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Anson Cheung

Webinar invitation: J2A – Limitation and concealment issues (Lloyds, Axminster and Canada Square)

You are invited to join the juniors at Outer Temple Chambers for the first of a brand new series of events; ‘Juniors to Associates’. The first event on 22nd July will focus on limitation and concealment issues. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to inform you of a new programme of events specifically tailored to associate level legal practitioners. Juniors to Associates This new programmes, ‘Juniors to Associates’ (J2A), will consist of a range of lunchtime forums for Junior Barristers and Associate Solicitors. Juniors from Outer Temple will discuss topical issues and recent judgments likely to impact future litigation. Guests will then be invited to ask questions and share views and opinions on these topics in an open forum. Each event will be…

Events, Pensions 19 Jul, 2021

Dwyer v Fredbar: when to designate Covid-19 as force majeure

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in early 2020, many companies have been faced with disruption to their everyday commercial activities. As a result, litigation concerning the use of force majeure clauses has been on the rise. David E Grant and Anson Cheung consider force majeure in their article on Dwyer v Fredbar. An example of litigation concerning force majeure is Fibula Air Travel SRL v Just-US Air SRL [2020] EWHC 3048; the charterer contended that a lease for the charter of an aircraft had been terminated by force majeure. Another, more recent, example is Dwyer (UK Franchising) Limited v Fredbar Limited [2021] EWHC 1218 (Ch). The claimant entered into a franchise agreement with the first defendant, Fredbar, as franchisee and the second defendant, Mr.…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 23 Jun, 2021

Anson Cheung offered tenancy at Outer Temple Chambers

We are delighted to offer tenancy to our successful pupil, Anson Cheung, from April 2021. After months of hard work as a pupil and excellent feedback at Outer Temple Chambers, we are delighted to announce that Anson Cheung has been offered a tenancy at Chambers. During pupillage, Anson saw a broad range of general commercial, pensions, financial services and construction work, both in litigation and arbitration. Anson has most recently worked under the supervision of Justina Stewart specialising in the areas of banking, financial services and commercial fraud. She has been exposed to a wide range of commercial matters involving cross-border jurisdictional issues. Anson was also supervised by Nicholas Hill which exposed her to a wide range of pensions law…

News 6 Apr, 2021

Practice Direction 57AC – A Simple Guide

Anson Cheung provides a brief guide to the way that trial witness statements will be prepared as a result of the new Practice Direction 57AC. The new Practice Direction 57AC comes into force on 6 April 2021. It concerns witness statements for use at trials in the Business and Property Courts signed on or after 6 April 2021.  This will involve a fundamental re-think to how such witness statements are produced. The Purpose of Practice Direction 57AC The judges of the Commercial Court felt that witness statements had become “ineffective” in achieving best evidence at proportionate cost in Commercial Court trials. In other words, witness statements were too long, sometimes strayed into submissions and were rarely in the witnesses’ own…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, Commercial, News 11 Mar, 2021

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