This page contains an index listing of selected articles and papers written by members of Blackstone Chambers.
This article by Nick De Marco reflects on the judgment in the Pechstein case. First, briefly considering the role of consent in arbitration and then considering whether it is necessary to require players to consent to sports arbitration.
The full paper can be read in the attached document.
The Financial List: first judgment adopts commercial approach to the meaning of Loan Market Association standard terms
This article, written by Shane Sibbel, was first published in the Practical Law blog, (Friday 5 March 2016).
The Financial List was established in October 2015 as a single specialist list comprised of judges drawn from both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division, with particular expertise and experience in financial markets disputes. The procedure for cases assigned to the List is governed by CPR 63A, the associated Practice Direction, and a Guide issued on 1 October 2015.
The full article can be read on the attached document.
This article by Tom Hickman and Adam Tomkins appears in Reasoning Rights: Comparative Judicial Engagement (Ed. Liora Lazarus, Christopher McCrudden, Nigel Bowles. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014).
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.