Structure of chambers

4 Pump Court is not a law firm. Its individual barrister members (whether junior counsel or Queen’s Counsel) do not practise as partners or work as employees. The barristers that work from 4 Pump Court are all self-employed and work separately. Indeed, (as in all specialist sets) individual barristers within 4 Pump Court are commonly retained by opposing sides in the same dispute, both in litigation and arbitration. As well as acting on opposing sides, individuals regularly appear in front of other members of chambers acting as Deputy Judges or Arbitrators. Members of chambers may be instructed individually or in a team to provide a wide range and level of expertise in both contentious and non-contentious work.

Client Confidentiality

We recognise the absolute importance of client confidentiality and both our barristers and staff understand that they have a duty to keep the affairs of each client confidential. We have a protocol to safeguard confidentiality within chambers, especially where members of chambers represent conflicting interests.

Professional indemnity insurance

All practising barristers in these chambers maintain (as a minimum) professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, managed by the Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST. Territorial coverage is worldwide, subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual, which may be accessed at www.barmutual.co.uk. Barristers may choose to take additional top up insurance cover. Where a barrister’s liability might exceed their usual professional indemnity cover, parties may agree in writing that the barrister’s liability should be subject to a cap.

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