The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2024

4 Pump Court has again been recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, receiving set rankings for ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ (Tier 1) and ‘Shipping and commodities’ (Tier 2). 8 members of Chambers have been commended in the English Bar category across the areas of ‘Commercial’, ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ and ‘Shipping and Commodities’. […]

17th January 2024

The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2024

The Lawyer Top 20 Cases, released today, includes matters with the most significant sums in dispute as well as disputes involving high profile parties or issues. Three cases involving members of 4 Pump Court are featured, with proceedings set to be heard in 2024. 1. AerCap Ireland v AIG Europe and others This is a […]

8th January 2024

Applying for pupillage at 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court’s pupillage applications open in January 2024 and this podcast provides a useful insight into the process itself. In addition, Neil Dowers, Natasha King and Caroline Jackson discuss life as a pupil in Chambers and beyond. Pupillage at 4 Pump Court | Podcast also available on Spotify.

22nd December 2023

Online Pupillage Panel and CV Workshop Jointly hosted by the Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR and TECBAR

The Chancery Bar Association, The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and The Technology and Construction Bar Association (TECBAR), will be jointly hosting a pupillage panel and CV workshop for those interested in pupillage at the commercial and chancery bar. Neil Dowers (4 Pump Court) will be on a panel alongside Lucy Garrett KC (Keating Chambers), Michael […]

4 Pump Court shortlisted at the Chambers and Partners Middle East Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted as a ‘Leading UK Barristers’ Set’ under the ‘Middle East-Wide Dispute Resolution’ category at the Chambers and Partners Middle East Awards 2024. These awards reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service. This nomination demonstrates […]

19th December 2023

Success for 4 Pump Court in the Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2024

The Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2024 Guide has been released and 2 of our Silks have been recognised for their work in the Asia Pacific Region for International Arbitration. Sean Brannigan KC has been included in the UK Bar ‘Spotlight’ table. Sean regularly represents Korean and Chinese parties in global cases, splitting his time equally between Asia, […]

19th December 2023

Mek Mesfin successful in Glovers v Fluid [2023] EWHC 3219 (TCC)

  On Friday 15 December 2023, HHJ Stephen Davies (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) handed down judgment following an application for reverse summary judgment brought by the defendant structural engineers in the case of Glovers v Fluid [2023] EWHC 3219 (TCC). The Claimants’ claims are for two types of loss: (1) expenditure […]

18th December 2023

FK v ISG: Court of Appeal grants FK Construction permission to appeal in both decisions

The Court of Appeal has given FK Construction permission to appeal both decisions of Adrian Williamson KC sitting as a Judge of the High Court in the widely reported decisions between FK Construction v ISG Retail (at neutral citation numbers [2023] EWHC 1718 (TCC) and [2023] EWHC 2012 (TCC)). The appeals relate primarily to (i) […]

12th December 2023

Can offshore works be subject to statutory adjudication? New TCC judgment

Those involved in offshore construction will wish to take note of a TCC judgment handed down on 8 December 2023 regarding the territorial reach of Part II of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended (“the Construction Act”) which Act imposes compulsory adjudication and payment provisions on certain construction contracts. Whilst it […]

8th December 2023

Court of Appeal Clarifies Compulsory Mediation: lawful so long as “the very essence of the claimant’s right to...

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeal (CoA) handed down the much-anticipated judgment in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA CIv 1416 (read our previous post about key issues in the case here). Sir Geoffrey Vos (Master of the Rolls) gave the judgment with which Lord Justice Birss and Lady Carr (Lady Chief Justice) […]

1st December 2023

4 Pump Court shortlisted for ‘Set of the Year’ at The Legal 500 Middle East and North Africa Awards 2024

We are delighted to share that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for ‘Set of the Year’ at The Legal 500 (Legalease) Middle East and North Africa Awards 2024. We have also been shortlisted for 3 awards in the ‘English Bar in the Middle East: Construction’ category: -Set of the Year -Silk of the Year- Rachel Ansell KC […]

28th November 2023

Alex Potts KC co-authors ‘Bermuda: Regulating Big Insurance on a Small Island’

Alex Potts KC has co-authored the new Bermuda chapter in the second edition of the Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation. The Handbook (edited by Julian Burling and Kevin Lazarus) provides an updated assessment of the insurance industry in an international context, featuring 30 chapters, of which half are new for this second […]

27th November 2023

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