One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Mr Craig Orr QC has joined chambers. Mr Orr has a formidable reputation at the commercial Bar, particularly in the banking & finance sector, with a strong background in insurance and professional negligence disputes.
Henry Forbes Smith was junior counsel for the First and Second Respondents resisting an application by the Administrators of Lehman Brothers International Europe to force them to pay Lehman’s in-the-money $60 odd million position on two swap transactions they had open when Lehman went into administration, either by implying terms to that effect into Section 2(a)(iii) of the ISDA Master Agreement...
Representing the Respondent airline in successfully resisting the Appellants’ appeal from the decision of the Chancellor reported at  Ch. 48. The Court of Appeal upheld the Chancellor’s order striking out the purported representative aspect of the Claimants’ claim on behalf of all direct or indirect purchasers of airfreight services worldwide the prices of which were allegedly...
“Lord Grabiner QC and Jamie Goldsmith acted for the Liverpool Football Club (Kop Football Ltd and Kop Football Holdings Ltd, “the Companies”) in hotly contested claims between RBS, the Companies, and the owners, Messrs Hicks and Gillett. RBS financed the purchase of Liverpool Football Club by Hicks and Gillett in 2007. After granting numerous extensions, RBS insisted as a pre-condition...
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