Commercial Court Shrinks Scope to Challenge Arbitrations – Hailsham Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in arbitration, choice of forum, Commercial Court, evidence, news by sally

‘In the internationally competitive market for arbitrations, there is much talk about which Courts are most “arbitration-friendly”. In a recent judgment Teare J, in the Commercial Court, has crushed speculation that the English Courts might be increasingly sympathetic to challenges to factual findings.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 12th October 2017

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Nicholas Goodfellow on Challenging the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards – Littleton Chambers

‘The Commercial Court has recently considered the principles relating to the refusal to enforce a foreign arbitral award on grounds of fraud: Stati and others v The Republic of Kazakhstan [2017] EWHC 1348 (Comm), a decision of Knowles J, writes Nicholas Goodfellow.’

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Littleton Chambers, 19th June 2017

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Speech by The Rt Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd: Commercial dispute resolution – courts and arbitration – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 28th, 2017 in Commercial Court, dispute resolution, speeches by tracey

‘Today in Beijing, I want, in the context of the necessity to respond to change, to speak about how we ensure that Commercial Courts and arbitral centres work together to enhance expert, efficient and cost-effective commercial dispute resolution and to keep the law up to date.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 25th April 2017

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Speech by Lady Justice Arden DBE: Is Commercial Arbitration the Future of Commercial Justice? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Is Commercial Arbitration the Future of Commercial Justice?’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary,  5th July 2016

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English law will remain ‘gold standard’ despite impact on case law caused by confidential arbitrations, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The law in England and Wales will continue to be regarded as “gold standard” internationally despite the fact that the development of case law risks being stifled by the number of confidential arbitrations taking place in London, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2016

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Bailii Lecture 2016 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 21st, 2016 in arbitration, banking, Commercial Court, courts, judges, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘As is well known, the development of the law in England and Wales was effected not only through cases where the claims were brought in the courts, but through claims that were brought in arbitrations. In 1979 (by statute) and 1981 (by Lords Denning and Diplock through an interpretation of that statute), the relationship between the courts and arbitration was changed on the perceived basis that it was damaging the attractiveness of London as a centre for dispute resolution through arbitration.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 18th March 2016

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Judges unveil streamlined trial procedures for commercial cases – Litigation Futures

‘A committee of High Court judges, joined by a leading QC and City solicitor, has revealed its recommendations for faster trials of commercial disputes.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th May 2015

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Commercial Court removes arbitrator over ‘justifiable doubts’ about his impartiality – OUT-LAW.com

‘An arbitrator who failed to disclose his “social and commercial relationships” with one of the parties to a commercial dispute has been removed from the post by a UK court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2015

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Higher value commercial court cases will not be brought into costs regime retrospectively, says rule committee – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 17th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, Commercial Court, costs, courts, news by tracey

‘Higher value cases raised in the commercial court will not be brought into the civil court costs regime retrospectively when the regime is extended to catch claims worth up to £10 million next week, the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th April 2014

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Commercial Court upholds worldwide freezing order in support of English arbitration against foreign nonarbitrating parties – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted October 30th, 2013 in arbitration, Commercial Court, freezing injunctions, jurisdiction, news by sally

“In PJSC Vseukrainskyi Aktsionernyi Bank v Sergey Maksimov and others [2013] EWHC 3203 (Comm), Blair J dismissed an application to discharge a worldwide freezing order made against non-arbitrating parties in support of an LCIA arbitration in long-running commercial court proceedings. Charles Samek QC lists three reasons why the case is of importance.”

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11 Stone Buildings, October 2013

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Commercial Court waiting times increase – Litigation Futures

Posted September 3rd, 2013 in Commercial Court, courts, delay, news, reports by sally

“There are lengthening delays in the Commercial Court, with the Lord Chief Justice speaking of the ‘powerful’ pressures on the civil justice system.”

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Litigation Futures, 3rd September 2013

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The Role of Judges In The Success of UK PLC – Speech by Mr Justice Vos

Posted October 20th, 2011 in Commercial Court, company law, judiciary, speeches by tracey

“KPMG Lecture, 18th October 2011.”

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 18th October 2011

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Aikens flags up Box Clever case as trial run for litigation reforms – Legal Week

Posted January 31st, 2008 in case management, Commercial Court, news by sally

“Senior commercial judge Mr Justice Aikens has earmarked the ongoing Box Clever dispute as a ‘guinea pig’ case, in which he will test the post-BCCI working party recommendations to streamline large-scale commercial litigation.”

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Legal Week, 31st January 2008

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Commercial Court publishes working party report on long trials – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 7th, 2007 in Commercial Court, reports by sally

“The Commercial Court has today (6 December) published the report of its Long Trials Working Party set up under the chairmanship of Mr Justice Richard Aikens. The report was considered and adopted by the Commercial Court Judges and the Committee of Users of the Commercial Court at its meeting last Wednesday, 28 November 2007.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 6th December 2007

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Commercial litigation reforms draw mixed response – The Times

Posted December 6th, 2007 in Commercial Court, costs, news by sally

“Litigation lawyers have been cautious in welcoming proposed reforms aimed at cutting the length and cost of complex commercial court cases.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

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Commercial trials reform will cut both costs and time – The Times

Posted December 6th, 2007 in Commercial Court, costs, news by sally

“The length and cost of mammoth commercial trials is set to be drastically curbed under proposed reforms seen by The Times.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

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More companies head to court as economy worsens – The Times

Posted November 20th, 2007 in Commercial Court, news by sally

“The Woolf reforms are facing their first ‘economic stress test’ as commercial court cases rise for the first time in six years.”

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The Times, 19th November 2007

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Court dress consultation heads up busy period for Bar reviews – Legal Week

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in barristers, Commercial Court, court dress, news by sally

Consultations galore keep the Bar busy over the summer recess, Justice Aikens starts drawing up the final working party report and the Chancery and Commercial Bar Association appoint new chairmen. Claire Ruckin reports on the latest from the Bar.”

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Legal Week, 2nd August 2007

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Blow to Commercial Court as planned e-filing of documents is put back to 2009 – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 25th, 2007 in Commercial Court, electronic filing, news by sally

“The electronic filing of documents in England and Wales courts looks likely to be delayed by at least a year, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2007

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Commercial bench feels squeeze – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2007 in Commercial Court, news by sally

“The Commercial Court is under pressure because of the number of judges needed to hear criminal cases – and terrorist trials in particular.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th May 2007

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Related links: Report of the Commercial Court and Admiralty Court, 2005-2006 (PDF)