Songa Winds v Navig8 v Glencore

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 […]

March 2, 2018

Stavrinides & Ors v Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd (t/a Laiki Bank UK) & Anor

[2018] 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 […]

March 1, 2018

Article by Richard Sarll – Submarine Cables and Admiralty Law

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.   […]

February 21, 2018

Christopher Butcher QC appointed as High Court Judge

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 […]

February 19, 2018

September 11 contingency claims

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.

February 14, 2018

Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc

Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2017] 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 [2017] EWHC 3535 the Chancellor considered the scope of litigation privilege and upheld RBS’s claim to privilege over […]

February 9, 2018

7KBW sponsor the 2nd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition (2018) in Singapore

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 […]

January 31, 2018

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

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.

January 31, 2018

The Lords Goff and Hobhouse Lecture

The Lords Goff and Hobhouse lecture was given by Lord Justice Flaux on Thursday 18th January at Inner Temple. To view a copy of the lecture please click here.    

January 19, 2018