Legal 500 Awards Nominations 2022

We are delighted to share that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted in 10 categories at The Legal 500 2022 Awards. Junior of the year – Luke WygasConstruction and Energy junior of the year – James BowlingConstruction and Energy set of the yearConstruction and Energy silk of the year – Sean Brannigan QCFinancial Services and Insurance junior of the year […]

6th July 2022

Nigel Tozzi QC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro featured in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Appeals

The Lawyer have published their Top 10 Appeals. Nigel Tozzi QC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro, acting for the respondent (IBM) and instructed by CMS, have been featured for CIS General Insurance v IBM United Kingdom. The claim is over a failed IT transformation project that CIS General Insurance purchased from IBM UK for around […]

24th January 2022

Decommisioning and the Petroleum Act 1998

On 17 May 2021, the Commercial Court handed down judgment in Apache UK Investment v Esso Exploration and Production UK [2021] EWHC 1283 (Comm). The judgment can be found here. The dispute revolved around decommissioning liabilities following the sale by Esso to Apache of a subsidary with licenses to hydrocarbon producing fields in the North […]

9th June 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

CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd

The Technology & Construction Court has handed down judgment in the case of CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd today, 19th February 2021. The claimant sought c.£130m in damages after the failed implementation of a new IT solution for the sale and servicing of general insurance products. Identified by The Lawyer as […]

19th February 2021

UK High Court rules in favour of Indian banks against businessman Mallya

In the ongoing High Court litigation against Dr Vijay Mallya, Nigel Tozzi QC has continued to act successfully on behalf of a consortium of Indian banks. Following a previous hearing in May 2018, Mr Justice Knowles decided on 22 July 2019 that documents in the possession of various third parties (other banks and auction houses) […]

24th July 2019

Sean Brannigan QC joins Nick Vineall QC as Joint Head of Chambers

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Sean Brannigan QC has joined Nick Vineall QC as joint Head of Chambers with effect from 1 January 2019. This follows Nigel Tozzi QC stepping down after more than 10 successful years in the role, to continue in practice.

7th January 2019

Nominations for Legal 500 Awards 2019

4 Pump Court are delighted to have been nominated for 4 awards at the upcoming Legal 500 Bar Awards in February 2019. Awards we have been nominated for include: Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year – Nigel Tozzi QC Construction & Energy Set of the Year Construction & Energy Junior of the Year – Kate […]

4th December 2018

Nigel Tozzi QC and Neil Henderson successfully act for the State Bank of India

On 9 May 2018 the Commercial Court (Andrew Henshaw QC) handed down judgment dismissing the applications of the high profile Indian businessman, Dr Vijay Mallya, to set aside an order registering a final order of the Debt Recovery Tribunal, Bangalore and to discharge a worldwide freezing injunction over his assets. Nigel Tozzi QC and Neil […]

10th May 2018

Nigel Tozzi QC & Matthew Lavy successful in Motortrak Ltd v FCA Australia Pty Ltd

Nigel Tozzi QC and Matthew Lavy represented the successful Defendants in Motortrak Ltd v FCA Australia Pty Ltd [2018] EWHC 990 (Comm). Motortrak had claimed over £1.75m in respect of outstanding invoices and damages of over £15.6m in respect of alleged loss of profits following the early termination of a software services agreement. The Judge […]

30th April 2018

Golden Belt v BNP Paribas [2017] EWHC 3182 (Comm)

Nigel Tozzi QC acted for the successful claimants in Golden Belt v BNP Paribas [2017] EWHC 3182 (Comm). In his judgement handed down on 7th December, Males J. decided that a bank was in breach of a duty of care which it owed to certificate holders under a sukuk to ensure that relevant documents comprising […]

8th December 2017

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that Carolyn McCombe was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award and that Rachel Ansell QC and James Bowling were awarded Construction Silk and Construction Junior of the Year in the Chambers & Partners UK 2017 awards. We were also shortlisted in the following sectors: Shipping: Junior of the Year – Alexander […]

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