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

Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2021

4 Pump Court are delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their commercial and construction work in the Middle East by the Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2021. Stephen Cogley QC has been included in the commercial rankings, whilst leading silks ranked in the construction guide include Sean Brannigan QC, Lord Marks QC, Duncan […]

19th April 2021

SCL Gulf Webinar: Emergency Arbitration and Interim Relief

Date: 24th March 2021Time: 9:00 am (London) / 1:00pm (Dubai)Registration: Direct with SCL Gulf Sean Brannigan QC will be joined by Matthew Heywood, Senior Partner at Mantle Law, for a webinar for members of the Society of Construction Law in the Gulf region. With interim relief and emergency applications becoming increasingly common in the Middle […]

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

Annual Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Day Conference

Marriages of convenience: being “stuck in the middle with you” in an EPCM project Sean Brannigan QC and Rachel Ansell QC will be speaking at the Hogan Lovells Annual Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Day on 7th January 2021. The event will focus on major construction projects, giving you the chance to ask your questions to […]

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

First Anti-Suit Injunction obtained in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

For the first time the DIFC Courts have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party wishing to prevent on-shore Dubai Court proceedings in order to proceed with an Arbitration. In the order issued last week in Multiplex Constructions LLC v Elemec Electromechanical Contracting LLC, HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi ordered the Defendant not […]

10th November 2020

Has a Bright Line Dispelled the Will o’ the Wisp?

SEVILLEJA (RESPONDENT) V MAREX FINANCIAL LTD (APPELLANT) Last week the Supreme Court handed down judgement (on 15 July 2020), in one of the most important commercial cases this year, Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31 (Sevilleja). Sevilleja was an appeal against a unanimous Court of Appeal decision to the effect that the rule […]

22nd July 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

UK Government’s “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour” – toothless for now, but laying foundations for further measures

On 7 May 2020, the Government published a document entitled “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency” (the “guidance”). In this short article, Sean Brannigan QC and Kajetan Wandowicz summarise the guidance, and discuss its potential implications for commercial parties. It was prepared jointly by the Cabinet Office and […]

12th May 2020

Insolvency in the Construction Industry Webinar

**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED** 4 Pump Court invite you to the first in our series of webinars. This session will launch our essential guide to insolvency within the construction industry, featuring a guest panelist from Grant Thornton. Tuesday 28 April, 15.00-16.00 Chair: Sean Brannigan QC, 4 Pump Court Panelists: Jonathan Lewis, James Bowling, Peter Oliver, Simon Goldstone and Daniel Goodkin, […]

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

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