Sanctions: related matters

Some of our sanctions related legal work includes: Nick Vineall QC Nick appeared in the Supreme Court for the shareholders of Bank Mellat in the bank’s successful claim that British government sanctions against the Iranian bank were irrational and therefore unlawful.  Nick then led the Bank’s team on its subsequent claim for damages under the […]

12th April 2022

SCL event review: Restraining Contract Termination by Injunction

Jacob Haddad, our second six pupil, summarises the key points from the recent SCL IT Disputes group webinar held on 25 February 2022. Gideon Shirazi was on the panel discussing issues which commonly arise in applications for interim injunctive relief which seek to prevent a party from terminating an IT contract. 

11th April 2022

Podcast: “The War in Ukraine – financial and maritime implications of the sanctions regime”

Lord Garnier QC, Ian Gaunt and Anna Hoffmann share some reflections on the situation in Ukraine, the sanctions regime, the types of disputes that may arise, the new Economic Crime Act, the role of lawyers, and effective relief avenues. Nothing in this podcast constitutes legal advice and any political views expressed are the speaker’s own […]

8th April 2022

In breaking cryptocurrency news

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch) The High Court has summarily dismissed the highly-publicised multi-billion dollar claim brought against bitcoin software developers, which sought an order for changes to be made to the underlying software code and/or blockchains. It is the first case in the English Courts […]

25th March 2022

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo represent FCA in important CoA case clarifying FSMA s. 21

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment this morning in the case of Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner & Ors. The case involved the unlawful promotion of shares to retail investors in Our Price Records Limited. The Financial Conduct Authority sought relief from the directors of the company and those involved in the marketing […]

25th March 2022

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

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, and […]

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

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