Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2021

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their commercial and construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2021. Stephen Cogley QC has been included in the commercial rankings, whilst leading silks ranked in the construction guide include Sean Brannigan QC, Lord Marks QC, Duncan […]

19th April 2021

Mott Macdonald Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd

Members of 4 Pump Court were involved on both sides of a recent TCC dispute arising from a power project on a military base in the Falkland Islands. In the judgment given on 30 March 2021, HHJ Eyre QC considered an application concerning the proper interpretation of various exclusion and limitation clauses in the contract […]

19th April 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 8

Episode 8 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, titled “At the AI’s discretion”, looks at the recent Supreme Court decision in Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd [2015] UKSC 17 which held that exercising a discretion rationally involves (i) taking the right things (and only the right things) into account, and (ii) […]

8th April 2021

Podcast: Bias and Discrimination in Artificial Intelligence

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Quentin Tannock. Quentin talks with Minesh Tanna, Managing Associate and AI Lead at Simmons & Simmons LLP, on the topic of bias and discrimination in AI technologies.  Their discussion covers how bias enters AI systems, the regulation of discriminatory AI system outputs in the […]

7th April 2021

Construction claims, building and site safety, and more

Jessica Stephens QC recently joined the construction disputes team at Womble Bond Dickinson for a conference discussing current trends in the construction industry. Hot topics at the moment are legal developments affecting claims, time and cost claims, loss and expense claims, building safety, and health and safety. An article reviewing the content covered, as well […]

25th March 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 7

Episode 7 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, titled Computer says “GO!”, addresses so-called “eyes off/hands off”, or “Level 3” autonomous vehicles, whereby the car is sufficiently capable that the driver’s role is limited to taking over control when requested by the car to do so. Matthew and Iain […]

18th March 2021

COVID-19 and business interruption insurance—cover for ‘Plague’ (Rockliffe Hall v Travelers Insurance)

In a recent article written for LexisNexis UK PSL Insurance & Reinsurance, Martyn Naylor looks at the recent High Court decision in Rockliffe Hall v Travelers Insurance. One of the many topical insurance issues left unresolved by the recent Supreme Court ‘test case’ on business interruption insurance is whether there was cover for losses arising from […]

17th March 2021

Claire Packman QC officially appointed as Queen’s Counsel

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Claire Packman QC is officially appointed as Queen’s Counsel today, 15th March 2021. We congratulate Claire on her achievement. Find out more about Claire’s practice on her online profile.

15th March 2021

Webinar: Spotlight on… Energy Disputes

On 18th March, Thomas Crangle will be joining Damian James, Delay and Quantum experts, along with Rob Wilson, Partner and Head of Energy at CMS, for a discussion focusing on energy disputes. The panel will cover a range of topical issues currently facing the sector, including: What are the biggest risks on energy projects and […]

11th March 2021

In The Interests of Justice – A Report into the Criminal Cases Review Commission by the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice today launches its report into the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The Westminster Commission was set up in 2019 by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice to respond to widespread concern about the low, and recently declining, number of cases referred to the […]

5th March 2021

Reliance Losses and Exclusion Clauses: Co-Op v IBM

In a recent article for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Lynne McCafferty QC and Richard Osborne look at the lessons to be learnt from the decision in CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd where the claimants were seeking reliance losses following a repudiatory breach. The article is available to read […]

26th February 2021

CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd

The Technology & Construction Court has handed down judgment in the case of CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd today, 19th February 2021. The claimant sought c.£130m in damages after the failed implementation of a new IT solution for the sale and servicing of general insurance products. Identified by The Lawyer as […]

19th February 2021

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