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 […]

Matthew Lavy KC and Anna Hoffmann to speak at SCL webinar “The new wave of AI-based decision making – Is there a...

On Wednesday 20 September, Matthew Lavy KC and Anna Hoffmann will be speaking at the SCL – Society for Computers and Law webinar “The new wave of AI-based decision making – Is there a right to human decisions in common law adjudication?”. Alongside a panel of experts, Matthew and Anna will share insights, perspectives, and […]

LISW23 – Contractual risk management: Avoiding disputes and planning for decarbonisation

We are all talking about decarbonisation and new regulations, but who actually bears the risk and how can it be mitigated in practice? As part of London International Shipping Week 2023, legal experts from 4 Pump Court and Wikborg Rein will give short talks with practical pointers on contract management and managing potential disputes in […]

Anna Hoffmann completes Advocate’s Pro Bono Pledge 2023

Congratulations to Anna Hoffmann for completing the Pro Bono Pledge of 25 hours pro bono work in 2023. Anna has completed a generous 40 hours of pro bono work so far this year. We are proud to have members of Chambers who are continually committed to access to justice.

11th August 2023

Judgment handed down in Topalsson v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars [2023] EWHC 1756 (TCC)

Yesterday, the Technology and Construction Court handed down an interesting judgment in Topalsson v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The dispute was in relation to the Service Agreement for the supply of Future Configurator Landscape between Topalsson (a software and services company specialising in digital data visualisation based in Germany) and Rolls-Royce (a subsidiary of BMW). Terry […]

13th July 2023

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