Chambers' commercial work usually has a contract at its centre, dealing with many different arrangements including agency, franchising and licensing, guarantees and indemnities, joint ventures, partnership, sale of goods, share purchases and supply of services.
Chambers has advised and represented clients from a vast range of commercial markets and business sectors, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, energy, infrastructure provision, aviation, manufacturing, entertainment and leisure as well as public sector bodies.
Members of Thirty Nine Essex Street bring a sound knowledge of legal principles, ability to master facts and an understanding of the relevant industry sectors and commercial background in advising in this area. We recognise that clients need and expect clear advice as to the available remedies and quantum.
Recent significant cases include:
- Thames Water Utilities Ltd v Heathrow Airport Ltd and BAA  EWHC 407 (Comm) advising and representing the defendants on the construction of the sale contract for the land on which Terminal 5 was built.
- Clyde & Co. LLP v New Look Interiors of Marlow Ltd  EWHC 173 (QB) advising and representing the defendant contractor in a claim brought to recover substantial sums paid for work done at offices in London and Guildford.
- Lifely v Lifely (CA)  EWCA Civ 904 advising and representing the claimant in long running Chancery litigation about the allocation of milk quotas.
- Daniels v Deville, Daniels v Samuel Beadie (Properties) Ltd, Pickenham Homes Ltd v Pickenham Estates Ltd  EWHC 1810 advising a property developer and builder and his companies in four actions concerning the end of a substantial property development joint venture and the taking of a global account.
- Haven Insurance Co Ltd v Marketbalance advising in a £1m claim over the termination of an insurance brokerage with associated freezing and delivery up injunctions.
- Balcombe Group Plc v London Development Agency  EWHC 1392 (TCC) and  EWHC 106 (QB) representing and advising the London Development Agency in the first High Court trial arising out of the London Olympics.
- Advising and representing in the successful defence of a £12m claim involving the painting of aircraft belonging to a major low cost airline.
- Advantage Business Systems Ltd v James Hopley  EWHC 1783 (QB) representing the suppliers of financial management software and related services in a dispute arising out of post-termination restrictive covenants.