Enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions applying earlier decisions and the (non-existent) concept of the ‘unwaivable’ jurisdictional challenge

On 27 January 2022, Neil Dowers obtained summary judgment enforcing an adjudicator’s decision John Graham Construction Ltd v Tecnicas Reunidas UK Ltd [2022] EWHC 155 (TCC). The judgment considers the issues that arise when a second adjudicator applies an earlier adjudication decision (or judgment or arbitration award) and is alleged to have done so wrongly, and […]

7th February 2022

Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management

On Sunday 15 August 2021, Neil Dowers led a seminar at the first session of the Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management. The theme of this year’s summer school is “Many Futures of Dispute Management” and Neil’s lecture covered “London as the Hub of International Business Dispute Management”. More than 130 […]

Supreme Court hands down decision in Triple Point v PTT

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 today, 16 July 2021. The case concerned a dispute which had arisen between Triple Point (a designer and developer of software) and PTT (a commodities trader).  PTT had appointed Triple Point under […]

16th July 2021

COMBAR Brexit Emergency Pack

What you need to know about life after 1 January 2021. Neil Dowers has contributed to a recent COMBAR handout detailing the changes relevant to commercial practitioners following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. The handout consists of three main sections: Changes to commercial law practice by Freddie Popplewell, Essex […]

18th December 2020

Grenfell and the Stretch to Pennsylvania for Punitive Damages

Introduction In Kristen Behrens, Esq., as Administratrix, et al. v. Arconic, Inc., et al [1] a US federal district court in Pennsylvania has dismissed on grounds of forum non conveniens claims brought by victims of the Grenfell Tower fire against: The US manufacturer of the combustible cladding tiles; and The US parent company of the […]

23rd November 2020

Reasons to Issue a Claim Form in UK–EU/EFTA Disputes in 2020, while the Going is Good

With the Brexit transition period set to end on 31 December 2020, this article looks at the implications for jurisdiction and the recognition & enforcement of judgments in cross-border litigation involving parties split between the UK and EU/EFTA member states, with a particular focus on litigation before the courts of England and Wales. It concludes […]

4th November 2020

Podcast: Pupillage 101

With the next round of pupillage applications soon to open, our latest episode of 4PC Podcast focusses on the transition from applications, to starting pupillage to becoming full time tenants. Neil Dowers talks to Elliott Cook and Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly who share their first hand experience of pupillage at 4 Pump Court and their top […]

13th October 2020

4 Pump Court at China Arbitration Week

We are delighted to be running a full day, interactive training session on International Arbitration as part of China Arbitration Week next week in association with CIETAC. The course will be run by Ben Pilling QC, Iain Munro, Ed Jones, Robert Scrivener and Neil Dowers and is aimed at junior lawyers with an interest or […]

31st October 2019

Neil Dowers appointed to the Editorial Board of International Arbitration Law Review

Neil Dowers has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of the IALR. The IALR provides the latest global news, discussion and case summaries to international arbitration practitioners and academics. Neil was pleased to accept this appointment, having previously published pieces in the IALR in the course of completing his PhD at the University of […]

4th April 2019

International Arbitration training courses in China

This October, six barristers from our international arbitration team will be running two training courses in Shanghai and Beijing. The training will be led by Nick Vineall QC and Fiona Sinclair QC along with Iain Munro, Andrew Stevens, Robert Scrivener and Neil Dowers. The course is aimed at junior lawyers who have an interest and […]

5th September 2018

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