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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

25/01/2018

Michael Ashcroft QC and Belinda McRae successfully apply under rarely-used section 42 of the Arbitration Act 1996

Michael Ashcroft QC and Belinda McRae appeared for the successful claimant in obtaining a rare order under section 42 of the Arbitration Act 1996 to enforce a peremptory order of a tribunal. The application arose in the context of two ongoing London-seated arbitrations concerning the breach and termination of agreements for the acquisition of newbuilding vessels. The tribunals had given the claimant permission to make the section 42 application, along with uncontested applications under section 43 and 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996, in circumstances where the defendant’s compliance with the tribunals’ disclosure orders was critical to resolving the dispute between the parties and all available arbitral processes had been entirely exhausted. The judgment of Mrs Justice Carr dated 20 December 2017 has recently been published and available on Bailii here. It is one of the very few reported cases on section 42.

 

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Michael Ashcroft QC Belinda McRae
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