Barrister of the week: Blackstone Chambers’ Stephen Nathan QC

Stephen Nathan QC‘s five-decade career has taken him from Saturday shifts as the libel lawyer at The Observer to most recently challenging Saudi Arabia over mass piracy allegations. The Blackstone Chambers‘ silk has been advising beIN Media Group as part of its long-running dispute with the Saudi government, culminating in a landmark ruling recently handed down […]

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Temperature checks and wasted office space: how the Bar is going back to the office

39 Essex’s Lindsay Scott and Serle Court‘s John Petrie have experienced a significantly different lockdown to most. While much of the civil Bar found themselves cooped up in kitchens, living rooms and studies, the two chief executives were overseeing staff and supporting barristers from their respective chambers in an eerily quiet London. Petrie even took […]

Judgments of Note: Bresco, SSWP and Islington Council

Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] UKSC 25 (17 June 2020) This judgment addresses the interaction between the adjudication process and the insolvency regime. The Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision to prohibit the insolvent appellant, Bresco Electrical Services Limited from referring a dispute with cross-claims to an […]