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.
Members of 7KBW intend to produce news items and bulletins on topics related to Covid-19 at regular intervals over the coming months.
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 […]
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 […]
Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust  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 […]
TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance Plc  EWHC 2710 (Comm) The Commercial Court has today handed down judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance Plc  EWHC 2710 (Comm), following an application heard on 22 September 2020. The judgment is the latest decision to test the way in which business interruption insurance policies […]
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 […]
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 […]
Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb  UKSC 38 The Supreme Court has this morning handed down judgment in Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb  UKSC 38, which is set to become the leading authority on the governing law of arbitration agreements and the role of […]
YS GM Marfin II LLC and ors v Muhammad Ali Lakhani and ors  EWHC 2629 (Comm) The High Court has handed down judgment in YS GM Marfin II LLC and ors v Muhammad Ali Lakhani and ors  EWHC 2629 (Comm), following applications heard on 22 and 23 September 2020. The action is brought […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others  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 […]