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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

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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

24/01/2012

West Tankers Inc v Allianz SPA & Generali Assicurazione Generali SPA

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In the latest round of the long-running Front Comor dispute, the Court of Appeal has held that a negative declaratory arbitration award (i.e. an award which does no more than make a declaration of non- liability) can be “enforced” under section 66 of the Arbitration Act 1996 even though it does not require the unsuccessful party to do anything.


The issue arose because section 66 gives the court power to enforce an arbitration award “in the same manner as a judgment to the same effect” and, save in exceptional cases, a merely declaratory judgment cannot be enforced by any normal process of execution. However, the Court held that “enforced” in section 66 is not confined to enforcement by execution, but extends to other means of giving judicial force to the award. This broader interpretation, it said, was more in accordance with the purpose of the Act. Accordingly, affirming Field J, the Court of Appeal gave permission to enforce an award declaring that the Insurers were under no liability to the Owners of the vessel and to enter judgment in terms of the award.


Stephen Males QC and Sara Masters instructed by MFB represented the Insurers

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