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

Chambers Global Rankings 2021

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the 2021 edition of Chambers Global. Our barristers have been described as ‘fantastic litigators’ and ‘skilled cross-examiners’, supported by a ‘stellar’ clerking team. Members of Chambers have been ranked in the following areas: Construction Dispute Resolution: Commercial Dispute Resolution (UAE): The English Bar Energy & Natural […]

18th February 2021

Commercial case updates: Attorney General of the Virgin Islands v Global Water Associates Ltd [2020] UKPC 18

Over the course of the next three months, Sanjay Patel and Anna Hoffmann will look at cases from the last eighteen months that are “hidden gems”’; cases on important topics that have flown under the radar, but which commercial practitioners really ought to know about. The series starts with a case from last year on […]

17th February 2021

HKIAC Webinar: Halliburton – Problem solved or problems created?

Nick Vineall QC, Christopher Moger QC and Andrew Stevens will join a panel of experts to look at the background to the Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb and the implications and issues arising from the decision. Hosted by the HKIAC, the webinar will be hosted online on 19th February at 17:00 (GMT+8).

10th February 2021

Brexit: Impacts for Intellectual Property, Trade and Commercialisation Agreements

Join Gideon Shirazi for the latest Brexit & Intellectual Property seminar with the Licensing Executives Societies of Britain, Ireland, France and Benelux. Gideon will be speaking about Intellectual Property issues in commercial contracts – drafting for and impacts of Brexit:  force majeure, material adverse impact and frustration; choice of law and jurisdiction; where contract disputes […]

10th February 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 6

The 6th episode of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat is now available. This episode, titled “The Black Box Problem”, explores how businesses can better explain to their customers how their business uses Artificial Intelligence and how it impacts their end users. Matthew and Iain do so with the help of Andrew Burgess, founder of […]

9th February 2021

Opening innovation or opening up to risk? The potential liability framework for Open Finance

Originally published in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. Rebecca Keating has written an article on Open Finance summarising some of the key points in the Financial Conduct Authority’s recent Call for Input regarding Open Finance. Certain risks associated with Open Finance are highlighted and possible issues surrounding assigning legal liability inOpen Finance […]

2nd February 2021

Book Launch: A Critique of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

A Critique of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 written by our Associate Member, Abhimanyu Bhandari, and his colleague Kartika Sharma, was published on 1st February 2021. The text critically examines various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA, 2002) as well as judicial decisions in this area of law and is […]

1st February 2021

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