25th Anniversary of China Training Scheme

4 Pump Court are pleased to sponsor the 25th Anniversary of the Bar Council China training scheme. This scheme has helped over 300 young Chinese lawyers gain a practical insight and understanding of the English legal system and the way in which the Bar adds value to it. Further information about the events can be […]

20th June 2015

Tony Temple retires

Anthony Temple came to 4 Pump Court in January 1970 as a pupil, and joined Chambers after pupillages with Ted Laughton-Scott (later Judge Laughton-Scott QC) and Swinton Thomas (later Lord Justice Thomas). He practised in a great range of cases before almost every court and tribunal – cutting his teeth on the Western Circuit (mainly […]

13th June 2015

Anthony Speaight QC acted for the successful party in a case which demonstrates the possibilities of pleading a claim in estoppels

In Mears Ltd v Shoreline Housing Partnership Ltd a housing association invited tenders for a contract whose draft documents provide for it to be operated and paid on what might for simplicity be called basis A, a basis involved cost/value reconciliations every 6 months. The Claimant was the successful tenderer. Then there was a meeting […]

6th June 2015

Peter Hamilton represents successful income protection insurer

Peter Hamilton represented successful income protection insurer in its claim against a fraudulent insured and secured the setting aside of two awards by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) on the grounds that they were obtained by fraud. In 2007, a self-employed steelwork draughtsman, Mr C Parkin, applied to the Cirencester Friendly Society for income protection […]

29th May 2015

Alexander Hickey wins on a novel point of causation of loss in valuer’s negligence claim

In Tuita International Ltd (in Liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd (Chancery Division 20 March 2015) the Court granted summary judgment on a novel point of causation of loss in valuer’s negligence claims where there has been re-financing and re-mortgage. Under a Facility agreed in April 2011 the Lender loaned the Borrower £2.5 million, relying […]

21st May 2015

AFD Software v DCML Ltd provides a sobering example of over-zealous sales representatives

A recent High Court judgment in a software licensing dispute underlines the dangers lurking from pre-contract sale representations. Richard Osborne reports on the case and suggests a strategy for minimising the dangers. More than once statements made by the over-zealous sales representatives of companies have returned to haunt their lawyers years later. A recent case […]

30th April 2015

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