Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann recognised in the Pro Bono Recognition list

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann have been recognised in the Pro Bono Recognition list which is a new initiative that is supported by the Bar Council and the Law Society. The Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, serves as Patron of the Pro Bono Recognition List. The list […]

17th June 2024

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann featured in Counsel article

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann are featured in a recent Counsel article following their instruction by Colours Caribbean to intervene in Ferguson v UK before the European Court of Human Rights. Anna Hoffmann leads a conversation with Dr Leo Raznovich, Alex Potts KC and solicitor members of the pro bono legal team reflecting on […]

10th June 2024

4 Pump Court at London International Disputes Week

4 Pump Court will once again be taking part in London International Disputes Week (LIDW) in June. Members look forward to participating in the following events: Wednesday 5 June- ‘Harnessing the power of AI in ADR: recent developments, use cases and limits’ hosted at 4 Pump Court from 9:00-10:30am. Register here: LIDW 2024 – Harnessing […]

Anna Hoffmann shortlisted for Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2024

We are delighted to announce that Anna Hoffmann has been shortlisted for the Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year at the 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards. These awards recognise those individuals and chambers who have gone above and beyond expectation when undertaking pro bono work to support access to justice. Anna has been shortlisted […]

4 Pump Court features in The Lawyer Top 10 Appeals 2024

The Lawyer‘s Top 10 Appeals of 2024 has been released reflecting some of the key issues facing the legal industry and the world today. Featured in the list of cases is ‘London International Exhibition Centre v Allianz and others’. The case, which was one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2023, will be heard […]

5th February 2024

Anna Hoffmann successful in Ben Line Agencies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Acteon Integrated Solutions Ltd

On 6 December 2023, HHJ Pelling KC heard an application in this matter. The Claimants had applied to amend their Particulars of Claim after these had been found to be insufficiently pleaded at a previous hearing. The Defendants resisted the amendments on the grounds that the claims, all of which were exclusively pleaded in contract, […]

13th December 2023

Court of Appeal Clarifies Compulsory Mediation: lawful so long as “the very essence of the claimant’s right to...

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeal (CoA) handed down the much-anticipated judgment in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA CIv 1416 (read our previous post about key issues in the case here). Sir Geoffrey Vos (Master of the Rolls) gave the judgment with which Lord Justice Birss and Lady Carr (Lady Chief Justice) […]

1st December 2023

Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (CA -2022-001778)

At root this is a case about Japanese knotweed. However, it has attracted wide attention because it has given the Court of Appeal the opportunity to consider the tangled issue of mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and to clarify its decision in Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust [2004] EWCA Civ 576. It is […]

21st November 2023

4 Pump Court hosts a well attended Ciarb YMG event on Renewable Energy Disputes

4 Pump Court was delighted to host the Ciarb YMG’s event on Renewable Energy Disputes last week. The turn-out was fantastic and the discussions insightful. Moderator, Mark McMahon (Senior Associate, Stewarts) and panellists Lucy McKenzie (Senior Associate, Ashurst), George Fisher (Senior Construction Counsel, SSE Renewables) and Anna Hoffmann (Barrister, 4 Pump Court) grappled with pressing […]

Anna Hoffmann speaking at Legal ESG’s Conference “Greenwashing for Lawyers – Balancing Legal Risks and...

Tomorrow, Anna Hoffmann will be speaking at Legal ESG’s Conference “Greenwashing for Lawyers – Balancing Legal Risks and Opportunities amidst Green Misinformation”. Anna will be speaking on the “Wrap Up Session – What’s Next?” panel (with Stuart Woollard, Organizational Maturity Services LLP and Tamara Cizeika, Allen & Overy). The wrap-up panel session serves as a […]

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann act pro bono for the LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Colours Caribbean

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann have been instructed to act pro bono for the LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Colours Caribbean, in its capacity as an intervener in the case of Ferguson and Others v United Kingdom, pending before the European Court of Human Rights. Colours Caribbean has secured the ECtHR’s permission to intervene in the case, […]

30th October 2023

Young Members Group Ciarb seminar ‘Current Trends in Renewable Energy dispute’ held at 4 Pump Court

On Wednesday 1 November 2023 from 6pm, ‘Current Trends in Renewable Energy disputes’ in-person seminar will be held at 4 Pump Court. The seminar will be hosted by The Young Members Group of the Ciarb London Branch. Topics will include: The growing trend of disputes in the renewable energy sector, including construction disputes, commercial disputes […]

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