De facto and de jure Presidents – The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela

Introduction On 5th October, the Court of Appeal handed down its Judgment in The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent) [2020] EWCA Civ 1249. Nicholas Vineall QC, Joint Head of Chambers of 4 Pump Court, appeared for the successful Appellant. This […]

6th October 2020

4 Pump Court welcome two new tenants

We are delighted to officially welcome both Elliott Cook and Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly as full time tenants today, following their successful completion of pupillage in chambers. Both Elliott and Samantha 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 […]

1st October 2020

Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption

Edward Garnier QC has contributed a chapter on Deferred Prosecution Agreements for the third edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption, published by LexisNexis UK. In this new edition of this comprehensive work Edward, who developed DPAs for use in this jurisdiction when Solicitor General, offers a full overview of the DPA legislation […]

1st October 2020

Legal 500 2021 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK Guide. Chambers has been described as ‘an impressive set’, with ‘consistently excellent service and expertise, backed by top rate clerking’. The Legal 500 have ranked Chambers and our Members in the following Practice Areas: Banking & Finance Commercial […]

30th September 2020

Nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for five awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction Set of the Year Construction Silk of the Year – Fiona Sinclair QC Construction Junior of the Year – Thomas Crangle Professional Negligence […]

28th September 2020

Webinar: Insolvency & Payment with Limeslade

Join James Bowling and other industry experts from Opus Restructuring and Womble Bond Dickinson to discuss how to manage the risk and deal with insolvency in the construction industry. What warning signs should you look for, what are the causes and risks? What options are available to firms facing or dealing with insolvency, and how […]

23rd September 2020

Podcast: The ICO perspective on AI and data protection with Simon McDougall

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Quentin Tannock. Quentin talks with Simon McDougall, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Deputy Commissioner, on the topic of AI and data protection.  Their discussion covers the ICO perspective on AI and data protection, the recent ICO Guidance on the topic, key challenges and opportunities for industry in the […]

23rd September 2020

John Doyle v Erith Contractors Limited [2020] EWHC 2451 (TCC): Insolvency and Construction – The Construction Act strikes back

Case summary written by Luke Wygas. The case of Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd (Bresco) saw the TCC and the Court of Appeal agree that insolvent referring parties should not reap the rewards of adjudication.  In fact, the TCC said that a referring party facing an adjudication brought by an […]

22nd September 2020

Podcast: The future of London as the pre-eminent global legal centre

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast sees Anthony Speaight QC speak to the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC about whether London has the ability to remain as the pre-eminent legal hub post-Brexit. Anthony reflects on how his work and the work of chambers has evolved over the past 20 years, and looks to the future […]

18th September 2020

FCA Business Interruption insurance test case

The Commercial Court has handed down judgment in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm). These expedited proceedings concerned numerous sample wordings of business interruption policies from eight leading insurers and were commenced in June 2020, leading to an urgent two week […]

17th September 2020

4 Pump Court are gold sponsors of the Society of Computers and Law Annual Conference 2020

We are delighted to be sponsoring the SCL Annual Conference again this year, albeit under different circumstances to usual. This year’s conference will be held virtually across two days on 7th and 8th October. The schedule for the conference runs as follows: Tech for Tech Lawyers – understanding the technology behind Software Development & Technology […]

7th September 2020

Podcast: Explaining Artificial Intelligence with Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock

The third episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock. In this episode, Terry and Quentin discuss the issue of explaining Artificial Intelligence with specific reference to processing personal data in light of the recent guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office. This podcast was originally produced for […]

2nd September 2020

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