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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.

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20 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

20 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

19/10/2010

Easybiz Investments v Sinograin Chinatex

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High Court Decision of Hamblen J. Commercial Court 2010 EWHC 2565 (Comm).


This case will be important for all shipping lawyers dealing with cargo claims. A bulk cargo was shipped under several bills of lading, each containing an arbitration clause. Cargo claimants sent notice of appointment of an arbitrator to shipowners and shipowners argued that one notice was insufficient to commence more than one arbitration. Had they been correct all the claims would have been time barred.


Hamblen J. held in favour of the cargo interests and summarises the requirements of Section 14 of the Arbitration Act 1996 emphasising that a strict or technical approach should be avoided.


Graham Charkham was instructed on behalf of Sinograin Chinatex by B J Macfarlane & Co.


Click here for Judgment

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