James Watthey and Kajetan Wandowicz called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands

We are delighted to announce that James Watthey and Kajetan Wandowicz have been called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. James specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, and has particular experience in shipping, commodities, shipbuilding, energy, and offshore construction. Directories describe him as a “simply brilliant” barrister who is “strong across the board […]

27th June 2024

Kajetan Wandowicz recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 2024

We are pleased to hear that Kajetan Wandowicz has been recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 2024. The Lawyer Hot 100 highlights those across the legal sector involved in important and impactful work. Kajetan is amongst only 11 barristers to be named in this year’s list- an impressive accolade at such an early stage in his career. Kajetan specialises […]

29th January 2024

Kajetan Wandowicz successful in XXX v Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 2776 (KB)

Kajetan Wandowicz, instructed by Weightmans LLP, appeared on behalf of the successful claimant before Cavanagh J in XXX v Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 2776 (KB). The claimant company, which had been the victim of a cyberattack, was granted summary judgment, and allowed to remain anonymous in the proceedings and published judgment. The case contains an […]

30th November 2022

Kajetan Wandowicz successful in an important case for the law of mistake ‘Longley v PPB Entertainment Limited...

Mrs Justice Ellenbogen has handed down her judgment in Longley v PPB Entertainment Limited & Ors [2022] EWHC 977 (QB), in which Kajetan Wandowicz appeared as sole counsel for the successful defendants. The judgment contains an analysis on whether a defence of unilateral mistake can be established on the basis of the claimant’s constructive knowledge […]

3rd May 2022

Sanctions: related matters

Some of our sanctions related legal work includes: Nick Vineall KC Nick appeared in the Supreme Court for the shareholders of Bank Mellat in the bank’s successful claim that British government sanctions against the Iranian bank were irrational and therefore unlawful.  Nick then led the Bank’s team on its subsequent claim for damages under the […]

12th April 2022

LSLC Webinar – Negotiating contracts: “subject to” conditions and battles of the forms

4 Pump Court will be hosting ‘Negotiating contracts: “subject to” conditions and battles of the form’ LSLC webinar chaired by Judge of the Commercial Court, The Hon. Mr Justice Foxton. Kajetan Wandowicz will be speaking alongside Catherine Jago and Max Beckett, Consultants at CJH Energy and Alex McIntosh, Partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP. Specific […]

The perils of unregulated introductions – postscript to Adams v Options SIPP after Avacade

Introduction In a previous article , we discussed in detail the judgment of the Court of Appeal judgment in Adams v Options UK Personal Pensions LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 474. In that case, an unregulated introducer was held to have carried out the regulated activity of making arrangements with a view to a person buying or […]

24th September 2021

Adams v Options SIPP: the perils of unregulated introductions

Introduction The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Adams v Options UK Personal Pensions LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 474  has the potential to have very significant implications for “execution-only” SIPP providers and others in the regulated sector who accept clients brought to them by unregulated introducers. If the unregulated introducer oversteps the mark and undertakes […]

2nd June 2021

Promoting unregulated investments: it’s the reality of the relationship that counts (FCA v Avacade)

In FCA v Avacade [2020] EWHC 1673 (Ch) the High Court considered several points important for the financial services sector (particularly for unregulated entities), practitioners, and the regulator. Kajetan Wandowicz has written an analysis of the judgment for LexisNexis PSL. The Defendants purported to outline to their customers the options available to them for dealing […]

6th July 2020

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

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

UK Government’s “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour” – toothless for now, but laying foundations for...

On 7 May 2020, the Government published a document entitled “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency” (the “guidance”). In this short article, Sean Brannigan KC and Kajetan Wandowicz summarise the guidance, and discuss its potential implications for commercial parties. It was prepared jointly by the Cabinet Office and […]

12th May 2020

Construction Newsletter – The TCC throws a spanner in the works of expert witness firms

Summary In what is likely to be a significant blow to firms providing expert witness services, the TCC has recently issued a judgment that may heavily curtail their activities. In a decision issued last week in A Company v X, Y, Z [2020] EWHC 809 (TCC) the claimant succeeded in continuing an injunction restraining the […]

9th April 2020

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