‘Whose Gold is it Anyway?’ – Anna Hoffmann

The UK Supreme Court Decision in “Guaidó Board” of the Central Bank of Venezuela v “Maduro Board” of the Central Bank of Venezuela [2021] UKSC 57 Introduction In a much anticipated chapter of the long-fought battle between the “Guaidó Board” of the Central Bank of Venezuela and the “Maduro Board” of the Central Bank of […]

18th January 2022

Mr. Justice Arjan Sikri of the Singapore International Commercial Court becomes an associate member of 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court is delighted to announce that Mr. Justice Arjan Sikri of the Singapore International Commercial Court has become an associate member of Chambers. He is an eminent jurist and former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He is Chair of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority of India and sits regularly as an […]

17th January 2022

Tuke v Hood: success in the Court of Appeal for Alexander Wright and Ed Jones on whether or not an innocent victim of fraud is required to give credit for the “time value” of money received in fraudulently induced transactions

Date: 14th January 2022 Neutral Citation: [2022] EWCA Civ 23 Court: Court of Appeal Link: Tuke v Hood [2022] EWCA Civ 23 (14 January 2022) (bailii.org) In an important judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal this morning, Alexander Wright and Ed Jones, acting for the claimant Mike Tuke, have successfully resisted an appeal […]

14th January 2022

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Rankings

4 Pump Court have been ranked Tier 1 for ‘Construction, Energy and Infrastructure’ and Tier 2 for ‘Shipping and Commodities’ in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Members of 4 Pump Court have also been ranked in all 3 areas across the 2022 edition. For ‘Construction, Energy and Infrastructure’, Sean Brannigan QC and […]

14th January 2022

Tech as a carbon chimney and other matters: Some reflections and predictions – Rebecca Keating

Rebecca Keating casts her thoughts for the SCL on the fast-developing world of technology including quantum computing and the value of data and environmental concerns. Read Rebecca’s full predictions for future tech.

13th January 2022

Becoming a Barrister (2nd Edition) – Matthew Thorne

Matthew Thorne has published the second edition of his book Becoming a Barrister: Getting pupillage and a career at the Bar. Competition for pupillage is fierce and the journey to a career at the Bar is tough and full of pitfalls. This concise and accessible guide traces the route to success in securing pupillage. The […]

12th January 2022

TechLaw Chat – Episode 13

2022’s first episode of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available: ‘Child safety on a video-sharing platform’ As of now, the UK has not enacted online harms legislation, and social media platforms in general are under no statutory duty to protect children from harmful content. However, providers of video-sharing platforms do have statutory obligations in […]

11th January 2022

Tenke Fungurume Mining S.A. v Katanga Contracting Services S.A.S. [2021] EWHC 3301 (Comm): High Court upholds award of third-party funding costs

The recent decision of Mrs Justice Moulder DBE in a challenge to an arbitration award brought under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”) reinforces the reluctance of the English courts to intervene in arbitration appeals. Most importantly, the decision confirms the approach taken in Essar Oilfields Services Ltd v Norscot Rig […]

11th January 2022

Building Safety Bill: what’s new?

The Bill is back in the news, and there is new activity on our blog. We review the most recent government announcements about funding for cladding problems for medium high buildings. We have a note on the progress of the Bill through the Commons Committee. There are many other articles you may find of interest, […]

10th January 2022

Sean Brannigan QC included in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases

Today The Lawyer have published their feature on the Top 20 Cases of 2022, highlighting key matters being played out in the courts this year. Featured was Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust v Lendlease Construction (Europe) and various third parties, which Head of Chambers, Sean Brannigan QC, and Jennie Gillies are counsel for the claimants: […]

10th January 2022

Alexander Wright to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Her Majesty The Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel, has announced the results of the Queen’s Counsel appointments today. 4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Alexander Wright will be appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2022. Alexander is an experienced commercial Barrister and has […]

22nd December 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 12

The Christmas edition of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This end-of-year episode ‘Kris Proposes Drone Delivery’ explores the viability of delivery of Christmas gifts by drone in UK airspace. Someone has ambitious plans involving the precision drop of parcels down chimneys. Matthew and Iain discuss the legal risks that arise and […]

21st December 2021

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