Laurence Page successful in rare application for a freezing injunction in support of ongoing adjudication enforcement proceedings

The Technology and Construction Court handed down its judgment on 19 May 2022 in the case of Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd v Liberty Homes (Kent) Limited [2022] EWHC 1203 (TCC). Laurence Page represented the successful Claimant in a rare application for a freezing injunction in support of ongoing adjudication enforcement proceedings. Liberty had issued […]

20th May 2022

James Purchas and Rebecca Keating successful in substantial pension mis-selling FCA case

The Upper Tribunal handed down its judgment on Wednesday 4 May in the case of Page & Ors. V Financial Conduct Authority. James and Rebecca represented the successful Financial Conduct Authority in its case against 5 individuals involving the transfer of more than 1,500 retail customers’ pensions totalling more than £60 million, which was invested […]

6th May 2022

Alice Carse and Thomas Steward join 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court is delighted to welcome Alice Carse and Thomas Steward to Chambers. Alice practises in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on insurance and professional negligence, industrial relations and employment. She is recognised as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Thomas practises in commercial litigation and arbitration, with […]

4th May 2022

Kajetan Wandowicz successful in an important case for the law of mistake

Mrs Justice Ellenbogen has handed down her judgment in Longley v PPB Entertainment Limited & Ors [2022] EWHC 977 (QB), in which Kajetan Wandowicz appeared as sole counsel for the successful defendants. The judgment contains an analysis on whether a defence of unilateral mistake can be established on the basis of the claimant’s constructive knowledge […]

3rd May 2022

Armstead v Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited: Success for Quentin Tannock in the Court of Appeal in a significant case considering pure economic loss, scope of duty of care and title to sue in bailment

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an appeal addressing important issues in the law of negligence and the law of bailment. Quentin Tannock appeared against a QC and a junior and successfully resisted the appeal on behalf of the Defendant, Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited (‘RSA’). The case, Armstead v Royal […]

29th April 2022

The “Tai Prize”: permission to appeal refused by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in The “Tai Prize”, so affirming the decision of the Court of Appeal ([2021] EWCA Civ 87; [2021] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 36). That decision, commented on more fully here, therefore stands as the leading authority on a number of important issues concerning inter alia the meaning of […]

25th April 2022

Analysis for SCL: Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch)

Matthew Thorne and Rebecca Keating have written an article for SCL where they tease out the lessons learnt from the recent cryptocurrency case in the High Court.

14th April 2022

Sanctions: related matters

Some of our sanctions related legal work includes: Nick Vineall QC Nick appeared in the Supreme Court for the shareholders of Bank Mellat in the bank’s successful claim that British government sanctions against the Iranian bank were irrational and therefore unlawful.  Nick then led the Bank’s team on its subsequent claim for damages under the […]

12th April 2022

SCL event review: Restraining Contract Termination by Injunction

Jacob Haddad, our second six pupil, summarises the key points from the recent SCL IT Disputes group webinar held on 25 February 2022. Gideon Shirazi was on the panel discussing issues which commonly arise in applications for interim injunctive relief which seek to prevent a party from terminating an IT contract. 

11th April 2022

Podcast: “The War in Ukraine – financial and maritime implications of the sanctions regime”

Lord Garnier QC, Ian Gaunt and Anna Hoffmann share some reflections on the situation in Ukraine, the sanctions regime, the types of disputes that may arise, the new Economic Crime Act, the role of lawyers, and effective relief avenues.  Nothing in this podcast constitutes legal advice and any political views expressed are the speaker’s own […]

8th April 2022

In breaking cryptocurrency news…

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch) The High Court has summarily dismissed the highly-publicised multi-billion dollar claim brought against bitcoin software developers, which sought an order for changes to be made to the underlying software code and/or blockchains. It is the first case in the English Courts […]

25th March 2022

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo represent FCA in important CoA case clarifying FSMA s. 21

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment this morning in the case of Financial Conduct Authority v. Skinner & Ors . The case involved the unlawful promotion of shares to retail investors in Our Price Records Limited. The Financial Conduct Authority sought relief from the directors of the company and those involved in the […]

25th March 2022

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