Mott Macdonald Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd

A dispute between two parties that entered the Settlement and Services Agreement (“the SSA”). Under the SSA the Claimant was to provide services in respect of the work being undertaken by the Defendant in connection with the upgrading of military facilities. The SSA contained clauses limiting and excluding the liability which the Claimant would otherwise […]

Technology & Construction Court

Naylor and others v Roamquest Ltd and another

Simon Goldstone successfully appeared as sole counsel in the Technology and Construction Court for the defendant in Naylor v Roamquest Ltd, instructed by Howard Kennedy & IBB Law LLP.

Technology & Construction Court

Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”)

An important Commercial Court judgment in Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”) [2021] EWHC 554 (Comm).   Alexander Wright, instructed by Kevin Sach of Sach Solicitors, was sole counsel for the successful Defendant (“Owners”). Owners had carried a cargo of frozen seafood aboard mv Frio Dolphin, pursuant to bills of lading […]

Commercial Court

Education Int Anr v Janoudi

Quentin Tannock successfully appeared as sole counsel in the Business and Property Court for the claimants in Education Int Anr v Janoudi , instructed by Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP.

Business & Property Court

The Tai Prize

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the Tai Prize in which James Leabeater QC and Rani Noakes appeared for the appellant disponent owners and Alex Wright appeared for the respondent voyage charterers. The Court of Appeal complimented counsel on both sides for having made their written and oral submissions “with considerable skill“. The […]

Court of Appeal

The FCA v Arch & Others

On Friday 15th January, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated Judgment in the FCA Test Case relating to Covid Business Insurance, The FCA v Arch & Others [2021] UKSC 1. This is undoubtedly one of the most significant decisions in insurance law in a long time – not just because it decides whether […]

Supreme Court

Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd

4 Pump Court’s joint head of chambers Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens acted for the LMAA as an intervening party before the Supreme Court in this landmark arbitration decision. The ICC, LCIA, GAFTA and CIArb also intervened. The Facts The Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2011 gave rise to many disputes, many arbitrations and to […]

Supreme Court

Multiplex Constructions LLC v Elemec Electromechanical Contracting LLC

For the first time the DIFC Courts have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party wishing to prevent on-shore Dubai Court proceedings in order to proceed with an Arbitration. In the order issued last week in Multiplex Constructions LLC v Elemec Electromechanical Contracting LLC, HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi ordered the Defendant not […]

DIFC Court

Tuke v Hood & Anor

Alexander Wright and Ed Jones have successfully acted for Michael Tuke FREng against Derek Hood, the former owner and proprietor of JD Classics Limited (“JDC”), formerly one of the world’s leading classic car dealers. Following the sale of his Orthopaedic business to Johnson & Johnson in 2009, Mr Tuke invested part of the proceeds in […]

Commercial Court

The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela

Introduction On 5th October, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent) [2020] EWCA Civ 1249. Nicholas Vineall QC, Joint Head of Chambers of 4 Pump Court, appeared for the successful Appellant. This […]

Court of Appeal

K Line Pte Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The Eternal Bliss)

It is not uncommon for voyage charterers to breach the charterparty by failing to load or discharge at the agreed rate and thus exceed the permitted laytime. It is also not uncommon for this to involve no other breach of the charterparty. Owners in such circumstances are entitled to demurrage at the stipulated rate. But […]

Commercial Court

Farrer v Holyhead Marina

James Watthey appeared in this case before the Admiralty Judge involving a very rare dispute on the right in principle to limit under s.191. The case provides the only authority for the timebeing in English law on the main point in dispute: whether a marina is (or can in certain circumstances be) a “dock” for […]

Admirality Court

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