Talks

For details of talks and seminars currently offered by members of 7KBW please contact Emily Morris, at emorris@7kbw.co.uk.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

  • Changes to the 1996 Arbitration Act
  • Jurisdiction and enforcement
  • The modern day arbitrator – expectations and irritations
  • Security for costs in arbitration (in the context of third party funding)

GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTES TOPICS

  • Civil procedure (especially relief from sanctions, judicial bias and recusal, costs, limitation, freezing orders and other interim relief).
  • Commercial remedies (injunctions, specific performance, termination, damages, declaratory relief and various other topics)
  • The construction of contracts – how the Supreme Court authorities on the construction of contracts are being applied in practice in commercial cases & consideration of the Court’s view of ‘no oral modification’ clauses following Rock v. Advertising MWB.
  • Privilege – Summary of Principles and Recent Cases, focus on regulatory investigations and large corporates.
  • Enforcement of English commercial judgments and asset recovery
  • Attribution of knowledge
  • Contractual damages/assessment of damages: what benefits caused by a wrong must be brought into account?
  • Rectification and the correction of mistakes: theoretical problems and practical answers
  • Anti-suit injunctions

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE AND CIVIL FRAUD

  • How to: handling alleged / suspected fraud in Professional Indemnity and D&O claims
  • Scope of duty after Manchester Building Society (two years on, where are we?)
  • Damages for breach of warranty in share purchase agreements

SHIPPING

  • Case update/recent developments in shipping law
  • Shipbuilding: recurring disputes and how to avoid them
  • Practical aspects of collision claims, containership causalities, tanker chartering, main engine breakdown
  • General Average & York-Antwerp Rules 2016
  • “Show me the money” – strategies for when a charterer doesn’t pay up
  • “Constructive Total Loss on the figures” in the law of marine insurance

INSURANCE

Marine

  • Introduction to marine insurance law
  • Case update
  • Open covers
  • Autonomous shipping – liability and contractual issues

General

  • Case update
  • Business interruption and covid update
  • Rectification and estoppel in insurance disputes
  • Changes to the law of insurance introduced by the Insurance Act 2015 and Enterprise Act 2016
  • Reinsurers’ liability/obligations at common law and the effect of “follow settlement” clauses.
  • Fronts and captives
  • Natural disasters
  • Third parties and insurance

ENERGY

  • Upstream contracts
  • The “nuts and bolts” of FPSOs
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