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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

14/02/2014

Cottonex Anstalt v Patriot Spinning Mills Ltd

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In Cottonex v Patriot, Hamblen J considered whether "invoicing back" provisions were incorporated into a contract for the sale of cotton. He held that they were not, and in so doing allowed an appeal brought by Cottonex under s.69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. The judgment deals with the approach to be taken to the question of what provisions are incorporated by reference into a contract. It also deals with the degree which "commercial good sense" is relevant to the construction of a contract. The judgment also considers whether a question of construction involving factual matrix remains a pure question of law (or is a question of mixed fact and law); the judge found that the former was the correct analysis. In addition, the judge considered the circumstances in which additional materials and fresh arguments may be relied upon by a respondent.

Charles Kimmins QC acted for the successful appellant (instructed by Holman Fenwick Willan LLP)


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