North Sea oil JOA appeal dismissed

January 17 2019

The Court of Appeal has today unanimously dismissed an appeal by two participants in a North Sea oil joint venture, Centrica and TAQA, against a judgment of Robin Knowles J holding them liable to pay their share of pension scheme deficits incurred by the operator in relation to the joint operations. The proceedings arise out of the fact that Marathon Oil, as operator of the Brae oil fields, has retained...

High Court discharges freezing orders for breach of the duty of full and frank disclosure and considers jurisdictional issues

January 16 2019

In PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank v Kolomoisky & others [2018] EWHC 3308 (Ch), a decision handed down on 4 December 2018, Fancourt J discharged worldwide freezing orders up to US$2.6 billion obtained against the Defendants, declined jurisdiction over foreign Defendants, and stayed the proceedings against English Defendants. The judgment is as an important reminder of the duty of full and frank...

New silk at One Essex Court

January 14 2019

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Anna Boase has been successful in her application for Silk.  The award will take effect following an official ceremony on 11 March 2019.

The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019

January 04 2019

We are delighted that Conall Patton has won the Commercial litigation: Junior of the year award in this year’s Legal 500 Awards. Also, Deputy Senior Clerk Jackie Ginty has been awarded Clerking/practice management: Clerk of the year. All winners are invited to an exclusive event hosted by The Legal 500 in February.