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

Construction Newsletter – Contracting Away Concurrent Delay

Please find below the 30th edition of 4 Pump Court’s Construction Newsletter. Foreword by George Woods: This edition features yesterday’s decision of Mr Justice Fraser in which he issues a forceful approval of an employer’s right to rely on a contractual provision which makes the contractor bear the risk of delays when there is a […]

3rd October 2017

Law Society of England and Wales v Schubert Murphy (A Firm) [2017] EWCA Civ 1295

The Court of Appeal has rejected an application by the Law Society to strike out a claim for negligent misstatement brought by a firm of solicitors who relied on the Law Society’s “Find a Solicitor” website facility. Matthew Thorne acted for the successful law firm, Schubert Murphy. In the course of a transaction, Schubert Murphy […]

25th August 2017

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