Supreme Court holds that a contractual pre-estimate of loss is only recoverable from a negligent stranger in tort if the...

On 14 February 2024, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited [2024] UKSC 6. The case addresses fundamental issues “in applying the tort of negligence in a situation where economic loss, comprising a contractual liability to pay a sum of money, has resulted […]

14th February 2024

Ben Pilling KC and Lynne McCafferty KC speaking at Limeslade’s Masterclass on Managing Successful Projects &...

On 5 March 2024, Ben Pilling KC and Lynne McCafferty KC will be speaking at Limeslade’s Masterclass on Managing Successful Projects & Avoiding Disputes in Construction Contracts, as part of Riyadh International Dispute Week. Ben will discuss on panel the topic of When Mega Projects Go Wrong and Lynne will debate the topic of Good […]

4 Pump Court features in The Lawyer Top 10 Appeals 2024

The Lawyer‘s Top 10 Appeals of 2024 has been released reflecting some of the key issues facing the legal industry and the world today. Featured in the list of cases is ‘London International Exhibition Centre v Allianz and others’. The case, which was one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2023, will be heard […]

5th February 2024

Quentin Tannock successful in Costcutter Supermarkets Group Limited v Vaish and Another [2024] EWHC 152 (KB)

On 29 January 2024, Mr Justice Constable handed down judgment in an appeal in Costcutter Supermarkets Group Limited v Vaish and Another [2024] EWHC 152 (KB). Following a five-day trial, the trial judge held that goods worth £280k had been delivered to three stores by Costcutter and dismissed a £1m counterclaim by the owners of […]

30th January 2024

Edward Garnier KC speaking at Rahman Ravelli and TL4 FIRE event ‘Corporate Crime: Detection & Reaction’

On 15th February, Edward Garnier KC alongside Aziz Rahman will be co-chairing Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE’s ‘Corporate Crime: Detection & Reaction’ Conference at The Hallam, London. Following the passing of the UK’s Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act late last year, experts will gather across a series of panels to discuss: – The SFO – DPAs. – Failure to Prevent Charge – […]

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2024

4 Pump Court has again been recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, receiving set rankings for ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ (Tier 1) and ‘Shipping and commodities’ (Tier 2). 8 members of Chambers have been commended in the English Bar category across the areas of ‘Commercial’, ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ and ‘Shipping and Commodities’. […]

17th January 2024

Anna Hoffmann successful in Ben Line Agencies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Acteon Integrated Solutions Ltd

On 6 December 2023, HHJ Pelling KC heard an application in this matter. The Claimants had applied to amend their Particulars of Claim after these had been found to be insufficiently pleaded at a previous hearing. The Defendants resisted the amendments on the grounds that the claims, all of which were exclusively pleaded in contract, […]

13th December 2023

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal refuses application for permission to appeal in Re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd., CICA Civil...

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed an application for permission to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the case of Re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd., CICA Civil Appeal No. 4 of 2022. In a judgment delivered on 10 November 2023, the Court accepted the submissions of Augusta Healthcare Inc., […]

23rd November 2023

Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (CA -2022-001778)

At root this is a case about Japanese knotweed. However, it has attracted wide attention because it has given the Court of Appeal the opportunity to consider the tangled issue of mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and to clarify its decision in Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust [2004] EWCA Civ 576. It is […]

21st November 2023

Judgment handed down in Ahmad v Ouajjou & Perez

On 10 October 2023, Mr. Justice Jacobs handed down judgment following a substantive amendment application in Ahmad v Ouajjou & Perez, a fraud claim concerning loans made to fund the supply of PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The judgment is a useful illustration of the approach that the Court will deploy when a defendant’s amendment […]

17th November 2023

Judgment handed down in Providence Building Services Limited v Hexagon Housing Association Limited: Important...

In an ex tempore judgment handed down by Mr Adrian Williamson KC (sitting as a judge of the High Court) on 7 November 2023, the Technology and Construction Court provided important clarification as to the effect of certain of the termination provisions included in the widely-used JCT Design and Build Contract 2016. The decision will […]

16th November 2023

Anna Hoffmann speaking at Legal ESG’s Conference “Greenwashing for Lawyers – Balancing Legal Risks and...

Tomorrow, Anna Hoffmann will be speaking at Legal ESG’s Conference “Greenwashing for Lawyers – Balancing Legal Risks and Opportunities amidst Green Misinformation”. Anna will be speaking on the “Wrap Up Session – What’s Next?” panel (with Stuart Woollard, Organizational Maturity Services LLP and Tamara Cizeika, Allen & Overy). The wrap-up panel session serves as a […]

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