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7KBW wins three awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020

7KBW are very happy to announce winning Insurance and Shipping Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020. 7KBW would also like to congratulate Benjamin Parker for winning Insurance Junior of the Year. 7KBW were nominated for 9 awards at this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020.

November 20, 2020

Court of Arbitration for Sport decision in relation to the ban imposed by the IAAF on amputee athlete Blake Leeper from competing in the Olympic Games

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has delivered its decision in the case of Blake Leeper v World Athletics (formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF), which concerns the validity and application of an IAAF rule regulating the use of mechanical running aids in elite international athletics. The CAS Panel held that the rule is unlawful […]

November 11, 2020

Elite footballer secures apology and compensation from the World Anti-Doping Agency

In 2016, Mr Mamadou Sakho, an elite professional footballer, gave an anti-doping sample following a UEFA Europa League match between Liverpool Football Club and Manchester United Football Club. The sample contained the substance Higenamine, which is an ingredient of a dietary supplement that Mr Sakho had taken. Mr Sakho was then charged with a violation […]

November 11, 2020

Supreme Court clarifies the illegality defence: James Goudkamp

Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2020] UKSC 43 The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal in Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust on 30 October 2020. James Goudkamp was a member of the Counsel team instructed by the respondent. Henderson is a landmark decision concerning the illegality defence. It confirms […]

November 2, 2020

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 UK Bar Awards 2020

7KBW is delighted to announce they have been nominated for the following 9 awards at the Chambers UK 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 […]

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