This page contains an index listing of selected articles and papers written by members of Blackstone Chambers.
This paper considers five issues which arise from recent cases involving post-termination restraints:
- The need for consideration.
- The American Cyanamid test for interim relief.
- The reasonableness of client non-dealing covenants.
- When a speedy trial will be ordered.
- Jurisdiction: where an employee can sue and be sued.
Three papers addressing some of the legal and practical issues raised by the movement of people across the Mediterranean in search of protection.
Ivan Hare's recently published article appeared in Public Law, July 2015 and can be read in the attached document. (The article begins a third of the way down the opening page.)
Arbitration as a growth industry: where will the growth come from - the BRICs and other emerging economies? Is it a case for supply-side economics?
This paper was given at the 15th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum (2010).
The FA Regulations on working with Intermediaries came into force on 1 April 2015. This paper reviews these regulations and can be read in the attached document.
In addition, a recording of Nick De Marco delivering the paper can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU8QbZketng&feature=youtu.be
This paper considers the following recent cases on restrictive covenants and garden leave:
- Construction: Prophet Plc v Huggett.
- Enforceability: Coppage v Safety Net Security Ltd.
- Remedies: One Step Ltd v Morris-Garner; CF Partners (UK) LLP v Barclays Bank Plc.
- Garden Leave: Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers; Elsevier Ltd v Munro.
Policy Quarterly* (Volume 10, Issue 4, November 2014) contains papers given at an event held in June where the speakers were invited to consider the proposals contained in a report published in November 2013 of the New Zealand Constitutional Advisory Panel which recommended steps towards bill of rights reform in New Zealand and to provide ideas and insights from other common law jurisdictions.
Tom Hickman was one of the speakers and he delivered a paper entitled, The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: going beyond declarations, which can be found on the attached document.
*Note – Policy Quarterly is published by The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Guy-Goodwin Gill delivered this lecture to mark the launch of the LL.M in Immigration Law at Queen Mary's College, University of London.
A copy of the lecture is attached below.
There is a growing trend to submit disputes to arbitration. In view of pressures on other parts of their practice, employment lawyers should welcome this and add arbitration to their expertise. This article examines the pros and cons, and explains the basics of the arbitration agreement and process.
The full article can be read by clicking on the link below.
Paul Goulding QC co-authored this article which appeared first in the ELA Briefing, May 2014.
Counting the Pennies in Sport: UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations Under the Competition Law Microscope
This article first appeared in CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2014 (1)
The Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”) has introduced regulations to ensure so-called “financial fair play.” As a restriction on the access to football competitions in Europe, objections have been made that the rules do not comply with EU competition law. In this article, Brian and Ravi briefly set out the new regime and its enforcement to date before looking at the competition law complaints that have already been, or are likely to be, made against the regulations.
Click on the link below to read the full article.