Four New Tenants at One Essex Court

Construction and enforceability of settlement agreements after Zurich Insurance v Hayward.

November 20 2018

The Supreme Court’s decision in Zurich Insurance v Hayward has drawn attention to the scope for parties to re-open settlements when new evidence disproving the other side’s case later emerges. Craig Orr QC has recently given a presentation to City solicitors on this and other issues concerning the construction and enforceability of settlement agreements.  Among other things, Craig compares...

Commercial Court emphasises the importance of the prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

November 12 2018

CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission.  It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves and to information derived from the documents.  In The ECU...

Darius Khambata SC joins One Essex Court

October 31 2018

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Darius Khambata SC has joined Chambers. Darius practises before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and a number of other High Courts and Tribunals across India. Instructed in numerous significant corporate, commercial and constitutional cases, he has also appeared in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations. Darius is...

One Essex Court wins Set of the Year at Chambers Bar Awards

October 26 2018

The members and staff of One Essex Court are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Set of the Year prize at the Chambers Bar Awards 2018. Chambers is also pleased to have collected the Commercial Litigation Set of the Year award and individual prizes for Laurence Rabinowitz QC (International Arbitration Silk of the Year); Malcolm Gammie QC (Tax Silk of the Year); and Conall Patton (Competition...