On the 20th April 2018 Stephen Hofmeyr QC will be speaking at the China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission in China, Guangzhou. Stephen will be speaking on – Shipping and Arbitration: New Opportunity and Charm; and The Development of Arbitration. The Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, together with the CPC Nansha District Committee and Nansha District People’s Government, will […]
Stephen Hofmeyr QC appeared on behalf of the appellants in this matter on an appeal from a decision of Teare J removing an arbitrator pursuant to section 24 of the Arbitration Act 1996 on the ground that he was not qualified to act. The dispute concerned the construction of clause 15.5 of the Joint Excess […]
Alistair Schaff QC and Jocelin Gale acted for the successful claimant owners in this matter concerning maritime letters of indemnity. The ultimate respondent and sub-charterer of the vessel, Glencore Agriculture BV, had requested that discharge of the relevant cargo be effected to its immediate buyer, Aavanti Industries Pte Ltd, and issued letters of indemnity against […]
 EWHC 313 (Ch) Acting for Bank of Cyprus in a multi-million pound fraud case in the Chancery division, involving allegations of forgery. Clara has appeared as sole counsel at several hearings in relation to this litigation, including a full-day security for costs application in which she obtained substantial security for her client – the […]
Submarine cables and Admiralty law: a guide to cable damage claims. An article by Richard Sarll concerning the pursuit of claims for damage to sub-sea cables appears in this month’s edition of Lloyd’s Shipping and Trading Law. The article aims to provide a comprehensive but succinct guide to these claims, which are increasing in number. […]
7KBW is delighted to congratulate Christopher Butcher QC on his appointment as a High Court Judge, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division. He will sit as a nominated Judge of the Commercial Court. The appointment will take effect on 5th March 2018, with the Lord Chief Justice swearing in the new Mr Justice Butcher at 09:45 on 13th […]
A reinsurance arbitration concerned with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and whether contingency losses (mostly arising out of the cancellation or postponement of sporting events, such as the US National Football League and the Ryder Cup) could be aggregated for the purposes of excess of loss reinsurance.
Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc  EWHC 3535 An important judgment on legal professional privilege has been handed down by the High Court. In Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc  EWHC 3535 the Chancellor considered the scope of litigation privilege and upheld RBS’s claim to privilege over […]
On the 24th January 2018, Gavin Kealey QC was on the panel of judges for the 2nd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition held in Singapore. The final was presided over by: The Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice Steven Chong Gavin Kealey QC Kenneth Tan SC Mr. Hanspreet Singh Sachdev from Drew and Napier and Ms. Chow Zi […]
James Drake QC, has been appointed by the international Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to serve as arbitrator or mediator in CAS arbitrations or mediations.