TechLaw Chat – Episode 4

Episode 4 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode is the second of two podcasts looking at ransomeware attacks. Episode 4 specifically addresses liability arising out of a cyber attack involving highly confidential client data. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or online via

7th December 2020

Support of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court and Brick Court Chambers have signed up to become the first two chambers to be named as Supporters of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions. The Black Talent Charter, devised by Harry Matovu QC of Brick Court, is a pioneering initiative aimed […]

4th December 2020

Podcast: Halliburton v Chubb

The latest edition of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Nick Vineall QC, Sean Brannigan QC and Andrew Stevens. In this short bonus episode, Sean Brannigan QC talks to Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens about the main points arising from the recent Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The podcast highlights points […]

1st December 2020

Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Limitation

Test Claimants in Franked Investment Income Group Litigations and others v Commissioners for HMRC [2020] UKSC 47 This tax decision of the Supreme Court will be of interest not just to tax specialists but to a broad range of civil practitioners. The decision changes the law on the principles governing when a claimant has discovered […]

27th November 2020

Halliburton v Chubb in the Supreme Court – Challenging times?

With the Supreme Court’s judgment in Halliburton v Chubb hot off the press, in this article, James Leabeater QC and Anna Hoffmann take a first look at the judgment. 4 Pump Court’s joint head of chambers Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens acted for the LMAA as an intervening party before the Supreme Court in […]

27th November 2020

Halliburton v Chubb – the Supreme Court decision

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in the arbitration case of Halliburton v Chubb.  Such is the importance of the issues raised in the case the LMAA, LCIA, ICC, CIArb and GAFTA all intervened before the Supreme Court. 4 Pump Court’s Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens were counsel for the LMAA […]

27th November 2020

Urgent out of hours commercial injunctions: an excellent advert for the English courts

In ETC Export Trading Company SA v APLAS Importer & Berhan Bank SC [2020] EWHC 3229 (QB) (26 November 2020), James Watthey (instructed by a multi-jurisdictional team from Baker & McKenzie LLP) obtained an urgent without notice injunction after an out of hours hearing on Microsoft Teams before Pepperall J. In order to preserve the […]

26th November 2020

Grenfell and the Stretch to Pennsylvania for Punitive Damages

Introduction In Kristen Behrens, Esq., as Administratrix, et al. v. Arconic, Inc., et al [1] a US federal district court in Pennsylvania has dismissed on grounds of forum non conveniens claims brought by victims of the Grenfell Tower fire against: The US manufacturer of the combustible cladding tiles; and The US parent company of the […]

23rd November 2020

Awarded Professional Negligence Junior of the Year and Construction Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Kate Livesey was awarded Professional Negligence Junior of the Year and Thomas Crangle was awarded Construction Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020. 4 Pump Court was also nominated for Construction Set of the Year, Fiona Sinclair QC for Construction Silk of the Year and […]

20th November 2020

AI and Data Protection: The ICO Guidance (2)

In a two part article for the Society of Computers and Law, Quentin Tannock surveys the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Guidance on AI and Data Protection, identifying remaining challenges and those areas where further Artificial Intelligence (AI) related materials are anticipated from the ICO.  In the first instalment of the article, Quentin looks at the background […]

19th November 2020

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly called to the Bar of Ireland

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly was recently called to the Bar of Ireland. Following her admission to the Degree of Barrister–at–Law by The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Samantha was called to the Bar of Ireland by Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, the Chief Justice of Ireland, in a ceremony conducted from the Four Courts in Dublin in October. Samantha read for the […]

16th November 2020

First Anti-Suit Injunction obtained in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

For the first time the DIFC Courts have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party wishing to prevent on-shore Dubai Court proceedings in order to proceed with an Arbitration. In the order issued last week in Multiplex Constructions LLC v Elemec Electromechanical Contracting LLC, HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi ordered the Defendant not […]

10th November 2020

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