Webinar: Bond Calls in International Commercial Courts

Date: 6th October 2020Time: 12:00 – 13:00 GST / 09:00 – 10:00 BSTVenue: Zoom, details available upon registration Join Lynne McCafferty QC and Sanjay Patel for the latest of our international webinars. Performance bonds are an important feature of construction projects and are often used for tactical purposes, particularly where market conditions are challenging.  This […]

SCL Singapore Webinar – Bonds Calls and Interim Relief

Performance bonds are an important feature of construction projects and are often used for tactical purposes, particularly where market conditions are challenging. During a webinar for members of the Society of Construction Law in Singapore, Lynne McCafferty QC and Sanjay Patel will consider recent case law on performance bonds in the common law jurisdictions and […]

Podcast: On Design life claims, COVID, and empty hotels – Simon Hale and Sanjay Patel reflect on the trial in Blackpool BC v VolkerFitzpatrick

Following the launch of our 4PC Podcast last week, in the second episode of the series, Simon Hale and Sanjay Patel who appeared on opposite sides in Blackpool BC v VolkerFitzpatrick, sit down to chat about the law on design life claims and the evidence needed to prove them. For those that do not have a Spotify account, our podcast […]

24th August 2020

Simon Hale and Sanjay Patel Succeed for Main Contractor and Steelworks Subcontractor in the TCC

Following a 5-week trial in February, March and April 2020, 4 Pump Court’s Simon Hale and Sanjay Patel have successfully obtained judgment in the case of Blackpool Borough Council v Volkerfitzpatrick Limited and ors [2020] EWHC 1523 (TCC). The case concerned the Starr Gate Tram Depot in Blackpool. Blackpool brought wide-ranging claims that various key […]

18th June 2020

Construction Newsletter – Important Decision from the Qatar Financial Centre Court of Appeal

Demand guarantees, strict compliance, and preclusion: Qatar Financial Centre Court of Appeal upholds enforcement of guarantees and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the URDG. Key points The Court of Appeal of the Qatar Financial Centre (part of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre) has decided its first case relating to […]

13th May 2020

Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2020

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2020. Leading silks ranked in the guide include Sean Brannigan QC, Lord Marks QC, Duncan McCall QC, Rachel Ansell QC, Ben Pilling QC, Alexander Hickey QC, Lynne McCafferty QC and James Leabeater QC. Leading juniors in the rankings […]

17th April 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2020 – Legal Marketplace Analysis

We are delighted that Jessica Stephens QC and Sanjay Patel have been recognised in Who’s Who Legal ‘Construction 2020 – Future Leaders – Legal Marketplace Analysis’. Jessica has been listed as one of three ‘Most Highly Regarded’ Non-Partners, being described as a “highly confident and persuasive advocate”, and Sanjay has been recognised as “a top-notch practitioner credited with a ‘careful and […]

6th April 2020

Sanjay Patel has been newly appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel Counsel

4 Pump Court is delighted to announce that Sanjay Patel has been appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel Counsel. The panel consists of junior counsel who undertake civil work for all government departments. Sanjay’s term on the panel will take effect from Monday 2 September 2019 and his appointment will last for a […]

23rd July 2019

Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2019

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2019. Barristers ranked in the guide include: Leading Silks Sean Brannigan QC Lord Marks QC Duncan McCall QC Rachel Ansell QC Ben Pilling QC Alexander Hickey QC James Leabeater […]

10th April 2019

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

Legal 500 EMEA guide rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers are recognised for their construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2018. Members ranked as Leading Silks include Duncan McCall QC, Sean Brannigan QC, Rachel Ansell QC and Alexander Hickey QC, James Leabeater and Sanjay Patel are ranked as Leading Juniors. […]

16th April 2018

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