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One Essex Court works with nine other sets on mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar

July 26 2021

Members of One Essex Court are pleased to announce that the mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar has expanded to include four more sets of chambers for 2021-2022. The purpose of the scheme is to support and encourage individuals from groups which are underrepresented at the Bar of England and Wales (and in particular the Commercial Bar) to pursue careers as barristers.  Those...

Dame Elizabeth Gloster and Marcos Dracos appointed to the ICC International Court of Arbitration

July 21 2021

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that two of its members have been recently appointed to the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Dame Elizabeth Gloster and Marcos Dracos have been appointed as alternate members for the United Kingdom and Cyprus respectively. The term of their appointment is three years.

West Burton Property Ltd v HMRC

July 16 2021

The First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) has given a Decision dealing with the deductibility of capitalised “deferred revenue expenditure” in West Burton Property Limited v HMRC [2021] UKFTT 160 (TC).  The Appellant owned a power station which it let out.  Over the years, it incurred costs in maintaining the power station.  Those costs were revenue in nature for tax purposes. ...

Court of Appeal dismisses the appeal in Vale v Steinmetz

July 16 2021

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Vale SA & Ors v Steinmetz & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1087, dismissing the appeal brought by the Seventh and Eighth Defendants (“Balda” and “Nysco”). The appeal concerned two novel points of law, which Balda and Nysco submitted should be summarily determined in their favour. The issues arose in the following circumstances: A enters...