One Essex Court has concluded a season of successful events focussing on life and work as a woman at the Commercial Bar. On Tuesday 13 March 2018 over 60 students attended a panel discussion and drinks reception at the Inner Temple, London. Emma Himsworth QC, Nehali Shah and Patricia Burns each spoke about their path to the bar and gave the attendees a first-hand insight into their experiences of their...
On 15 March 2018, judgment was handed down by Cockerill J in the Commercial Court in Aquila v Onur Air  EWHC 519 (Comm). The case concerned a dispute over the lease of an aircraft engine (the Engine). In summary, Aquila leased the Engine to Onur, but the Engine subsequently failed during a passenger flight, necessitating an emergency landing, and was not used thereafter. In the proceedings, Aquila...
The Companies Court has dismissed a £21.5 million claim brought against BCA Trading Limited, a subsidiary of BCA Marketplace plc, a FTSE 250 company. The claim arose following BCA’s purchase in 2014 of 51% of the shares in Tradeouts Limited from Tradeouts’ founder, David Brown, and his business partner. Tradeouts was a digital platform connecting car dealers, which BCA hoped would...
Two members of One Essex Court spoke at Legal Week’s Trust & Estates Litigation Forum 2018, which took place in Evian-les-Bains on 4 to 6 March. Steven Elliott QC led an interactive seminar exploring issues in recent cases concerning claims against trustees arising out of their investment activity. His handout can be found here. Lord Neuberger was interviewed about his life in the...
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