Construction Newsletter – Important Decision from the Qatar Financial Centre Court of Appeal

Demand guarantees, strict compliance, and preclusion: Qatar Financial Centre Court of Appeal upholds enforcement of guarantees and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the URDG. Key points The Court of Appeal of the Qatar Financial Centre (part of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre) has decided its first case relating to […]

13th May 2020

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo successful for FCA in £3.6m unauthorised share scheme

On 6 May 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in The Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner and ors [2020] EWHC 1097 (Ch), a claim by the FCA relating an unauthorised scheme. The unlawful scheme involved the sale of shares in Our Price Records Limited (“OPR”) in 2014 and 2015. OPR was promoted as a commission earning […]

11th May 2020

Substituting a New Claimant After a Limitation Period Ends: AIG Europe Ltd v McCormick and RSA Insurance PLC

James Watthey recently appeared in an interesting procedural wrangle on CPR Part 19.5(3)(a) and (b) in AIG Europe Ltd v McCormick Roofing Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 943 (TCC). This is a TCC claim where proceedings had been commenced in the name of the wrong claimant, and an application was made to correct the error after […]

1st May 2020

New Construction and Shipbuilding Case Update: Prevention Principle and Delay Notices

Construction and Shipbuilding Case Alert: prevention principle; delay and extension of time notices – Jiangsu Guoxin Corp v Precious Shipping Public Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 1030 (Comm) A noteworthy judgment considering (1) the prevention principle, and (2) notice requirements for extensions of time under amended SAJ form shipbuilding contracts was handed down by Butcher J on 30 April 2020. 4 […]

30th April 2020

Aidan Christie QC’s position as Chair of the Independent Decision-making Body comes to a close

Aidan Christie QC‘s position as Chair of the Independent Decision-making Body (IDB), has come to a close after 8 years of participation on the IDB and its predecessor, the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC). Aidan was appointed a member of the Board of the BSB in October 2015 and Chair of the PCC at the same […]

27th April 2020

The Five ‘C’s for Commercial Parties

As companies react to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Stevens sets out five practical pointers for commercial parties whose contracts have been impacted by the crisis. The full article is available here. To find out more about Andrew’s practice, please contact our clerks on +44(0)207 842 5555 or email clerks@4pumpcourt.com.

24th April 2020

Society for Computers and Law Adjudication Panel

Following the launch of the SCL Adjudication Scheme in October 2019, Simon Henderson has been selected as one of only five members of the SCL’s Adjudication Panel for the scheme. Members of the panel have been identified as tech law professionals with considerable experience of both technology and dispute resolution matters. Appointments have been given approval by […]

20th April 2020

Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2020

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2020. Leading silks ranked in the guide include Sean Brannigan QC, Lord Marks QC, Duncan McCall QC, Rachel Ansell QC, Ben Pilling QC, Alexander Hickey QC, Lynne McCafferty QC and James Leabeater QC. Leading juniors in the rankings […]

17th April 2020

Construction Newsletter – The TCC throws a spanner in the works of expert witness firms

Summary In what is likely to be a significant blow to firms providing expert witness services, the TCC has recently issued a judgment that may heavily curtail their activities. In a decision issued last week in A Company v X, Y, Z [2020] EWHC 809 (TCC) the claimant succeeded in continuing an injunction restraining the […]

9th April 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2020 – Legal Marketplace Analysis

We are delighted that Jessica Stephens QC and Sanjay Patel have been recognised in Who’s Who Legal ‘Construction 2020 – Future Leaders – Legal Marketplace Analysis’. Jessica has been listed as one of three ‘Most Highly Regarded’ Non-Partners, being described as a “highly confident and persuasive advocate”, and Sanjay has been recognised as “a top-notch practitioner credited with a ‘careful and […]

6th April 2020

COVID-19: Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an increasing impact on our clients and their businesses. In response, a team of barristers has been formed at 4 Pump Court, consisting of experts working across the range of Chambers’ practice areas, to help clients navigate and mitigate the risks they are exposed to as a result of these […]

3rd April 2020

Abu Dhabi Global Market Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators

We are delighted to announce that Sean Brannigan QC and Jeremy Nicholson QC have been appointed to the ADGMAC panel of arbitrators. The International Financial Centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates,is a global leader in the dispute resolution community with its modern pro-arbitration framework that has been modelled on the UNCITRAL Model Law. This framework is […]

31st March 2020

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