claim. It […]

May 24, 2017

Ocean Victory – Supreme Court Judgment

Dominic Kendrick QC and Gavin Geary were instructed on behalf of the successful time charterers in this appeal to the Supreme Court. The Ocean Victory was lost whilst leaving Kashima in a strong northerly gale. The vessel left the port due to difficulties at berth caused by long waves. At first instance, the Judge held […]

May 10, 2017

Apex v Global Torch Appeal

The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment concerning the effect of exclusive jurisdiction agreements and how, notwithstanding clear wording of such an agreement, a party may nevertheless submit to the jurisdiction of the English Court and waive any right to rely upon an exclusive jurisdiction agreement in favour of the courts of another […]

May 8, 2017

7KBW publication – Carver on Charterparties

7KBW congratulate the authors on the publication of Carver on Charterparties, under the editorship of Professor Howard Bennett. The authors are Professor Howard Bennett, Robert Bright QC, Julia Dias QC, Sioban Healy QC, Stephen Hofmeyr QC, Simon Kerr, Alex MacDonald, Peter MacDonald Eggers QC, Richard Sarll and Professor Stephen Girvin. For more details on the […]

May 2, 2017