24 members from 4 Pump Court have been commended in the Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2023 report across 9 practice areas

We are pleased to announce that 23 members from 4 Pump Court have been commended in the Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2023 report across 9 practice areas. Arbitration– Rachel Ansell KC and Nick Vineall KC Business crime defence– Nigel Tozzi KC Construction– Rachel Ansell KC, James Bowling, Sean Brannigan KC, Thomas Crangle, Simon Henderson, […]

14th July 2023

‘Peers Vote To Widen Business Fraud Law, Cut SME Exemption’- House of Lords puts through two amendments tabled by Edward Garnier KC

Law 360 has published the below article following a debate on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill in the House of Lords yesterday evening. Members of the U.K.’s House of Lords have tabled proposals to widen a new offense that will make companies criminally liable for failing to prevent fraud by their employees to include […]

28th June 2023

Public needs direct action to crack down on digital scammers- Edward Garnier KC

Economic crime — bribery, money laundering and fraud — is back in the news and on political agendas, although it has not really been out of the spotlight over the past 20 years. Two pieces of proposed legislation before parliament, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill and the Online Safety Bill, provide an opportunity […]

6th June 2023

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

Podcast: “The War in Ukraine – financial and maritime implications of the sanctions regime”

Lord Garnier KC, Ian Gaunt and Anna Hoffmann share some reflections on the situation in Ukraine, the sanctions regime, the types of disputes that may arise, the new Economic Crime Act, the role of lawyers, and effective relief avenues. Nothing in this podcast constitutes legal advice and any political views expressed are the speaker’s own […]

8th April 2022

The Lord Atkin Lecture: The Reform Club “Prisons for a Purpose: Reforming our Broken Prison System” – Lord Garnier KC

25 January 2022 I am not sure if Jeffery Onions can remember but it was way back in December 2019 that he and Roger Billis asked me to give the 2020 Atkin Lecture here at the Reform Club. They told me it was an annual event that had been taking place for thirty years or […]

31st January 2022

Edward Garnier KC to review Legal Services in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s Minister for Home Affairs and Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Hon Jane Poole-Wilson MHK, announced in the House of Keys in January 2022 that the Rt Hon the Lord Garnier KC is to carry out an independent review of the legal services provided on the Island.  This announcement follows a report […]

31st January 2022

Edward Garnier KC leads the corporate teams in two Deferred Prosecution Agreements approved on 19 July 2021

On 19 July 2021, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) received approval by Mrs Justice May for separate Deferred Prosecution Agreements entered into with two UK-based companies for bribery offences. The two DPAs share a common Statement of Facts. The criminal conduct saw bribes paid in relation to multi-million pound UK contracts. The two companies will […]

21st July 2021

Corporate Criminal Liability Webinar: Law Commission and Herbert Smith Freehills

On 9th June 2021, the Law Commission and Herbert Smith Freehills hosted a virtual event: ‘Reviewing the law relating to the criminal liability of non-natural persons, including companies, and providing options for reform’. Lord Garnier KC was the first speaker in the discussion and spoke in favour of wider corporate criminal liability. Watch the full […]

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall KC – National Guide Rachel Ansell KC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi KC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan KC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Lord Garnier KC writes for Counsel Magazine on the report into the Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice has recently completed its report into the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Lord Garnier KC has co-authored a review of this report with Michelle Nelson KC in this month’s issue of Counsel Magazine. While the report emphasises the importance of the CCRC and its work, […]

20th April 2021

Public Law Roundtable Event with DLA Piper

On 24th March 2021, Lord Garnier KC joined DLA Piper’s inaugural Public Law Roundtable event. DLA Piper’s UK public law team arranged the international briefing to provide other lawyers within DLA Piper from Australia, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Nigeria with an update on current public law trends in the UK. In addition […]

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