Alex Wright QC officially appointed as Queen’s Counsel

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Alex Wright QC is officially appointed as Queen’s Counsel today, 21st March 2022. We congratulate Alex on his achievement. Find out more about Alex’s practice on his online profile.

21st March 2022

TechLaw Chat – Episode 14

In the most recent episode “Surveillance tech and nosey neighbours” of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, the pair explore neighbours’ rights when householders deploy surveillance tech. As increasingly sophisticated video and audio recording devices become available to householders at only moderate cost, deployment of such surveillance tech by householders is becoming ubiquitous. However, those […]

16th February 2022

‘Worth the candle’? High Court guidance on low value data protection claims (Stadler v Currys Group)

Rebecca Keating has written an article for Lexis Nexis about the recent Stadler v Currys Group judgment. Mr Stadler brought a claim for damages (including aggravated and exemplary damages) claiming up to £5,000 for misuse of private information (MPI); breach of confidence (BOC); negligence; and breach of data protection law. Mr Stadler also sought an […]

11th February 2022

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 141 (Ch)

The Court has now given important consideration to whether and when cryptocurrency can be used as security for costs. The Court earlier ordered the provision of security (as to which, see our case note on [2022] EWHC 2 (Ch)). Matthew Thorne, instructed by O’Melveny & Myers, represents the successful defendants. The Claimant sought to provide […]

10th February 2022

Enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions applying earlier decisions and the (non-existent) concept of the ‘unwaivable’ jurisdictional challenge (John Graham Construction Ltd v Tecnicas Reunidas UK Ltd)

On 27 January 2022, Neil Dowers obtained summary judgment enforcing an adjudicator’s decision John Graham Construction Ltd v Tecnicas Reunidas UK Ltd [2022] EWHC 155 (TCC).  The judgment considers the issues that arise when a second adjudicator applies an earlier adjudication decision (or judgment or arbitration award) and is alleged to have done so wrongly, […]

7th February 2022

Laurence Page joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to welcome Laurence Page to Chambers with effect from 1st February. Laurence’s practice includes banking and finance, civil fraud and asset tracing, commercial arbitration and litigation, franchising, insurance, professional negligence, shareholder and directors disputes; adjudication, construction and engineering, disciplinary and significant international work. Joint Head of Chambers Sean Brannigan QC […]

1st February 2022

4 Pump Court Recorder Appointment

We are pleased to announce that Kate Livesey has been appointed a Crown Court Recorder of the Southern Eastern Circuit. Kate is among the 163 individuals appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable […]

31st January 2022

The Lord Atkin Lecture: The Reform Club “Prisons for a Purpose: Reforming our Broken Prison System” – Lord Garnier QC

25 January 2022 I am not sure if Jeffery Onions can remember but it was way back in December 2019 that he and Roger Billis asked me to give the 2020 Atkin Lecture here at the Reform Club. They told me it was an annual event that had been taking place for thirty years or […]

31st January 2022

Edward Garnier QC to Review Legal Services in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s Minister for Home Affairs and Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Hon Jane Poole-Wilson MHK, announced in the House of Keys in January 2022 that the Rt Hon the Lord Garnier QC is to carry out an independent review of the legal services provided on the Island.  This announcement follows a report […]

31st January 2022

Bilton & Johnson (Building) Co Limited v Three Rivers Property Investments Limited [2022] EWHC 53 (TCC)

In a decision handed down on 14 January 2022 the TCC allowed a contractor’s application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicators’ decision dated 2 September 2021.  It rejected the defendant employer’s arguments that the decision had been made in excess of jurisdiction and/or breach of natural justice and/or that the adjudicator failed to exhaust […]

26th January 2022

Nigel Tozzi QC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro featured in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Appeals

The Lawyer have published their Top 10 Appeals. Nigel Tozzi QC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro, acting for the respondent (IBM) and instructed by CMS, have been featured for CIS General Insurance v IBM United Kingdom. The claim is over a failed IT transformation project that CIS General Insurance purchased from IBM UK for around […]

24th January 2022

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 2 (Ch)

In a judgment of interest to the wider cryptocurrency community, the Court has ordered the claimant to provide security for costs in respect of its claim against software developers seeking more than USD $4.5 billion of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Matthew Thorne, instructed by O’Melveny & Myers, represented the successful defendants. The claimant is a […]

19th January 2022

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