4 Pump Court Holds Final of its Inaugural Pride Moot

In celebration of Pride Month, we hosted the final of our inaugural student Pride moot on Thursday 9th June. We are proud to be a part of an open and inclusive environment at the commercial Bar. Chambers were honoured to have Lady Justice Carr chair the judging panel alongside Rachel Ansell QC and Richard Osborne of 4 Pump Court, Paul Maddock of DWF and David […]

13th June 2022

London International Disputes Week 2021

London International Disputes Week (LIDW) celebrates London as a leading centre for handling international dispute resolution and is taking place this year between 10th and 14th May. LIDW21 is a fully virtual event attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally.  The week features a core conference surrounded by collaborative events co-hosted by Member Organisations. We are proud to be a Member of LIDW and […]

Reliance Losses and Exclusion Clauses: Co-Op v IBM

In a recent article for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Lynne McCafferty QC and Richard Osborne look at the lessons to be learnt from the decision in CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd where the claimants were seeking reliance losses following a repudiatory breach. The article is available to read […]

26th February 2021

Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton [2019] EWCA Civ 40

Our latest news bulletin focuses on the very recent Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton [2019] EWCA Civ 40. Sean Brannigan QC, Richard Osborne and Sanjay Patel discuss the background of the case and the future ramifications of Hamblen LJ’s decision which is a further example of […]

4th February 2019

SCL Junior Lawyers’ Seminar: 30 November 2015

Richard Osborne will be speaking in London at the SCL Junior Lawyers’ Group seminar covering Outsourcing Agreements. This is the second of a series of Junior SCL events looking at topics often at the heart of an IT lawyer’s practice. Richard will focus on situations where outsourcing goes wrong and will discuss typical outsourcing disputes, […]

SCL event: Mock appeal of an IT dispute – Thursday 15 October 2015, London

Host – Lee Gluyas, Partner, Nabarro LLP Chairman – Simon Henderson, 4 Pump Court Judge – Jeremy Storey QC, 4 Pump Court Counsel for the Appellant – Alex Charlton QC and Richard Osborne, 4 Pump Court Counsel for the Respondent – Duncan McCall QC and Laura Crowley, 4 Pump Court A mock appeal of a […]

AFD Software v DCML Ltd provides a sobering example of over-zealous sales representatives

A recent High Court judgment in a software licensing dispute underlines the dangers lurking from pre-contract sale representations. Richard Osborne reports on the case and suggests a strategy for minimising the dangers. More than once statements made by the over-zealous sales representatives of companies have returned to haunt their lawyers years later. A recent case […]

30th April 2015

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