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Members of chambers pride themselves on being modern, commercial and user-friendly, while at the same time being staunch believers in traditional…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2022

At last! A new jurisdictional gateway permitting service of third-party disclosure orders out of the jurisdiction

The Courts in England and Wales are rightly seen as the gold-standard jurisdiction for complex, international fraud and asset-tracing litigation…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 28 Sep 2022

Commercial Court clarifies that Hague-Visby Rules time bar applies to misdelivery occurring after discharge

The Commercial Court (Sir William Blair) has today handed down judgment in FIMBank p.l.c. V KCH Shipping Co., Ltd, an appeal under section 69 of the…
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Twenty Essex | European Union, United Kingdom | 28 Sep 2022

Service Out: The Gateways Rebuilt

From 1 October 2022, the `gateways' for service out of the jurisdiction in CPR Part 6 and Practice Direction 6B (PD 6B) will undergo significant…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 16 Sep 2022

Court of Appeal clarifies rules for damages for breach of warranty and deceit involving hindsight

The case concerned the purchase of shares in a waste management company, GDE, which (unknown to the buyers) had been operating in breach of…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 22 Aug 2022

High Court rules that a foreign state can be sued for alleged use of spyware

On 19 August 2022, the High Court ruled in Al Masarir v Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [2022] EWHC 2199 that Saudi Arabia is not immune under the UK State…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 29 Jul 2022

Commercial Court win for the Guaidó Board in latest phase of Venezuelan Gold litigation

Hard on the heels of a four-day expedited trial, Cockerill J has handed down judgment rejecting the attempt by the “Maduro Board” of the Central Bank…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 29 Jul 2022

Mock tribunals: reflections on their use in international arbitration

In conversation, Sir Bernard Rix and Nigel Rawding QC of Twenty Essex discuss their experience of ‘mock’ arbitration whereby commercial parties…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 14 Jul 2022

English courts give green light to parallel proceedings in FRAND/SEP disputes

The English courts began July 2022 by giving two important judgments which will encourage a multiplicity of parallel litigation in Standard Essential…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 24 Jun 2022

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The dispute arose directly out of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions imposed by the Government of India during March and April 2020 and their impact, if…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 7 Jun 2022

A transformative Supreme Court judgment holding a diplomat accountable for modern slavery

On 6 July 2022, the United Kingdom Supreme Court issued its judgment in Basfar v Wong [2022] UKSC 20. It is the first case in the world in which a…
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