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10 in 10: Episode One: Taurus v SOMO

Season 1, Ep. 1

In the pilot episode of the Essex Court Chambers Podcast, Stephen Houseman QC is joined by Graham Dunning QC and Siddharth Dhar to talk about about the Supreme Court case of Taurus v State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) the Iraqi government entity for marketing of its oil production. 

Members of Essex Court Chambers appeared on both side at all three levels in the case, in the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court.

With thanks to Essex Court Chambers pupil Katherine Ratcliffe for her research for this podcast.

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10 in 10: Episode Four: Gambia v. Myanmar

Season 1, Ep. 4
In episode four of the Essex Court Chambers ’10 in 10′ Podcast, Stephen Houseman QC is joined by Alison Macdonald QC and Jackie McArthur to discuss the ongoing Public International Law case of Gambia v Myanmar.The case is currently ongoing before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, which gave rise to an important provisional measures decision in January this year. Together, Alison and Jackie discuss how more recent developments in the case showcase how international law is adapting to the modern world.If you would like further reading on this case, please see below relevant links: music used in this podcast is “Upbeat Party” by