Aspen Underwriting in the Court of Appeal: The evidential standard to be met in establishing jurisdiction after the Supreme Court’s decision in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings (Michael McParland QC)

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Aspen Underwriting in the Court of Appeal: The evidential standard to be met in establishing jurisdiction after the Supreme Court’s decision in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings (Michael McParland QC)


One of the key aspects of the Court of Appeal’s judgment of 21 November 2018 in Aspen Underwriting Ltd & Ors v Kairos Shipping Ltd & Ors. (Atlantik Confidence) [2018]… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Michael McParland QC Date

Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation claims dismissed


On 21 November 2018, Stewart J handed down judgment in Kimathi and others v Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the second of 25 test claims arising  from the… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Block QC, Jack Holborn Date

Mental Capacity Report – November 2018


Welcome to the November 2018 Mental Capacity Report, including from the newest recruit to the editorial team, Katherine Barnes. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Wider Context Report – November 2018


In the Wider Context Report: relevant developments from around the world, including an important decision from Australia reflecting back on practice under the MCA. Click here for the Wider Context… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Mental Capacity Report: Scotland – November 2018


In the Scotland Report: a report from the World Guardianship Congress, and the impact in Scotland of an important case concerning disability discrimination and autism. Click here for the Mental… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Practice and Procedure Report – November 2018


In the Practice and Procedure Report: Sir James Munby addresses the LAG Community Care Conference and updates from the Court Users Group. Click here for the Practice and Procedure Report… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – November 2018


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: an update on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill; sex, risk and public anxiety; and a slew of significant decisions relating to… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Vikram Sachdeva QC Elected Vice Chair of The Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association (ALBA)


39 Essex Chambers is delighted to announce that Vikram Sachdeva QC has been elected Vice Chair of The Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association (ALBA). ALBA is the professional association… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC Date

Greg Treverton-Jones QC and Fenella Morris QC represent solicitors in case which decides the latest approach to sanction for dishonesty.


The High Court judgment in the case of Solicitors Regulation Authority v James & Ors has been handed down, ruling that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was wrong to opt against… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, Fenella Morris QC Date

Neil Block QC successfully represents the Defendant in the case of Claire Busby v Berkshire Bed Company


The High Court gave judgment on the 9th November 2018 in Claire Busby v Berkshire Bed Company. Neil Block Q.C. acted for the Defendant. Ms. Busby was left paralysed after… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Block QC Date

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