TCC 150 Art Competition for Students

2023 is the 150th anniversary of The Technology and Construction Court (TCC). As part of the anniversary celebrations, there will be a competition for young artists. Entries can be 2D artworks in any medium (except exclusively photography) and must relate to the themes of Construction or Technology. Winners will be chosen by a panel of […]

28th November 2022

Alex Hickey KC successful in Northumbrian Water Ltd v Doosan Enpure & Anor [2022] EWHC 2881 (TTC)

Alexander Hickey KC appeared for the successful claimant in Northumbrian Water Ltd v Doosan Enpure & Anor [2022] EWHC 2881 (TCC) (14 November 2022), the second case this year to consider whether an arbitration clause in a construction contract required the parties to refer any issues as to enforceability of an adjudication award. The claimant […]

21st November 2022

4 Pump Court wins ‘International Arbitration Set of the Year’ at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

The Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2022 were held yesterday evening at Old Billingsgate. ‘The awards recognise a Chambers pre-eminence in the UK. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.’ We were delighted to have won ‘International Arbitration Set of the […]

21st November 2022

Court orders for oral evidence and disclosure by non-parties in support of foreign arbitration proceedings: the changing picture in England- Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

A lesser discussed area of the reforms to the Arbitration Act proposed by the Law Commission are the reforms proposed to s.44 and the powers of the court to support arbitrations set out therein. In this article, recently published in the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard discusses s.44 in […]

7th November 2022

Stopping the “avalanche” of implied duties of good faith? A case note on Candey v Bosheh & Anr [2022] EWCA Civ 1103

From time to time fashions emerge, become ubiquitous, and then fade from view as quickly as they emerged. Perms, flared trousers and fully matching nylon tracksuits all enjoyed their days in the sun only to become a source of regret when seen in family photo albums. One legal development that has been all the rage […]

31st October 2022

Thomas Barnes & Sons plc (in administration) v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2022] EWHC 2598 (TCC)

On 17 October 2022, the Court handed down its judgment in Thomas Barnes & Sons plc (in administration) v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2022] EWHC 2598 (TCC).  Lynne McCafferty KC acted for the successful defendant. The case concerned a project for the construction of a new bus station in Blackburn.  In 2014 Thomas Barnes […]

24th October 2022

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2023 Rankings

The Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023 was released today, and 4 Pump Court are listed as a leading set in Commercial, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, IT, Insurance, International Arbitration: Construction and Engineering, Professional Negligence, Professional Negligence: Tech and Construction, Property Damage and Shipping and Commodities. 51 members of 4 Pump Court have been ranked across […]

20th October 2022

Driver v CPS – damages in data breach claims – an imprecise science?

The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Driver v Crown Prosecution Service [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB) (“Driver v CPS”). For those familiar with data breach claims, one of the more difficult questions to answer in recent years is the bottom line – what amount will a Claimant be awarded in damages? […]

19th October 2022

Rachel Ansell KC to join Sean Brannigan KC as joint Head of Chambers

4 Pump Court are pleased to announce Sean Brannigan KC and Rachel Ansell KC as the new joint Heads of Chambers with effect from 1st November. Rachel will be the first female Head of Chambers to represent 4 Pump Court. Nick Vineall KC will become Chair of the Bar from 1st January 2023 and therefore step down as Head of Chambers. […]

17th October 2022

Success at Legal 500 Awards 2022 for 4 Pump Court

Members and staff had an enjoyable evening at The Legal 500 awards last night, and were delighted to receive two awards: Technology and Data set of the year Kate Livesey – Professional Negligence junior of the year 4 Pump Court were shortlisted for 10 awards ahead of the evening. Nominations are based on Legal 500’s […]

6th October 2022

A significant expansion in the DIFC Court’s jurisdictional ambit for freezing injunctions

(1) William Allan Jones (2) Coffee Planet LLC (3) Coffee Planet Roastery FZE v Robert Anthony Jones [2022] DIFC CFI 043 When discussing freezing injunctions, modern lawyers of a historical bent occasionally refer to the English High Court’s “nuclear weapon” by reference to the Mareva, a merchant vessel chartered by International Bulkcarriers SA in May […]

3rd October 2022

Two new tenants at 4 Pump Court – 2022

We are delighted to officially welcome both Katy Handley and Jacob Haddad as full time tenants today, following their successful completion of pupillage in chambers. Both Katy and Jacob have gained experience in all of our core areas of practice throughout their pupillage, as well as having conducted their own advocacy. To make enquiries for Katy or […]

3rd October 2022

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