7KBW are delighted to announce that Alexander MacDonald has won Shipping Junior of the Year at this year’s Legal 500 Awards. Alex has also won this year Insurance Junior of the Year at the 2018 Chambers Bar Awards. Full results of The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019 can be found here.
Members of 7KBW intend to produce news items and bulletins on topics related to Covid-19 at regular intervals over the coming months.
The President of the Republic of Singapore has appointed Lord Mance as international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) for a period of 2 years commencing 5th January 2019. Lord Mance, 75, who read law at University College, Oxford, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1965 and appointed Queen’s […]
7KBW will be sponsoring the 3rd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition held in Singapore. This Finals will be held on 23rd January 2019 and will be presided by a distinguished panel of judges: The Honourable Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin The Honourable Judicial Commissioner Pang Khang Chau Mr. Richard Southern QC, 7 Kings Bench Walk The […]
NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A.  EWCA Civ 2760 In this appeal, Robert Bright Q.C. and Charles Holroyd, instructed by Watson Farley Williams, successfully represented the respondent bank. The appeal was brought by a vessel owner against a decision of Teare J., who had dismissed the owner’s application to have its […]
Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA  EWHC 3315 (Comm) Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC, Anna Gotts and Harry Wright have successfully defended a $260m claim for damages by Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited (“APFL”) on behalf of Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA (“CAI”), the former operator of the Alitalia airline. APFL claimed […]
This year 7KBW have been nominated for 8 awards at The Legal 500 UK 2019 Awards. International Arbitration Set of the Year Silk of the Year – Siobán Healy QC Junior of the Year – Marcus Mander Shipping Set of the Year Silk of the Year – Jonathan Gaisman QC Silk […]
Cunningham v Ellis & Others  EWHC 3188 (Comm) James Brocklebank QC and Ralph Morley have successfully secured the dismissal of a £39m Commercial Court fraud and conspiracy claim against their client, Ernst & Young (EY). The claim was struck out and summary judgment was given in favour of EY. The claimant had been majority […]
The Atlantik Confidence  EWCA 2590 Civ This is the latest in a series of events since Mr Justice Teare ruled, in October 2016, in proceedings between the owner of the Atlantik Confidence and cargo interests, that the owner and Mr Agaoglu (the beneficial owner of the vessel) had wilfully cast away the vessel. Since […]
James Goudkamp (along with his co-author, Professor Donal Nolan) has published a new book entitled Contributory Negligence: Principles and Practice (OUP, 2018). Despite the centrality of the contributory negligence doctrine in practice, very little is known about how it functions in reality. This volume provides legal practitioners with a ‘one-stop-shop’ where they can find clear […]
7KBW has been ranked as top set in following areas: Insurance Band 1 Shipping & Commodities Band 1 7KBW has been ranked as a leading set in the following areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution Energy & Natural Resources International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance Professional Negligence 7KBW has 19 ranked silk barristers, and 17 […]
 EWHC 2790 (Comm) Charles Holroyd (instructed by Reed Smith LLP) acted for the Security Trustee under a Loan Agreement and successfully obtained an interim injunction requiring Fire Navigation Inc (“Owners”), owners of the m.t. “MEGACORE HONAMI” (“the Vessel”), to surrender possession of the vessel. The Security Trustee’s case was that the Owners had defaulted […]
The latest Legal 500 2018 describes 7KBW: In the fields of insurance and reinsurance, the barristers at ‘stellar’ 7 King’s Bench Walk are ‘in the premier league’ of the Bar. At the top end the set is ‘as star studded as any’ chambers; no wonder it is described as ‘one of the pre-eminent shipping and […]