Matthew Thorne accredited as an adjudicator for CIArb

As of 17 May, Matthew Thorne has been accredited on to the Presidential Panel of Adjudicators by the Dispute Appointment Service (DAS). He is now appointed on the panel for TECBAR, UK Adjudicators and the CIArb. Matthew will continue his practice as counsel alongside his appointments.

24th May 2022

Analysis for SCL: Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch)

Matthew Thorne and Rebecca Keating have written an article for SCL where they tease out the lessons learnt from the recent cryptocurrency case in the High Court.

14th April 2022

In breaking cryptocurrency news

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch) The High Court has summarily dismissed the highly-publicised multi-billion dollar claim brought against bitcoin software developers, which sought an order for changes to be made to the underlying software code and/or blockchains. It is the first case in the English Courts […]

25th March 2022

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 141 (Ch)

The Court has now given important consideration to whether and when cryptocurrency can be used as security for costs. The Court earlier ordered the provision of security (as to which, see our case note on [2022] EWHC 2 (Ch)). Matthew Thorne, instructed by O’Melveny & Myers, represents the successful defendants. The Claimant sought to provide […]

10th February 2022

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 2 (Ch)

In a judgment of interest to the wider cryptocurrency community, the Court has ordered the claimant to provide security for costs in respect of its claim against software developers seeking more than USD $4.5 billion of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Matthew Thorne, instructed by O’Melveny & Myers, represented the successful defendants. The claimant is a […]

19th January 2022

Becoming a Barrister (2nd Edition) – Matthew Thorne

Matthew Thorne has published the second edition of his book Becoming a Barrister: Getting pupillage and a career at the Bar. Competition for pupillage is fierce and the journey to a career at the Bar is tough and full of pitfalls. This concise and accessible guide traces the route to success in securing pupillage. The […]

12th January 2022

Launch Party for Architect’s Legal Handbook

Following publication earlier this year of the 10th Edition of the Architect’s Legal Handbook, contributors, academics and industry professionals gathered at the RIBA to celebrate its launch with Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE, Judge in Charge of the TCC, who spoke to welcome its publication. The handbook is co-edited by 4 Pump Court’s Anthony Speaight QC […]

9th September 2021

Book Launch: Architect’s Legal Handbook

We are pleased to announce that the 10th edition of the Architect’s Legal Handbook was published on 29th January 2021. Edited by Anthony Speaight QC and Matthew Thorne, the book is the most widely used reference on the law for practicing architects and the established textbook on law for architectural students. The handbook is formed […]

29th January 2021

Rachel Ansell QC appointed as Chair of the Technology & Construction Bar Association

Following the 2019 TECBAR AGM on 18th July, we are pleased to announce that Rachel Ansell QC has been appointed as Chair of TECBAR (the Technology and Construction Bar Association). This follows two years of Rachel sitting as Vice-Chair. Helen Dennis will also continue as a TECBAR committee member for a further term of two […]

19th July 2019

Becoming a Barrister by Matthew Thorne

Matthew Thorne, a barrister at 4 Pump Court, has written a practical and accessible guide to pupillage applications for prospective applicants. The reader is taken, step-by-step, through every stage towards becoming a barrister, from school and university through to vocational training and pupillage. This is essential reading for all those interested in a career at […]

11th January 2019

Construction Newsletter – Issue 32

The latest edition of our Construction Newsletter features yesterday’s decision of the Court of Appeal in North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes Limited in which Mr Justice Fraser’s first instance judgment that contracting parties may effectively allocate the risk of concurrent delay to the contractor was robustly upheld. You can view the newsletter here. […]

31st July 2018

Construction Newsletter: The End of ‘Smash and Grab’ Adjudications?

Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited [2018] EWHC 123 (TCC) In a significant decision, Mr Justice Coulson has held that, contrary to the decision in ISG v Seevic, an employer is entitled to run a second adjudication to determine the ‘true’ value of an interim application for payment, even if the employer’s payment notice […]

27th February 2018

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