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

7KBW nominated in the 2018 Chambers Bar Awards

7 King’s Bench Walk are delighted to announce they have been nominated for 8 awards at this year’s Chambers Bar Awards 2018, in the following categories: Insurance: Set of the Year     Silk of the Year – David Edwards QC   Junior of the Year – Michael Holmes     – Alexander MacDonald   […]

September 5, 2018

7KBW sponsors the CDR Autumn Litigation Symposium 2018

7KBW will be sponsoring CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium 2018, taking place on Thursday 20th September 2018, at the Sofitel St James London. Several 7KBW members will be attending: Lord Mance (chair), Rebecca Sabben Clare QC (speaking) and Harry Wright (speaking). For more information on the event and registration please click here.

September 5, 2018

Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? No

NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A. [2018] EWHC 2033 (Admlty) In a decision that will be of interest to all shipping and admiralty lawyers, Robert Bright Q.C., Charles Holroyd and Marcus Mander instructed by Watson Farley Williams, have successfully defended an application by a vessel owner to have its vessel released from […]

July 31, 2018