The “Tai Prize”: permission to appeal refused by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in The “Tai Prize”, so affirming the decision of the Court of Appeal ([2021] EWCA Civ 87; [2021] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 36). That decision, commented on more fully here, therefore stands as the leading authority on a number of important issues concerning inter alia the meaning of […]

25th April 2022

The Tai Prize: the Court of Appeal issues important new judgment on implied indemnities in charterparties

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the Tai Prize in which James Leabeater QC and Rani Noakes appeared for the appellant disponent owners and Alex Wright appeared for the respondent voyage charterers. The Court of Appeal complimented counsel on both sides for having made their written and oral submissions “with considerable […]

28th January 2021

Nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for five awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction Set of the Year Construction Silk of the Year – Fiona Sinclair QC Construction Junior of the Year – Thomas Crangle Professional Negligence […]

28th September 2020

Choppy Waters: Navigating Claims Against Insolvent Counterparties

Our second involvency based webinar will be held on 9th June at 09:30 – 10:30 BST. The session will focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the bulk carrier market in the context of a practical scenario where several of a Shipyard’s customers have gone in to insolvent liquidation. Event Chair Stephen Cogley […]

Recent developments in relation to s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996

Simon Goldstone and Rani Noakes of 4 Pump Court review P v D [2019] EWHC 1277, in which the Commercial Court gave a salutary reminder of the circumstances in which a party’s failure to cross-examine might constitute a ‘serious irregularity’ pursuant to s68 Arbitration Act and cause the award to be set aside. In Pakistan […]

16th July 2019

Fiona Sinclair QC joins Chambers

4 Pump Court is delighted to announce that Fiona Sinclair QC has joined chambers from 4 New Square. Fiona is recommended as a leading silk in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Chambers Global where she is described as “technically brilliant and a real star”. She has extensive experience across all of 4 Pump […]

8th September 2017

Rani Noakes joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Rani Noakes will join them on 15th February 2016 from Stone Chambers. Rani has a Commercial practice with particular experience in Shipping and International Trade, Insurance and Reinsurance and Commercial Litigation.

14th February 2016

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