UK Reforms Raise Questions for Bermuda

4 Pump Court’s Martyn Naylor looks at the changes that are affecting the UK’s professional services market focusing on the challenges Insurance and Finance are now facing out of the public eye. The UK’s financial sector is often in the media nowadays, and rarely for the right reasons. There sometimes seems to be a rule […]

21st August 2015

Moot Trial of Socrates

The Classics for all Lawyers Group are holding an event on 30 September 2015 at 6pm at the Supreme Court. They will present, as a moot, an updated trial of Socrates focusing on issues relevant today. Anthony Speaight KC will appear, with a junior counsel, for the prosecution; Sally Howes KC, with a junior counsel, […]

31st July 2015

Unusual order for the delivery up of the unpresented original bills of lading in Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd

Neil Henderson represented the successful defendant shipowner in Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd (“The Bao Yue”) [2015] EWHC 2288 (Comm), including an unusual order for the delivery up of the unpresented original bills of lading. The claim was by an Iranian trading company for the alleged conversion of a […]

17th July 2015

Winner of Construction & Energy Set

We are delighted to have been awarded Construction and Energy set of the year in the Legal 500 UK 2015 awards. Legal 500 will hosting an exclusive dinner in London for the winners.

10th July 2015

Alexander Hickey obtains an order for delivery up of arbitration documents from agents

In AMEC Foster Wheeler Group Ltd v Morgan Sindall Professional Services Ltd [2015] EWHC 2012 (TCC), Alexander Hickey represented the successful claimant who sought declarations against four defendants that they were bound to provide information and documentation arising out of two sets of arbitrations in which the defendants were involved, as well as delivery up […]

3rd July 2015

Much-needed clarification of the documentary requirements of demurrage claims under the BPVOY4 Form Charterparty

Kassiopi Maritime Co Ltd v FAL Shipping Co Ltd “The Adventure” Hamblen J [2015] EWHC 318 (Comm) The vessel Adventure was chartered on an amended BPVOY4 form. The owners brought a claim for demurrage as a result of delays at both the load and discharge ports. The charterers refused to pay and the matter went […]

27th June 2015

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 KC) 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 KC 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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