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Lord Mance appointed to the Singapore International Commercial Court.

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 […]

January 10, 2019

7KBW sponsor the 3rd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition in Singapore

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 […]

December 11, 2018

Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? Not at present, but the Court of Appeal says the position may be open to reconsideration

NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A. [2018] 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 […]

December 11, 2018

Flying success for 7KBW team in Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA [2018] EWHC 3315 (Comm)

Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA [2018] 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 […]

December 4, 2018

7KBW have 8 nominations at The Legal 500 UK 2019 Awards

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 […]

December 4, 2018

Early strike out of £39 million fraud and conspiracy claim achieved for Ernst & Young

Cunningham v Ellis & Others [2018] 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 […]

December 3, 2018

James Goudkamp publishes Contributory Negligence: Principles and Practice

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 […]

November 1, 2018

7KBW is a leading set in the latest Chambers & Partners 2019

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 […]

November 1, 2018

Mandatory injunction requiring surrender of possession of an oil tanker

[2018] 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 […]

October 30, 2018

7KBW is ranked a TOP-TIER set in the latest Legal 500 2018

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 […]

October 30, 2018