Alice Carse and Thomas Steward join 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court is delighted to welcome Alice Carse and Thomas Steward to Chambers. Alice practises in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on insurance and professional negligence, industrial relations and employment. She is recognised as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Thomas practises in commercial litigation and arbitration, with […]

4th May 2022

Success in the Court of Appeal for Alexander Wright and Ed Jones on whether or not an innocent victim of fraud is required to give credit for the “time value” of money received in fraudulently induced transactions

Date: 14th January 2022 Neutral Citation: [2022] EWCA Civ 23 Court: Court of Appeal Link: Tuke v Hood [2022] EWCA Civ 23 (14 January 2022) (bailii.org) In an important judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal this morning, Alexander Wright and Ed Jones, acting for the claimant Mike Tuke, have successfully resisted an appeal […]

14th January 2022

Tenke Fungurume Mining S.A. v Katanga Contracting Services S.A.S. [2021] EWHC 3301 (Comm): High Court upholds award of third-party funding costs

The recent decision of Mrs Justice Moulder DBE in a challenge to an arbitration award brought under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”) reinforces the reluctance of the English courts to intervene in arbitration appeals. Most importantly, the decision confirms the approach taken in Essar Oilfields Services Ltd v Norscot Rig […]

11th January 2022

Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management

On Sunday 15 August 2021, Neil Dowers led a seminar at the first session of the Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management. The theme of this year’s summer school is “Many Futures of Dispute Management” and Neil’s lecture covered “London as the Hub of International Business Dispute Management”. More than 130 […]

Andrew Stevens to speak on freezing injunctions in context of fraud and default

Andrew Stevens recently obtained a US$20 million worldwide freezing injunction in the Commercial Court in a case involving underlying allegations of dishonesty and default on a loan facility.  On Wednesday 28 July 2021 he will be speaking about practical issues relating to freezing injunctions during a webinar hosted by Singapore law firm Blackstone & Gold. […]

14th July 2021

Misuse of confidential information

Barristers at 4 Pump Court frequently assist clients with securing interim injunctions, to protect clients’ confidential information and intellectual property pending trial. The usual approach with respect to the costs of interim applications is that such costs are reserved pending resolution of the substantive dispute. In a recent case, Education International Services Limited and another v […]

8th June 2021

Mek Mesfin joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to welcome Mek Mesfin to Chambers with effect from 24th May. Mek practises in commercial dispute resolution, with particular expertise in insurance & reinsurance, professional indemnity, construction, energy & infrastructure, arbitration, property damage, sale of goods, product liability, insolvency and jurisdictional/conflict of law disputes. Heads of Chambers, Nick Vineall QC […]

17th May 2021

Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited: Case Note

A recent decision in a lower court, now possibly on its way to the Court of Appeal, has opened up interesting legal questions on the extent of a negligent party’s liability in bailment and tort for damage to hired equipment. Legal argument in a two day appeal hearing, in front of Recorder Benson QC sitting […]

19th April 2021

Defamation, Data, Privacy: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Clients

When does the public interest override obligations under reputation protection clauses, typically included in settlement agreements and employment contracts/policies? Lord Garnier QC answers this question as part of a recent White Paper Conference. A clip of Edward’s answer is available above, access to the full answer and full conference can be purchased via White Paper […]

Global Disputes Forecast with DLA Piper

Lord Garnier QC will be joining DLA Piper on 22nd February for a panel discussion of predictions for disputes and regulatory work in Europe and beyond in 2021. Topics to be discussed include: What role does technology have in the transformation of disputes? Post-Brexit, what does the future hold for the public sector in the […]

Chambers Global Rankings 2021

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the 2021 edition of Chambers Global. Our barristers have been described as ‘fantastic litigators’ and ‘skilled cross-examiners’, supported by a ‘stellar’ clerking team. Members of Chambers have been ranked in the following areas: Construction Dispute Resolution: Commercial Dispute Resolution (UAE): The English Bar Energy & Natural […]

18th February 2021

Commercial case updates: Attorney General of the Virgin Islands v Global Water Associates Ltd [2020] UKPC 18

Over the course of the next three months, Sanjay Patel and Anna Hoffmann will look at cases from the last eighteen months that are “hidden gems”’; cases on important topics that have flown under the radar, but which commercial practitioners really ought to know about. The series starts with a case from last year on […]

17th February 2021

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