First Anti-Suit Injunction obtained in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

For the first time the DIFC Courts have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party wishing to prevent on-shore Dubai Court proceedings in order to proceed with an Arbitration. In the order issued last week in Multiplex Constructions LLC v Elemec Electromechanical Contracting LLC, HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi ordered the Defendant not […]

10th November 2020

Podcast: Mastering International Arbitration

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast focuses on International Arbitration both in the Far East and in London and will be of interest to users of arbitration, advocates, lawyers and aspiring arbitrators.  Christopher Moger QC and Andrew Stevens, two experienced practitioners in Far-Eastern arbitration, as arbitrator and as counsel respectively, discuss: – tips for successful advocacy in […]

6th November 2020

Maritime Bulletin – Eternal Bliss: Demurrage is not an exclusive remedy

It is not uncommon for voyage charterers to breach the charterparty by failing to load or discharge at the agreed rate and thus exceed the permitted laytime. It is also not uncommon for this to involve no other breach of the charterparty. Owners in such circumstances are entitled to demurrage at the stipulated rate. But […]

5th November 2020

TechLaw Chat – Episode 3

Episode 3 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat is now available. This episode, titled “You’ve been hacked. Now pay us £££!”, highlights some immediate actions that might be needed where an apparent ransomware attack threatens the leak of highly confidential technical data. For this podcast, Matthew and Iain are joined by Michael Brown of Northwall […]

5th November 2020

Reasons to Issue a Claim Form in UK–EU/EFTA Disputes in 2020, while the Going is Good

With the Brexit transition period set to end on 31 December 2020, this article looks at the implications for jurisdiction and the recognition & enforcement of judgments in cross-border litigation involving parties split between the UK and EU/EFTA member states, with a particular focus on litigation before the courts of England and Wales. It concludes […]

4th November 2020

Webinar: Common NEC issues explained

Jessica Stephens QC will join Driver Trett on 10th November for their second autumn webinar. The webinar will take the form of a mock adjudication and focus on explaining common NEC issues including defective work, key dates, late changes to Works Information and delay damages. This webinar will be of interest to all those who […]

2nd November 2020

Success for Alexander Wright and Ed Jones in Tuke v Hood & Anor [2020] EWHC 2843 (Comm)

Alexander Wright and Ed Jones have successfully acted for Michael Tuke FREng against Derek Hood, the former owner and proprietor of JD Classics Limited (“JDC”), formerly one of the world’s leading classic car dealers. Following the sale of his Orthopaedic business to Johnson & Johnson in 2009, Mr Tuke invested part of the proceeds in […]

27th October 2020

Podcast: Smart Contracts with Laura Wright and Rebecca Keating

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast focusses on another topical area of tech law, smart contracts. Laura Wright and Rebecca Keating look at the fundamentals of smart contracts including what they are, how they can be used and how to they should be treated by lawyers and those who use them. Our podcast is also available […]

26th October 2020

Intellectual Property Lectures at the University of Cambridge

For the third year running, Quentin Tannock has been invited to give a series of lectures on Intellectual Property (IP) and business to Master of Science students at the University of Cambridge.  Quentin’s lectures cover topics including patents, trade secrets and confidential information, non-disclosure agreements, commercialising IP and particular IP considerations in the context of […]

23rd October 2020

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2021 Rankings

We are delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2021. Chambers has been described as an ‘esteemed commercial’ set with ‘an enviable bench of experienced and highly regarded barristers’, supported by a ‘stellar’ clerking team. Chambers and Partners have ranked 4 Pump Court in the following areas: Commercial […]

22nd October 2020

AI and Data Protection: The ICO Guidance (1)

In a two part article for the Society of Computers and Law, Quentin Tannock surveys the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Guidance on AI and Data Protection, identifying remaining challenges and those areas where further Artificial Intelligence related materials are anticipated from the ICO.  In the first instalment, Quentin looks at the background to the Guidance and […]

21st October 2020

TechLaw Chat – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s recently published podcast series, TechLaw Chat is now available. This episode, titled “Give me my Bitcoin back!”, addresses the legal remedies that are available when Bitcoin are misappropriated, and some of the practical challenges of enforcement. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or online via

21st October 2020

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