Law Society of England and Wales v Schubert Murphy (A Firm) [2017] EWCA Civ 1295

The Court of Appeal has rejected an application by the Law Society to strike out a claim for negligent misstatement brought by a firm of solicitors who relied on the Law Society’s “Find a Solicitor” website facility. Matthew Thorne acted for the successful law firm, Schubert Murphy. In the course of a transaction, Schubert Murphy […]

25th August 2017

Vitol SA v Beta Renowable Group [2017] EWHC 1734 (Comm) 7th July 2017

Mrs Justice Carr has handed down judgment in a biofuels trading dispute in which James Watthey acted for the successful buyers, Vitol. Vitol contracted to buy 4500MT of “UCOME” biofuel from Beta, FOB Bilbao. They also hedged on the gasoil futures market. Unfortunately, after two agreed extensions, Beta confirmed that they would not be able […]

12th July 2017

Online Courts Hackathon

Matthew Lavy, Daniel Goodkin and Laura Wright were delighted to support and participate in the Online Courts Hackathon challenge which took place on 1 and 2 July 2017. The hackathon challenged teams to come up with designs, solutions, systems, and technologies for online courts and was staged by the Society of Computers and Law, Legal […]

3rd July 2017

Brexit – One Year On

Anthony Speaight QC appeared alongside Sir Alan Dashwood QC, a distinguished EU law expert practising from Henderson Chambers, and Professor Jim Gallagher, a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and Professor Christopher McCrudden from Queen’s University Belfast in an expert panel session to discuss the prospects for Brexit and its impact on the future of […]

28th June 2017

Commercial Law Update – IT Disputes Breakfast Seminar

Simon Henderson will be part of a panel discussion with experts from Taylor Wessing’s IT Disputes team on the common causes of IT disputes and dispute avoidance strategies. The breakfast seminar will take place on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New Square Street, London, EC4A 3TW. Click here to register your […]

12th June 2017

Anthony Trace QC joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Anthony Trace QC has joined Chambers as a full time mediator after a hugely successful career at the Chancery and Commercial Bar. Anthony appeared in many of the most complex and high profile cases across his areas of expertise and was ranked in the directories as a […]

8th June 2017

Reasonable Skill and Care in the Age of Machine Learning

In this article Matthew Lavy shares some thoughts on machine learning and liability. Matthew will be one of the panel at the SCL Annual Conference session on ‘AI and machine learning – the real legal issues’ on Thursday 8 June 2017. The full article can be found here.

31st May 2017

Christopher Moger QC

Christopher Moger QC has taken the decision to complete the transition of his practice from that of Counsel to full time Arbitrator. He practices both from London and from Hong Kong where he is a member of Pump Court International. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and on the Panel of […]

1st May 2017

R&S Pilling t/as Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance

Michael Davie QC acted for the successful appellant and its property insurer in R&S Pilling t/as Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance [2017] EWCA Civ 259. The Court of Appeal held that the policyholder’s liability for fire damage arising from the insured’s off-road repair of his vehicle was covered by the wording of his motor insurance […]

28th April 2017

Simon Henderson joins M4C Mediators Panel

Simon Henderson of 4 Pump Court has successfully been appointed to the panel of M4C mediators. Simon adds “I am delighted to be joining this exciting new organisation. Although mediation has become increasingly popular in recent years, it is still under-used in the construction world where traditional forms of dispute resolution are often seen as […]

16th March 2017

Sinocore International Co Ltd v RBRG Trading (UK)

In Sinocore International Co Ltd v RBRG Trading (UK) Ltd [2017] EWHC 251 (Comm) Nick Vineall QC and Neil Henderson acted for the award creditor in an application under Section 101 of the Arbitration Act 1996 to enforce a China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) award as judgment in the Commercial Court. The […]

15th March 2017

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