4 Pump Court is a leading Commercial Litigation set and we are able to draw on sector-specific expertise across a wide range of industries.

We are known for having particular strengths in banking and financial services, commodities, construction and engineering, energy, insurance and reinsurance, shipping and shipbuilding, and technology and telecommunications.

Our barristers include some of the brightest and most highly regarded QCs and juniors at the commercial Bar. We are recognised as leading advocates, able to combine mastery of complex technical and factual detail with powerful forensic analysis of difficult legal issues. For this reason, we are recognised as one of the few chambers with members equally proficient in both the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court. Commercial disputes frequently involve urgent and time-critical issues and our barristers are adept at obtaining injunctive or other interlocutory relief.

Our barristers provide pragmatic strategic advice on legal problems. Our focus is always on achieving the best commercial outcome for our clients, whether through a negotiated or mediated settlement or following a hard-fought trial.

Our commercial barristers have long been at the forefront of international work at the commercial Bar, with members often acting in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. In addition to our Litigation practice, we regularly appear in international arbitrations seated in multiple jurisdictions and in international commercial courts.

Commercial Litigation legal expertise

Queen's Counsel

Nick Vineall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2006

Sean Brannigan QC

Call 1994 Queen's Counsel 2009

Lord Marks QC

Call 1975 Queen's Counsel 1995

Lord Garnier QC

Call 1976 Queen's Counsel 1995

John Rowland QC

Call 1979 Queen's Counsel 1996

Jeremy Nicholson QC

Call 1977 Queen's Counsel 2000

Nigel Tozzi QC

Call 1980 Queen's Counsel 2001

Alex Charlton QC

Call 1983 Queen's Counsel 2008

Duncan McCall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2008

Andrew Neish QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2009

Michael Davie QC

Call 1993 Queen's Counsel 2010

Stephen Cogley QC

Call 1984 Queen's Counsel 2011

Fiona Sinclair QC

Call 1989 Queen's Counsel 2013

Sean O’Sullivan QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2014

Benjamin Pilling QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2015

James Leabeater QC

Call 1999 Queen's Counsel 2019


Allen Dyer

Call 1976

Simon Henderson

Call 1993

Kate Vaughan-Neil

Call 1994

Claire Packman

Call 1996

Jonathan Lewis

Call 1996

James Purchas

Call 1997

Alison Potter

Call 1987

James Bowling

Call 1999

James Watthey

Call 2000

Kate Livesey

Call 2001

Peter Oliver

Call 2002

James Hatt

Call 2003

Ron Chatterjee

Call 2004

Matthew Lavy

Call 2004

Simon Goldstone

Call 2004

Neil Henderson

Call 2004

Laura Crowley

Call 2005

Richard Osborne

Call 2005

Simon Hale

Call 2006

Alexander Wright

Call 2007

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne

Call 2011

Gideon Shirazi

Call 2012

Robert Scrivener

Call 2013

Helen Dennis

Call 2013

Daniel Khoo

Call 2014

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

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