Stopping the “avalanche” of implied duties of good faith? A case note on Candey v Bosheh & Anr [2022] EWCA Civ 1103

From time to time fashions emerge, become ubiquitous, and then fade from view as quickly as they emerged. Perms, flared trousers and fully matching nylon tracksuits all enjoyed their days in the sun only to become a source of regret when seen in family photo albums. One legal development that has been all the rage […]

31st October 2022

Lynne McCafferty KC successful in Thomas Barnes & Sons plc (in administration) v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2022] EWHC 2598 (TCC)

On 17 October 2022, the Court handed down its judgment in Thomas Barnes & Sons plc (in administration) v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2022] EWHC 2598 (TCC).  Lynne McCafferty KC acted for the successful defendant. The case concerned a project for the construction of a new bus station in Blackburn.  In 2014 Thomas Barnes […]

24th October 2022

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2023 Rankings

The Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023 was released today, and 4 Pump Court are listed as a leading set in Commercial, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, IT, Insurance, International Arbitration: Construction and Engineering, Professional Negligence, Professional Negligence: Tech and Construction, Property Damage and Shipping and Commodities. 51 members of 4 Pump Court have been ranked across […]

20th October 2022

Driver v CPS – damages in data breach claims – an imprecise science?

The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Driver v Crown Prosecution Service [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB) (“Driver v CPS”). For those familiar with data breach claims, one of the more difficult questions to answer in recent years is the bottom line – what amount will a Claimant be awarded in damages? […]

19th October 2022

Rachel Ansell KC to join Sean Brannigan KC as joint Head of Chambers

4 Pump Court are pleased to announce Sean Brannigan KC and Rachel Ansell KC as the new joint Heads of Chambers with effect from 1st November. Rachel will be the first female Head of Chambers to represent 4 Pump Court. Nick Vineall KC will become Chair of the Bar from 1st January 2023 and therefore step down as Head of Chambers. […]

17th October 2022

Success at Legal 500 Awards 2022 for 4 Pump Court

Members and staff had an enjoyable evening at The Legal 500 awards last night, and were delighted to receive two awards: Technology and Data set of the year Kate Livesey – Professional Negligence junior of the year 4 Pump Court were shortlisted for 10 awards ahead of the evening. Nominations are based on Legal 500’s […]

6th October 2022

A significant expansion in the DIFC Court’s jurisdictional ambit for freezing injunctions

(1) William Allan Jones (2) Coffee Planet LLC (3) Coffee Planet Roastery FZE v Robert Anthony Jones [2022] DIFC CFI 043 When discussing freezing injunctions, modern lawyers of a historical bent occasionally refer to the English High Court’s “nuclear weapon” by reference to the Mareva, a merchant vessel chartered by International Bulkcarriers SA in May […]

3rd October 2022

Two new tenants at 4 Pump Court – 2022

We are delighted to officially welcome both Katy Handley and Jacob Haddad as full time tenants today, following their successful completion of pupillage in chambers. Both Katy and Jacob have gained experience in all of our core areas of practice throughout their pupillage, as well as having conducted their own advocacy. To make enquiries for Katy or […]

3rd October 2022

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023 Guide Rankings Released

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023 guide launched on 28 October 2022. 4 Pump Court has been ranked Tier 1 for ‘IT and Telecommunications’ and ‘Professional Negligence’. 4 Pump Court has also been ranked a leading set for Commercial Litigation; Construction; Energy; Insurance and Reinsurance; International Arbitration and Shipping. Members of chambers also celebrate their […]

29th September 2022

Martlet Homes Ltd v Mulalley & Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 1813 (TCC)

In the early 2000s, the five tower blocks in Portsmouth known as Gosport Towers were in a somewhat tired and sorry state. Their owners, the Kelsey Housing Association, took the expensive decision to refurbish the buildings comprehensively. Its public-spirited decision proved to be ill-fated. Many will remember the events of 14 June 2017, when a […]

15th September 2022

Nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for three awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2022 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction Silk of the Year – Rachel Ansell KC Construction Set of the Year International Arbitration Set of the Year Winners of the awards will […]

1st September 2022

TCC rules on arbitrability of adjudication enforcement disputes and notices of dissatisfaction- Gideon Shirazi

In Sefton MBC v Allenbuild [2022] EWHC 1443 (TCC), the TCC handed down judgment giving the latest word in the debate around the arbitrability of adjudication enforcement. Gideon Shirazi acted for Allenbuild. In 2005, Sefton MBC engaged Allenbuild under an NEC2 contract to build a waterpark known as Dunes Splash World. Over 12 years later, […]

26th August 2022

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