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

Construction Newsletter – How far can you go? Anti-suit injunctions, interim relief and ICC Arbitration Rules: SRS v Chemie Tech

Introduction and background The ICC Arbitration Rules permit parties to seek interim relief before courts in support of an arbitration. But it is a breach of any exclusive arbitration clause to seek a substantive ruling from a court on issues which should be referred to an arbitration. Where, then, is the dividing line between interim […]

12th November 2020

Society of Construction Law Hong Kong – Online Annual Conference

We are delighted to be sponsoring the SCL Hong Kong Annual Conference again this year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online by way of a series of four webinars. James Leabeater QC and Jessica Stephens QC of 4 Pump Court will be speaking at sessions 3 and 2 respectively. The […]

Choppy Waters: Navigating Claims Against Insolvent Counterparties

Our second involvency based webinar will be held on 9th June at 09:30 – 10:30 BST. The session will focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the bulk carrier market in the context of a practical scenario where several of a Shipyard’s customers have gone in to insolvent liquidation. Event Chair Stephen Cogley […]

Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2020

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2020. Leading silks ranked in the guide include Sean Brannigan QC, Lord Marks QC, Duncan McCall QC, Rachel Ansell QC, Ben Pilling QC, Alexander Hickey QC, Lynne McCafferty QC and James Leabeater QC. Leading juniors in the rankings […]

17th April 2020

4 Pump Court sponsoring 10th edition of Shipping and the Law conference

4 Pump Court are delighted to be sponsoring the 10th edition of Shipping and the Law on 9th and 10th October 2019. The two day conference will bring together some of the most influential key players from the shipping industry to focus on this year’s theme of “The Shock of the New and the Human […]

30th September 2019

4 Pump Court speaking at London International Shipping Week

4 Pump Court is delighted to have both James Leabeater QC and Sean O’Sullivan QC speaking at events during London International Shipping Week, 9-13 September 2019. Shipowners’ Club Seminar: How to Exclude Liability for Negligence On Monday 9 September, as part of LISW the Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and […]

23rd August 2019

Maritime Bulletin – Challenging arbitral awards for breach of procurement laws

The latest edition of our Maritime Bulletin is now available. In this edition, James Leabeater QC and Jennie Gillies discuss a new decision from Mauritius which set aside an arbitration award where the contract was alleged to have been agreed in breach of procurement laws. They wonder whether the decision is consistent with the general […]

11th July 2019

THE ELIN and how to exclude liability for negligence

On 18 April 2019 the Commercial Court handed down judgment in The Elin. The issue was whether statements on a Bill of Lading that the carrier would not be liable for loss of or damage to deck cargo “howsoever arising” were apt to exclude liability for negligence and/or unseaworthiness. The Court found that they were. […]

18th April 2019

Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2019

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2019. Barristers ranked in the guide include: Leading Silks Sean Brannigan QC Lord Marks QC Duncan McCall QC Rachel Ansell QC Ben Pilling QC Alexander Hickey QC James Leabeater […]

10th April 2019

James Leabeater and Jessica Stephens are appointed Queen’s Counsel

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that both James Leabeater and Jessica Stephens were appointed as Queen’s Counsel at the 2019 Silks ceremony in Westminster on 11th March.

12th March 2019

Queen’s Counsel Appointments 2019

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that James Leabeater and Jessica Stephens will be appointed as Queen’s Counsel at the next ceremony in Westminster on 11th March 2019.

10th January 2019

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