CCUK Finance Limited & another v Barclays Bank PLC

One Essex Court sponsors IPBA 2019 Singapore Conference

April 08 2019

One Essex Court is proud to be a Sponsor of the 29th Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Conference, taking place from 25-27 April 2019 in Singapore. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Technology, Business and Law – Global Perspectives”. Alex Gunning QC will be speaking on “The Curious Case(S) Of Technology In Construction” at the event, and Laurence Emmett,...

One Essex Court members to speak at London International Disputes Week

April 04 2019

One Essex Court is pleased to be a Founding Member of London International Disputes Week, taking place from 7-10 May 2019, and is delighted that 8 members of Chambers will be participating in the programme. On Day 1, Neil Kitchener QC will speak during the “Fraud, Asset Tracing and International Enforcement” session, and later that day, Sonia Tolaney QC will be on the panel during the “Financial...

VAT grouping and claims for reimbursement of unlawfully charged VAT

March 21 2019

The Court of Appeal has today unanimously dismissed appeals by various appellants in a number of proceedings heard together which raised issues about the entitlement to recover unlawfully charged VAT from HMRC in the context of the UK’s VAT grouping provisions. In particular, the appeals concerned who was entitled to bring a s.80 claim for repayment of VAT where the representative member had over-accounted...

Standard Life Aberdeen plc - successful outcome in arbitration

March 20 2019

An arbitral tribunal established in respect of the dispute between the Standard Life Aberdeen (“SLA”) and Lloyds Banking Group / Scottish Widows ("LBG") has ruled in favour of SLA. In particular, the tribunal ruled that LBG was not entitled to give notice, on 14 February 2018, to terminate the investment management agreements in respect of assets managed by members of the SLA group....