London International Shipping Week: LMAA Mock Arbitration – 16 September

On Thursday 16 September, 10.00 – 12.00 (BST), 4 Pump Court will participate in the LMAA Mock Arbitration. This event will take the form of a simulation of a real LMAA Maritime Arbitration hearing. Since 2020 the pandemic has resulted in most arbitration hearings being conducted fully or semi-virtually on line, for which the LMAA […]

London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week logo 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 is a week long global shipping and maritime event that is being held during the week of September 13-17, in person and virtually, attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. LISW21 offers over 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, […]

FCA v Avacade in the Court of Appeal

Nick Vineall QC, leading Adam Temple, represented the FCA in the recent pension misselling case of FCA v Avacade.  The CA has just delivered judgment dismissing various Defendants’ appeals and upholding the decision of Adam Johnston QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge). More than 2000 consumers had transferred £91.8 million from their pensions […]

5th August 2021

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 QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

HKIAC Webinar: Halliburton – Problem solved or problems created?

Nick Vineall QC, Christopher Moger QC and Andrew Stevens will join a panel of experts to look at the background to the Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb and the implications and issues arising from the decision. Hosted by the HKIAC, the webinar will be hosted online on 19th February at 17:00 (GMT+8).

10th February 2021

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 rankings

We are pleased to again be recognised for our work in the Asia Pacific region in the newly published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide. 4 Pump Court has a total of 11 individual rankings across the areas of Commercial, Construction, energy and infrastructure and Shipping and commodities. New rankings this year were achieved by: […]

13th January 2021

Does the post-Halliburton landscape provide “closure on disclosure” for appointments in London maritime arbitration?

4 Pump Court in association with the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) and HFW will be hosting a panel session on Tuesday 8 December 2020, 12:00pm – 13:30pm GMT, discussing the implications for the maritime industry of the recent UK Supreme Court Judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The UK Supreme Court has confirmed and clarified the obligation on […]

Podcast: Halliburton v Chubb

The latest edition of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Nick Vineall QC, Sean Brannigan QC and Andrew Stevens. In this short bonus episode, Sean Brannigan QC talks to Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens about the main points arising from the recent Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The podcast highlights points […]

1st December 2020

Halliburton v Chubb in the Supreme Court – Challenging times?

With the Supreme Court’s judgment in Halliburton v Chubb hot off the press, in this article, James Leabeater QC and Anna Hoffmann take a first look at the judgment. 4 Pump Court’s joint head of chambers Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens acted for the LMAA as an intervening party before the Supreme Court in […]

27th November 2020

Halliburton v Chubb – the Supreme Court decision

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in the arbitration case of Halliburton v Chubb.  Such is the importance of the issues raised in the case the LMAA, LCIA, ICC, CIArb and GAFTA all intervened before the Supreme Court. 4 Pump Court’s Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens were counsel for the LMAA […]

27th November 2020

De facto and de jure Presidents – The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela

Introduction On 5th October, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent) [2020] EWCA Civ 1249. Nicholas Vineall QC, Joint Head of Chambers of 4 Pump Court, appeared for the successful Appellant. This […]

6th October 2020

FCA v Avacade: SIPP Transfers Under the Spotlight

Nick Vineall QC successfully represented the Financial Conduct Authority in its claim against two companies and three individuals involved in the promotion of pension transfers into self-invested personal pensions. Nearly two thousand UK consumers transferred pensions worth over £86 million, a large percentage of which was used to invest into non-mainstream investments. Following a trial […]

30th June 2020

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