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 […]

Edward Garnier KC speaking at Rahman Ravelli and TL4 FIRE event ‘Corporate Crime: Detection & Reaction’

On 15th February, Edward Garnier KC alongside Aziz Rahman will be co-chairing Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE’s ‘Corporate Crime: Detection & Reaction’ Conference at The Hallam, London. Following the passing of the UK’s Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act late last year, experts will gather across a series of panels to discuss: – The SFO – DPAs. – Failure to Prevent Charge – […]

Yes, Slapps are a problem, but they are still pretty rare- Edward Garnier KC in The Times

Edward Garnier KC Thursday November 23 2023, 12.01am, The Times There has been plenty of sound and fury in parliament and the press this year about Slapps — strategic lawsuits against public participation. There is now a limited anti-Slapp provision in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 and as we near the next […]

27th November 2023

Review of the provision of legal services on the Isle of Man

On Monday 16 October 2023 Lord Garnier KC presented his Review of the provision of legal services on the Isle of Man to the Island’s Parliament, the Tynwald. Commissioned by the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, Jane Poole-Wilson, in April 2021 to conduct the Review, Edward Garnier, assisted by 4 Pump Court’s Samantha O’Brien […]

7th November 2023

Edward Garnier KC features in The Times article ‘Economic crime act ‘falls short’’

After lengthy debate and disagreement between the Lords and the Commons throughout the year on the ambit of the failure to prevent economic crime regime under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, the legislation is now on the statute book as the 2023 Act. 4 Pump Court’s Lord Garnier KC successfully amended the Bill […]

3rd November 2023

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...

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” –...

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

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