Speaking Silence?: Barton v Morris [2023] UKSC 3

1.On 25 January 2023, judgment was handed down by the UK Supreme Court in Barton and others v Morris and another in place of Gwyn Jones (deceased) [2023] UKSC 3. The case asks a deceptively simple question: where the seller of a property agrees to pay somebody a fee for introducing a buyer if the […]

3rd February 2023

A New Frontier for Extraterritorial Disclosure Orders in England & Wales- Jonathan Schaffer- Goddard

In October 2022, an amendment to the Civil Procedure Rules in England established a new jurisdiction for limited extraterritorial disclosure orders (“information orders”). While the High Court of Justice (the “High Court”) had made steps (in ex parte applications) towards the granting of such orders in the last few years, the new rules and a […]

24th January 2023

4 Pump Court recognised in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide

4 Pump Court is pleased to again be recognised for our work in the Asia Pacific region in the newly published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide. As a set, we have been ranked tier 1 for ‘construction, energy and infrastructure’ and tier 2 for ‘shipping and commodities’. 8 members have been commended across the […]

20th January 2023

Laurence Page successful in Bank Audi LLC ‘BAQ’ v Al Fardan Investment Company and Others [2022] QFC (F) 20

On 24 November, the Qatar International Court handed down judgment in Bank Audi LLC ‘BAQ’ v Al Fardan Investment Company and Others [2022] QFC (F) 20, where Laurence Page acted for the successful Claimant.   BAQ issued a claim in the QFC against five Defendants where the court ruled in favour of BAQ against all […]

5th December 2022

Kajetan Wandowicz successful in XXX v Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 2776 (KB)

Kajetan Wandowicz, instructed by Weightmans LLP, appeared on behalf of the successful claimant before Cavanagh J in XXX v Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 2776 (KB). The claimant company, which had been the victim of a cyberattack, was granted summary judgment, and allowed to remain anonymous in the proceedings and published judgment. The case contains an […]

30th November 2022

Stopping the “avalanche” of implied duties of good faith? A case note on Candey v Bosheh & Anr [2022] EWCA Civ 1103

From time to time fashions emerge, become ubiquitous, and then fade from view as quickly as they emerged. Perms, flared trousers and fully matching nylon tracksuits all enjoyed their days in the sun only to become a source of regret when seen in family photo albums. One legal development that has been all the rage […]

31st October 2022

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- James Leabeater KC

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. […]

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

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