Conference on interim orders in international commercial litigation – 17th March – London

Lamb Chambers Barristers Clive Blackwood and David Sawtell will be giving a day-long conference entitled ‘A Guide to Interim Orders in International Commercial Litigation’ for MBL Seminars this Friday 17th March 2017.

COMBAR Talk : Financial Services after Brexit

Analysis of the legal consequences of Brexit in the context of the UK financial services sector.

“How I learned to stop worrying and love Article 50” Book now >

Whatever your personal feelings about Article 50, it will at least initiate the negotiation process that will clarify the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

Brexit – what rights have we really acquired?

When the UK joined the EU, British people got some new rights – for instance, to live and work in other member states – which they had never had before. British businesses gained new rights too, providing goods and services without being impeded by tariffs or measures of similar effect.

Brexit – what does it mean for the City?

The UK’s financial services sector generates around 7% of GDP, pays about £60bn per year in tax, directly employs about 1.1m people, and makes a significant contribution to sustaining another million jobs in associated sectors such as accountancy, management consultancy and law.

Limitation period on a counterclaim – section 35 Limitation Act 1980

A party brings a claim within the limitation period, but can the defendant counterclaim, even though the limitation period for their own claim expired before the claimant’s claim was issued? In Al-Rawas v Hassan Khan & Co (a firm) [2017] EWCA Civ 42, the Court of Appeal considered the effect of s. 35 of the Limitation Act 1980 on the limitation period of an original set off or counterclaim and ruled that the answer to the question was “no”.