Our collective thoughts

Posted October 19, 2021 | Published in Dispute resolution

Ruth Leake looks at the recent case of Downs Road Development v Laxmanbhai Construction, a rare example of the TCC not enforcing an adjudicator’s decision.

Posted September 27, 2021 | Published in Dispute resolution

Grace Lee-Tuck looks at the abolishment of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre and the transfer of its cases to the restructured and reformed DIAC.

Posted June 8, 2021 | Published in Contracts & documentation

Mark Pantry takes a look at JCT Insurance Option C and how insurance arrangements for works to and within existing structures are sometimes more complicated that first expected.

Posted May 11, 2021 | Published in General

Published in November last year, the ICC Commission Report The Accuracy of Fact: Witness Memory in International Arbitration is fascinating and provides real food for thought for arbitral practitioners who are about to engage in the process of taking witness statements. At its heart is the increasing scientific evidence, originally derived from criminal trials, that human memory is relatively fragile and can be “unwittingly corrupted”. In this Blog, Claire King reviews the report’s key findings and recommendations.

Posted February 26, 2021 | Published in General

Fenwick Elliott Senior Associate, Natalie Beeraje discusses the recent Supreme Court decision in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell. This is the latest in a line of important authorities considering parent company liability for claims brought against overseas subsidiaries. 

Posted December 4, 2020 | Published in General

The focus of Natalie Beeraje’s latest blog is the highly anticipated UK Supreme Court judgment in the case of Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance.

Posted October 16, 2020 | Published in Contracts & documentation

Laura Bowler provides an update to her article ‘The impact of CIGA 2020 on Insolvency on UK Construction Contracts’, in light of extensions to some of the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance 2020.