One Essex Court sponsors Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery virtual conference

October 20 2020

One Essex Court is pleased to continue its sponsorship of C5/ACI’s annual Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami conference, which this year takes place virtually from 28-30 October and features Richard Gillis QC and Steven Elliott QC as panellists from Chambers. Richard will be discussing “Reading Minds and Body Language: Surprising Takeaways from Remote Interviews and...

Landmark COVID-19 Material Adverse Effect Case

October 12 2020

The Commercial Court has given a landmark judgment in the first Material Adverse Effect case arising out of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: Travelport & Ors v WEX, Inc [2020] EWHC 2670 (Comm). Mrs Justice Cockerill determined a number of preliminary issues arising in the dispute over WEX’s agreement to acquire the eNett and Optal Groups for c. US$1.7 billion. Sonia Tolaney QC, James MacDonald, Emma...

Enka v Chubb: Supreme Court judgment on the proper law of arbitration agreements

October 09 2020

In a landmark judgment that is likely to become the leading authority in this area, the Supreme Court has addressed the principles for ascertaining the proper law of an arbitration agreement and the role of the court of the seat of arbitration in granting anti-suit injunctions. Enka, the claimant, agreed in 2012 to provide certain services in relation to the construction of the Berezovskaya power plant...

One Essex Court welcomes four new pupils

October 06 2020

One Essex Court is delighted to welcome four outstanding pupillage candidates to Chambers. Greg Adey, Sabrina Nanchahal, Thomas Pausey and Robert Harris all joined us on 1 October 2020, and we are particularly pleased to have been able to welcome them to Chambers for ‘in person’ pupillages.  Further information in relation to this year’s pupils can be found at