Essex Court Chambers The Podcast


10 in 10: Episode Two: Ocean Victory

Season 1, Ep. 2

In this episode Stephen Houseman QC speaks to Jeffrey Gruder QC and Philippa Hopkins QC about one of the leading shipping cases from last decade, the Supreme Court decision in Gard Marine & Energy v China National Chartering, known as the Ocean Victory.

Jeffrey Gruder QC was involved in the case in the Court of Appeal.

Together Jeffrey and Philippa discuss the significance of this charter party dispute and look at the significance of the importance of the decision in relation to general commercial law, especially in relation to insurance. Some of the the particular issues that arose in the case have special relevance in the current climate.

With thanks to Lorraine Aboagye, junior tenant at Essex Court Chambers for her research for this episode.

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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