Alex Potts KC, James Purchas and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard speak at the Commercial Bar Association’s North America and...

Last week week Alex Potts KC, James Purchas and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard were amongst a panel of speakers at the Commercial Bar Association’s North America and Offshore Meeting. On Thursday, James and Jonathan discussed the management and gathering of evidence in cross-border litigation. During Friday’s debate, Alex and others postulated that the trial process is no […]

3rd NYU Sciences Po Intergenerational Arbitration Symposium on ‘Hot topics of International Arbitration’

On Friday 24 March, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard will be speaking at 3rd NYU Sciences Po Intergenerational Arbitration Symposium on ‘Hot topics of International Arbitration’. The conference will take place at NYU Law School. Jonathan will be discussing the Law Applicable to Privilege in International Arbitration with Paola Patarroyo, D. Brian King and Silvia E. Marroguin Gonzalez.

A New Frontier for Extraterritorial Disclosure Orders in England & Wales- Jonathan Schaffer- Goddard

In October 2022, an amendment to the Civil Procedure Rules in England established a new jurisdiction for limited extraterritorial disclosure orders (“information orders”). While the High Court of Justice (the “High Court”) had made steps (in ex parte applications) towards the granting of such orders in the last few years, the new rules and a […]

24th January 2023

Court orders for oral evidence and disclosure by non-parties in support of foreign arbitration proceedings: the changing...

A lesser discussed area of the reforms to the Arbitration Act proposed by the Law Commission are the reforms proposed to s.44 and the powers of the court to support arbitrations set out therein. In this article, recently published in the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard discusses s.44 in […]

7th November 2022

US Supreme Court restricts §1782 for foreign seated arbitrations

In a case which will be of great interest to clients and arbitration practitioners globally, the United States Supreme Court today handed down its decision in ZF Automotive US, Inc. v Luxshare on the powers that US federal district courts can exercise under 28 U.S.C. §1782 to order discovery in support of foreign arbitrations. 28 […]

13th June 2022

An Insurer’s Questions: Interpretation and Waiver

The questions that an insurer asks prospective insureds on an application for insurance, and the answers given in response, can have important ramifications on the parties’ rights and obligations going forward. The proper interpretation of those questions can often prove crucial in determining whether the insured has complied with their obligation to disclose material facts […]

23rd September 2021

Severability of adjudicators’ decisions, and genuine belief in sum stated as due in payment notices

Construction analysis: In Downs Road v Laxmanbhai, the Technology and Construction Court provided important guidance on when an adjudicator’s decision may and may not be severed, so as to preserve the enforceable parts of an award which has been found to be unenforceable in part. The case also provides an example of an adjudicator’s decision […]

13th September 2021

Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited: Case Note

A recent decision in a lower court, now possibly on its way to the Court of Appeal, has opened up interesting legal questions on the extent of a negligent party’s liability in bailment and tort for damage to hired equipment. Legal argument in a two day appeal hearing, in front of Recorder Benson KC sitting […]

19th April 2021

Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Limited

In a case note written for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Quentin Tannock and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard summarise and analyse the recent judgment in Triple Point and the correct approach towards liquidated damages for delay clauses. Quentin and Jonathan’s case note is now available on the SCL website.

15th March 2019

Review of Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown

Laura Wright and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard review Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown, in which he considered the effect of the new guidance. In the recent Commercial Court decision AA v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm), Bryan J held that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin are property within the meaning of English law. […]

28th January 2020

Construction Newsletter – How long do the Liquidated Damages continue?

The latest edition of our Construction Newsletter is now available. This edition, written by Quentin Tannock and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard, features the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 230. In this case, the Court of Appeal gives comprehensive guidance as to the […]

30th May 2019

IntoUniversity & King’s College London Legal Outreach Project

Our most recent tenant, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard, recently took part in one of a series of events run by IntoUniversity, an award-winning educational charity. The aim of the charity is to help get children from disadvantaged backgrounds into university. In 2017, 74% of IntoUniversity students progressed to university compared with 38% of all students nationally. The […]

15th November 2018

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