Alexander Wright KC and Ed Jones successful in US$30m ship transfer dispute arising out of sanctioning of Russian state transportation company

On 27 January 2023, Foxton J handed down judgment in Gravelor Shipping Limited  v GTLK Asia M5 Limited [2023] EWHC 131 (Comm)  in which Alexander Wright KC and Ed Jones successfully acted for the Claimant instructed by William Gidman, Philip Kelleher and Sofie Maeland Tykvenko of HFW LLP. The dispute arose from two materially identical […]

27th January 2023

4 Pump Court recognised in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide

4 Pump Court is pleased to again be recognised for our work in the Asia Pacific region in the newly published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide. As a set, we have been ranked tier 1 for ‘construction, energy and infrastructure’ and tier 2 for ‘shipping and commodities’. 8 members have been commended across the […]

20th January 2023

The “Tai Prize”: permission to appeal refused by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in The “Tai Prize”, so affirming the decision of the Court of Appeal ([2021] EWCA Civ 87; [2021] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 36). That decision, commented on more fully here, therefore stands as the leading authority on a number of important issues concerning inter alia the meaning of […]

25th April 2022

Sanctions: related matters

Some of our sanctions related legal work includes: Nick Vineall KC Nick appeared in the Supreme Court for the shareholders of Bank Mellat in the bank’s successful claim that British government sanctions against the Iranian bank were irrational and therefore unlawful.  Nick then led the Bank’s team on its subsequent claim for damages under the […]

12th April 2022

Alex Wright KC officially appointed as King’s Counsel

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Alex Wright KC is officially appointed as King’s Counsel today, 21st March 2022. We congratulate Alex on his achievement. Find out more about Alex’s practice on his online profile.

21st March 2022

Success in the Court of Appeal for Alexander Wright and Ed Jones on whether or not an innocent victim of fraud is required to give credit for the “time value” of money received in fraudulently induced transactions

Date: 14th January 2022 Neutral Citation: [2022] EWCA Civ 23 Court: Court of Appeal Link: Tuke v Hood [2022] EWCA Civ 23 (14 January 2022) ( In an important judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal this morning, Alexander Wright and Ed Jones, acting for the claimant Mike Tuke, have successfully resisted an appeal […]

14th January 2022

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Rankings

4 Pump Court have been ranked Tier 1 for ‘Construction, Energy and Infrastructure’ and Tier 2 for ‘Shipping and Commodities’ in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Members of 4 Pump Court have also been ranked in all 3 areas across the 2022 edition. For ‘Construction, Energy and Infrastructure’, Sean Brannigan KC and […]

14th January 2022

Alexander Wright to be appointed as King’s Counsel

Her Majesty The Queen, 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 Alexander Wright will be appointed as King’s Counsel in 2022. Alexander is an experienced commercial Barrister and has […]

22nd December 2021

Alexander Wright successful for charterers in Eternal Bliss appeal on exclusivity of demurrage as damages for delay in cargo operations

In an important judgment of the Court of Appeal handed down today, Alexander Wright (led by Christopher Hancock KC of 20 Essex Street) has successfully appealed the decision of Andrew Baker J in The “Eternal Bliss” [2020] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 419.  That decision concerned whether or not the payment of demurrage was an exclusive remedy […]

18th November 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week logo 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 is a week long global shipping and maritime event that is being held during the week of September 13-17, in person and virtually, attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. LISW21 offers over 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, […]

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall KC – National Guide Rachel Ansell KC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi KC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan KC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Maritime Bulletin – Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”)

Alexander Wright succeeds in first case establishing a right of equitable compensation against a subrogated insurer bringing foreign proceedings contrary to a forum clause. The Commercial Court has today handed down its judgment in the important case of Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”) [2021] EWHC 554 (Comm).  […]

10th March 2021

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