Webinar: Insolvency & Payment with Limeslade

Join James Bowling and other industry experts from Opus Restructuring and Womble Bond Dickinson to discuss how to manage the risk and deal with insolvency in the construction industry. What warning signs should you look for, what are the causes and risks? What options are available to firms facing or dealing with insolvency, and how […]

23rd September 2020

Podcast: The ICO perspective on AI and data protection with Simon McDougall

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Quentin Tannock. Quentin talks with Simon McDougall, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Deputy Commissioner, on the topic of AI and data protection.  Their discussion covers the ICO perspective on AI and data protection, the recent ICO Guidance on the topic, key challenges and opportunities for industry in the […]

23rd September 2020

John Doyle v Erith Contractors Limited [2020] EWHC 2451 (TCC): Insolvency and Construction – The Construction Act strikes back

Case summary written by Luke Wygas. The case of Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd (Bresco) saw the TCC and the Court of Appeal agree that insolvent referring parties should not reap the rewards of adjudication.  In fact, the TCC said that a referring party facing an adjudication brought by an […]

22nd September 2020

Podcast: The future of London as the pre-eminent global legal centre

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast sees Anthony Speaight QC speak to the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC about whether London has the ability to remain as the pre-eminent legal hub post-Brexit. Anthony reflects on how his work and the work of chambers has evolved over the past 20 years, and looks to the future […]

18th September 2020

FCA Business Interruption insurance test case

The Commercial Court has handed down judgment in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm). These expedited proceedings concerned numerous sample wordings of business interruption policies from eight leading insurers and were commenced in June 2020, leading to an urgent two week […]

17th September 2020

4 Pump Court are gold sponsors of the Society of Computers and Law Annual Conference 2020

We are delighted to be sponsoring the SCL Annual Conference again this year, albeit under different circumstances to usual. This year’s conference will be held virtually across two days on 7th and 8th October. The schedule for the conference runs as follows: Tech for Tech Lawyers – understanding the technology behind Software Development & Technology […]

7th September 2020

Podcast: Explaining Artificial Intelligence with Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock

The third episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock. In this episode, Terry and Quentin discuss the issue of explaining Artificial Intelligence with specific reference to processing personal data in light of the recent guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office. This podcast was originally produced for […]

2nd September 2020

Podcast: On Design life claims, COVID, and empty hotels – Simon Hale and Sanjay Patel reflect on the trial in Blackpool BC v VolkerFitzpatrick

Following the launch of our 4PC Podcast last week, in the second episode of the series, Simon Hale and Sanjay Patel who appeared on opposite sides in Blackpool BC v VolkerFitzpatrick, sit down to chat about the law on design life claims and the evidence needed to prove them. For those that do not have a Spotify account, our podcast […]

24th August 2020

Podcast: Quantum Computing with Laura Wright and Rebecca Keating

We are delighted to launch our new podcast series this week. The series will cover key areas relating to all aspects of commercial law as well as addressing other topics currently facing the Bar and the wider legal sector. Episode 1 is now available to listen to online as well as on Spotify. Our first […]

17th August 2020

ExplAIning Artificial Intelligence

In a recent article for the Society of Computers and Law, Terence Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock look at the importance of explaining Artificial Intelligence, outlining recent guidance from Project ExplAIn and discussing explanation related challenges for organisations that deploy Artificial Intelligence to process personal data. Read the full article on the Society of Computers […]

3rd August 2020

International Construction Law Conference

In association with King’s College London, Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution and the Academy of Experts. We are pleased to invite you to join us for an international construction law conference. This conference unites the foremost international construction law practitioners from 24 leading law firms, chambers and expert consultancies, along with a number […]

23rd July 2020

Has a Bright Line Dispelled the Will o’ the Wisp?

SEVILLEJA (RESPONDENT) V MAREX FINANCIAL LTD (APPELLANT) Last week the Supreme Court handed down judgement (on 15 July 2020), in one of the most important commercial cases this year, Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31 (Sevilleja). Sevilleja was an appeal against a unanimous Court of Appeal decision to the effect that the rule […]

22nd July 2020

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