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A group of arbitration practitioners gave the benefit of their experience to help junior practitioners faced with the new virtual arbitration world. They set out some high level pointers from those discussions and some ideas for potential opportunities to shine. Speakers included: • Professor Julian Lew QC (arbitrator at Twenty Essex) • Paul Baker (Counsel […]

High Court delivers judgment in high-profile diplomatic immunity case

Monica Feria-Tinta appeared for the family of Harry Dunn The Divisional Court (Flaux LJ and Saini J) handed down judgment today in R (Charles & Dunn) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2020] EWHC 3185 (Admin). These proceedings for judicial review were brought by Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the parents of […]

Defending jurisdiction challenge for Qatar Airways arising out of Qatar diplomatic crisis

In June 2017, a number of Middle-Eastern states including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed a blockade on Qatar, which included cutting economic ties and the imposition of a land, sea and air blockade. In these proceedings, Qatar Airways (the international airline owned by the Qatar state) brings claims for malicious falsehood, […]

Supreme Court delivers landmark judgment in Halliburton v Chubb

The Supreme Court has today handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the case of Halliburton v Chubb, concerning apparent bias in the context of arbitration. Charles Kimmins QC and Luke Pearce acted in the case on behalf of the LCIA, who were given permission to intervene by way of oral and written submissions. The case […]

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