Success for Alexander Wright and Ed Jones in Tuke v Hood & Anor [2020] EWHC 2843 (Comm)

Alexander Wright and Ed Jones have successfully acted for Michael Tuke FREng against Derek Hood, the former owner and proprietor of JD Classics Limited (“JDC”), formerly one of the world’s leading classic car dealers. Following the sale of his Orthopaedic business to Johnson & Johnson in 2009, Mr Tuke invested part of the proceeds in […]

27th October 2020

Choppy Waters: Navigating Claims Against Insolvent Counterparties

Our second involvency based webinar will be held on 9th June at 09:30 – 10:30 BST. The session will focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the bulk carrier market in the context of a practical scenario where several of a Shipyard’s customers have gone in to insolvent liquidation. Event Chair Stephen Cogley […]

Stephen Cogley QC and Alexander Wright successfully maintain €225m worldwide freezing order against major Russian oil refinery

Stephen Cogley QC and Alexander Wright (together with Alan Gourgey QC, Christopher Jay and Michael Ryan) have successfully acted for VTB Commodities Trading DAC (“VTB”) in maintaining a €225 million worldwide freezing order (“WFO”) against JSC Antipinsky Refinery (“Antipinsky”). VTB had entered into prepayment agreements with Antipinsky by which it purchased effectively all of Antipinsky’s […]

18th February 2020

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Rankings

4 Pump Court is delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their work in the Asia Pacific region by the Legal 500 Guide 2020. Those ranked in the guide are: Commercial Christopher Moger QC Construction, Energy & Infrastructure Sean Brannigan QC John Rowland QC Shipping & Commodities Nicholas Vineall QC Sean O’Sullivan QC […]

17th January 2020

Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted that Alexander Wright has been awarded Shipping Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. A full list of all UK Bar winners is available on the Legal 500 website.

4th December 2019

Nominations for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been nominated for nine awards at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction & Energy: Set of the Year IP, IT & Media: Set of the Year Shipping: Set of the Year International Arbitration: Silk […]

27th November 2019

Harmony Innovation Shipping Pte Ltd v Caravel Shipping Inc [2019] 2 WLUK 370

Alexander Wright acted for the successful head owners in obtaining an interim mandatory injunction for payment of security in the sum of over US$5m pursuant to a letter of indemnity on the International Group standard form. In Harmony Innovation Shipping Pte Ltd v Caravel Shipping Inc [2019] 2 WLUK 370, Owners’ vessel had been arrested […]

25th March 2019

Nominations for Legal 500 Awards 2019

4 Pump Court are delighted to have been nominated for 5 awards at the upcoming Legal 500 Bar Awards in Fenruary 2019. Awards we have been nominated for include: Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year – Nigel Tozzi QC Construction & Energy Set of the Year Construction & Energy Junior of the Year – Kate […]

4th December 2018

Sean Brannigan QC and Alexander Wright successfully act for Michael Tuke in classic car litigation against JD Classics Limited

Sean Brannigan QC and Alexander Wright have successfully acted for Michael Tuke against JD Classics Limited (“JDC”), one of the world’s leading classic car dealers, arising out of a long-standing relationship in which Mr Tuke bought and sold a large number of high value classic cars through the agency of JDC. The judgment on the […]

17th April 2018

Alexander Wright Acts for Islamic Bank in Murabaha Claim

Alexander Wright, instructed by Linos Choo and Helen Vickers of DLA Piper UK LLP, is acting for the Bank of London and the Middle East PLC (“BLME”) on a £7.5 million claim under a master murabaha agreement dated 22 February 2017 by which BLME provided Partners International Leisure Ltd (“PIL”) with a facility to finance […]

1st March 2018

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that Carolyn McCombe was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award and that Rachel Ansell QC and James Bowling were awarded Construction Silk and Construction Junior of the Year in the Chambers & Partners UK 2017 awards. We were also shortlisted in the following sectors: Shipping: Junior of the Year – Alexander […]

Alexander Wright successfully defends the leasing subsidiary of China’s largest bank

Alexander Wright successfully defends the leasing subsidiary of China’s largest bank against allegations of misuse of confidential information and circumvention in connection with a c US$720 million financing deal for four LNG carriers Alexander Wright (led by Richard Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers) has successfully defended ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd (“ICBCL”), the leasing […]

18th July 2016

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