Alexander Gunning QC joins One Essex Court

December 14 2018

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Alexander Gunning QC has joined Chambers. Alex has a formidable reputation at the commercial Bar, particularly in international arbitration and litigation in the energy, insurance, construction and shipping sectors. He also has a considerable profile in disputes work in the Far East, which will both complement and strengthen the services offered to clients...

The Legal 500 Awards 2019

December 07 2018

The Legal 500 have recently announced their Bar Shortlist for this year’s Awards and One Essex Court are pleased to be shortlisted for the Set of the Year Awards in both Commercial Litigation and EU and Competition. We are also one of a small number of sets shortlisted for the Clerking/Practice Management Team of the Year Award, with Deputy Senior Clerk Jackie Ginty shortlisted separately for...

No binding contract where fundamental terms had not been agreed

November 26 2018

Zoe O’Sullivan QC and Abra Bompas represented McLaren Automotive Ltd in its successful defence of a claim for £22 million: CRS GT Limited v McLaren Automotive Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 3209 (Comm), Phillips J.  CRS was a supplier to McLaren which had designed the successful GT4 road car.  However, the parties had never concluded a formal written contract.  CRS claimed that...

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...