London International Shipping Week: LMAA Mock Arbitration – 16 September

On Thursday 16 September, 10.00 – 12.00 (BST), 4 Pump Court will participate in the LMAA Mock Arbitration. This event will take the form of a simulation of a real LMAA Maritime Arbitration hearing. Since 2020 the pandemic has resulted in most arbitration hearings being conducted fully or semi-virtually on line, for which the LMAA […]

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, […]

Commercial case updates: Attorney General of the Virgin Islands v Global Water Associates Ltd [2020] UKPC 18

Over the course of the next three months, Sanjay Patel and Anna Hoffmann will look at cases from the last eighteen months that are “hidden gems”’; cases on important topics that have flown under the radar, but which commercial practitioners really ought to know about. The series starts with a case from last year on […]

17th February 2021

The Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance Test Case Breaks New Ground on Causation and overturns the Orient Express

On Friday 15th January, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated Judgment in the FCA Test Case relating to Covid Business Insurance, The FCA v Arch & Others [2021] UKSC 1. This is undoubtedly one of the most significant decisions in insurance law in a long time – not just because it decides whether […]

18th January 2021

Halliburton v Chubb in the Supreme Court – Challenging times?

With the Supreme Court’s judgment in Halliburton v Chubb hot off the press, in this article, James Leabeater QC and Anna Hoffmann take a first look at the judgment. 4 Pump Court’s joint head of chambers Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens acted for the LMAA as an intervening party before the Supreme Court in […]

27th November 2020

De facto and de jure Presidents – The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela

Introduction On 5th October, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent) [2020] EWCA Civ 1249. Nicholas Vineall QC, Joint Head of Chambers of 4 Pump Court, appeared for the successful Appellant. This […]

6th October 2020

Contact Tracing – The Ethical and Legal Issues

Anthony Speaight QC, Iain Munro and Anna Hoffmann Three members of chambers examine the ethical debate and legal issues surrounding the adoption of a contact tracing app. They conclude that the technology which the British Government has to date favoured raises a host of ethical dilemmas and legal challenges. The technological responses to the pandemic […]

3rd June 2020

Making a Career of IT

Anna Hoffmann reports on the SCL Junior Lawyers’ Group meeting ‘Making a Career of IT’ hosted by 4 Pump Court on 22 October 2019. At this interesting event SCL members gained insights into different careers in IT law. The event was chaired by Quentin Tannock. A diverse panel, both in terms of specialisms and roles, […]

28th October 2019

R (Miller) v the Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41: An Unlawful Prorogation

On 24 September 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in R(Miller) v the Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41 holding that the prorogation of Parliament had been unlawful and was null and void. 4 Pump Court’s Edward Garnier QC and Anna Hoffmann were acting in this case for Sir John Major, one of […]

24th October 2019

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