23rd December 2022

His Majesty The King, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor following consideration by the independent King’s Counsel Selection Panel, has announced the results of the King’s Counsel appointments today.

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Jonathan Lewis and Matthew Lavy will be appointed as King’s Counsel in 2023.

Jonathan specialises principally in construction and engineering disputes in litigation, arbitration and adjudication. He also has considerable experience in professional negligence work involving construction professionals.

Jonathan is recommended as a leading Construction junior in Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global and the Legal 500, being described as “an astonishingly gifted advocate, who is calm under pressure and great on construction-related insolvency matters”.

Matthew is regarded as one of the most sought-after commercial juniors at the bar for technology disputes, with a focus on IT, IP, telecoms and related disputes (including software copyright, licensing, cyber risk, cloud, blockchain and fintech, AI and the internet). This is demonstrated in the directories, where he is ranked as a star individual for IT and is described as having “a great understanding of a lot of IT matters, and he’s very sharp and astute legally as well.” 

Matthew is recommended in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He was featured as one of 10 “Stars at the Bar” in the December 2013 issue of Legal Week, was nominated for Intellectual Property/Information Technology Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2014 and 2019, and won that award in 2016.

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