August 02 2017

We are pleased to announce that Richard Mott has been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office’s Proceeds of Crime B Panel of Counsel, effective 1 August 2017 and lasting for 4 years. The appointment flows from Richard’s broad experience of civil fraud, asset tracing and injunctive relief cases, and will complement his existing practice in those areas.

July 26 2017

On 26 July 2017 the Commercial Court handed down its judgment in the Blue v Ashley proceedings. Mr Ashley is the well known founder, majority shareholder and CEO of Sports Direct.  Mr Blue was a consultant for a company in the Sports Direct group.  The claim arose from a remarkable set of circumstances.  As Mr Justice Leggatt put it: “In the course of a jocular conversation with...

Three new tenants at One Essex Court

Three new tenants at One Essex Court

July 19 2017

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that all three of the current pupils will join Chambers as tenants on 1st October 2017. Ben Zelenka Martin, Genevieve Burley and Joshua Crow all exceeded the high standard of excellence demanded of pupils at One Essex Court.  Their success follows a rigorous period of training and evaluation, and we are confident they possess the necessary...

June 12 2017

OJSC Rosneft Oil Co v HM Treasury & Others The CJEU has recently heard a major challenge by Rosneft, the Russian oil and gas giant, to the legality of the EU’s sanctions against Russia. Before the Divisional Court ([2015] EWHC 248 (Admin)), Rosneft sought to argue that a number of EU regulations imposing increasingly stringent sanctions were unlawful. Rosneft also sought to challenge the interpretation...