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Carillion v KPMG: 7KBW teams act in pre-action disclosure application

Carillion plc (in liquidation) v KPMG LLP and KPMG Audit plc [2020] EWHC 1416 (Comm) 7KBW teams acted on both sides of Carillion plc’s application against KPMG for pre-action disclosure, in which the Commercial Court has handed down judgment in KPMG’s favour. KPMG (represented by Jonathan Gaisman QC, James Brocklebank QC, and Ralph Morley) successfully […]

June 3, 2020

FCA coronavirus test case

Two teams from 7KBW are acting for three insurers involved in the FCA test case to determine whether sample Business Interruption wordings respond to coronavirus losses. The test case is expected to lead to an urgent trial in late July, in what is likely to be the most significant insurance litigation for many years. With […]

June 1, 2020

English court considers how Article 31(2) of Brussels I Recast operates where there is a dispute as to which of two courts, if either of them, has exclusive jurisdiction

Generali Italia S.p.A v Pelagic Fisheries Corp. [2020] EWHC 1228 (Comm) Peter MacDonald Eggers Q.C. and Marcus Mander acted for 23 insurers under hull and machinery and increased value policies in successfully resisting challenges to the English court’s jurisdiction under Article 29(1) of Brussels I Recast.  The hearing was conducted remotely using Skype for Business. […]

May 19, 2020

COVID-19: Bulletin 4

Richard Southern QC and Richard Sarll of 7KBW have prepared a bulletin on COVID-19 and the oil market, which considers the applicability of frustration and force majeure to contracts for the sale of oil and oil products. Members of 7KBW intend to produce bulletins on various topics affecting the oil industry at regular intervals over […]

May 6, 2020

COVID-19: Bulletin 3

Richard Southern QC and Richard Sarll of 7KBW have prepared a bulletin on COVID-19 and the oil market, which considers the recovery of hedging losses. Members of 7KBW intend to produce bulletins on various topics affecting the oil industry at regular intervals over the coming months. Members of 7KBW have extensive experience of the oil […]

May 1, 2020

Sioban Healy QC appointed by the Premier League to its new Judicial Panel

Sioban Healy QC has been appointed as a member of the Premier League Judicial Panel, one of 4 silks so appointed. The Premier League has created a new Judicial Panel of 15 members, plus an Appeal Panel of 6 members, to adjudicate independently disciplinary cases referred to it by the Premier League Board and to […]

April 29, 2020

COVID-19: Insurance Bulletin 2

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC and Douglas Grant of 7KBW have prepared a bulletin on Insurance and Reinsurance Aggregation issues relating to COVID-19. Members of 7KBW intend to produce bulletins on topics affecting the insurance and reinsurance industry at regular intervals over the coming months. Members of 7KBW have extensive experience of the issues of insurance […]

April 28, 2020

“See to it” guarantee or demand bond? The latest authority from the Commercial Court

Shanghai Shipyard Co Ltd v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Limited [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm) The Commercial Court (Knowles J) has handed down judgment in a preliminary issues trial concerning the proper characterisation of a shipbuilding guarantee: Shanghai Shipyard Co Ltd v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Limited [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm). The principal issue […]

April 3, 2020

COVID-19: Insurance Bulletin 1

Rebecca Sabben Clare QC and Andrew Pearson of 7KBW have written a note in relation to Coronavirus and Business Interruption Cover Claims. Members of 7KBW intend to produce bulletins on topics affecting the insurance and reinsurance industry at regular intervals over the coming months. Members of 7KBW have extensive experience of the issues of insurance […]

March 30, 2020

7 KING’S BENCH WALK (7KBW) COVID-19 MEASURES

A personal message from everyone at 7KBW. We are alert to the evolving circumstances both in the UK and worldwide. We are continuously monitoring Covid-19 developments and Government announcements and guidance. Our main priority is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, colleagues and our clients who visit chambers. 7KBW have arrangements […]

March 17, 2020