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Ask a Silk: A short Q&A on enforcement of foreign judgments

Watch Saaman Pourghadiri question Andrew Spink QC on the topic of enforcing foreign judgments and the case of GFH Capital Ltd v Haigh.

Welcome to the first in the series of of ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior in chambers about a recent case, piece of legislation or other topical areas of commercial law.

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

This vlog features one of our finest silks, Andrew Spink QC, and junior, Saaman Pourghadiri. They discuss the first judgment of an English court enforcing a judgment of the Dubai International Financial Centre: GFH Capital Ltd v Haigh [2020] EWHC 1269 (Comm).

Watch the vlog here


Andrew Spink QC has over 35 years’ experience at the Bar, of which 17 years have been as a successful QC. He is one of the Heads of Outer Temple Chambers and a part-time judge sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions of the English High Court and as a Justice of the Astana International Financial Centre in Kazakhstan (where he is also a member of the panel of arbitrators). Andrew served as the Chair of the Commercial Bar Association from 2017 to 2019.

Saaman Pourghadiri is a member of our Commercial Team and specialises in commercial disputes with a particular expertise in banking/financial services, civil fraud, insolvency, pensions and professional negligence matters. Saaman is recognised in the directories for commercial disputes as “very user-friendly, very approachable and very good commercially” and “great to deal with, very hard-working and clever. His attention to detail is fantastic.”

Find Out More

To find out more about any of our commercial barristers, contact David Smith on (+44 (0)20 7427 4905) or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886 for a confidential discussion.

Commercial Vlogs, Commercial, News, Webinars & Vlogs 12 Jun, 2020


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