Iain Munro appointed to the Online Procedure Rule Committee (OPRC) sub-committee.

Iain Munro has been appointed to the Online Procedure Rule Committee (OPRC) sub-committee. The OPRC formed in June 2023, now welcomes members to its newly formed sub-committee. The sub-committee includes expertise from across the civil, family and tribunals justice sector and members of the judiciary. The Master of the Rolls has described the OPRC as: […]

17th July 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 […]

Judgment handed down in tech transformation and BPO dispute, TCS v DBS

Judgment has been handed down today in the tech transformation and BPO dispute, TCS v DBS [2024] EWHC 1185 (TCC) (one of the Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2023). Hot topics of interest to commercial practitioners include: notices in delay regimes (conditions precedent and estoppel); when a delay breach can be “irremediable” for the purposes […]

17th May 2024

4 Pump Court continues its support at the SCL 50th Anniversary Dinner

A brilliant evening at the Society for Computers and Law’s 50th anniversary celebratory dinner, in The Great Hall at One Great George Street. Our members and clerks enjoyed catching-up with friends and colleagues. 4 Pump Court is honoured to have supported the SCL for over 25 years.    

Anti Suit Injunctions and Foreign IP claims: Topalsson judgment

On 17 August 2023, Waksman J handed down judgment in Topalsson v Rolls-Royce [2023] EWHC 2092 (TCC). Matthew Lavy KC and Gideon Shirazi acted for Topalsson; Alex Charlton KC and Iain Munro acted for Rolls-Royce. Topalsson is a German company which had developed cutting-edge automotive software. It had agreed to a project to implement and […]

23rd 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

Stephen Cogley KC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro included in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2023

Today The Lawyer have published their feature on the Top 20 Cases of 2023, highlighting key matters being played out in the courts this year. Featured was Tata Consultancy Services v Disclosure and Barring Services which Stephen Cogley KC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro are counsel for the claimants: Tata Consultancy Services. This is a […]

16th January 2023

TechLaw Chat – Episode 14

In the most recent episode “Surveillance tech and nosey neighbours” of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, the pair explore neighbours’ rights when householders deploy surveillance tech. As increasingly sophisticated video and audio recording devices become available to householders at only moderate cost, deployment of such surveillance tech by householders is becoming ubiquitous. However, those […]

16th February 2022

Nigel Tozzi KC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro featured in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Appeals

The Lawyer have published their Top 10 Appeals. Nigel Tozzi KC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro, acting for the respondent (IBM) and instructed by CMS, have been featured for CIS General Insurance v IBM United Kingdom. The claim is over a failed IT transformation project that CIS General Insurance purchased from IBM UK for around […]

24th January 2022

TechLaw Chat – Episode 13

2022’s first episode of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available: ‘Child safety on a video-sharing platform’ As of now, the UK has not enacted online harms legislation, and social media platforms in general are under no statutory duty to protect children from harmful content. However, providers of video-sharing platforms do have statutory obligations in […]

11th January 2022

TechLaw Chat – Episode 12

The Christmas edition of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This end-of-year episode ‘Kris Proposes Drone Delivery’ explores the viability of delivery of Christmas gifts by drone in UK airspace. Someone has ambitious plans involving the precision drop of parcels down chimneys. Matthew and Iain discuss the legal risks that arise and […]

21st December 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 11

Episode 11 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, ‘Data protection representative actions: door slammed shut or door ajar?’ is a discussion of the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Lloyd v Google litigation. The long-anticipated Supreme Court decision in Lloyd v Google [2021] UKSC 50 was handed down on […]

15th November 2021

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