INSOL International Channel Islands Conference

Alex Potts KC will be speaking at the INSOL International Channel Islands conference on Tuesday 20th June, in Jersey, as part of a panel providing a roundup of recent high-profile Judgments from around the globe. James Purchas and Richard Sumarno will also be attending and look forward to catching-up with friends and clients on the […]

Alex Potts KC appointed to the panel of Senior Decision Makers of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Alex Potts KC has been appointed to the panel of Senior Decision Makers of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Senior Decision Makers, sitting alone, hear GFSC enforcement cases involving contested allegations of regulatory shortcomings against a licensee and individual directors. Senior Decision Makers are also required to determine the penalties that are to be imposed. […]

14th June 2023

Alex Potts KC, James Purchas and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard speak at the Commercial Bar Association’s North America and...

Last week week Alex Potts KC, James Purchas and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard were amongst a panel of speakers at the Commercial Bar Association’s North America and Offshore Meeting. On Thursday, James and Jonathan discussed the management and gathering of evidence in cross-border litigation. During Friday’s debate, Alex and others postulated that the trial process is no […]

Public needs direct action to crack down on digital scammers- Edward Garnier KC

Economic crime — bribery, money laundering and fraud — is back in the news and on political agendas, although it has not really been out of the spotlight over the past 20 years. Two pieces of proposed legislation before parliament, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill and the Online Safety Bill, provide an opportunity […]

6th June 2023

Quentin Tannock successful in a case considering pure economic loss, scope of duty of care and title to sue in bailment...

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an appeal addressing important issues in the law of negligence and the law of bailment. Quentin Tannock appeared against a KC and a junior and successfully resisted the appeal on behalf of the Defendant, Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited (‘RSA’). The case, Armstead v Royal […]

29th April 2022

Simon Davenport KC joins 4 Pump Court

We are delighted to share that Simon Davenport KC has joined 4 Pump Court. Simon is a leading senior commercial and chancery silk who specialises in commercial disputes, civil fraud, insolvency, international arbitration and professional negligence cases both domestically and internationally. He has an outstanding reputation in the UK and abroad and a deep knowledge […]

22nd May 2023

Court of Appeal confirms role of commercial common sense in contract interpretation

On 26 April 2023, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in ASSIA v BT [2023] EWCA Civ 451 which considered the correct interpretation of a patent laundering clause in a global patent cross-licence entered into as part of a settlement of global patent litigation between BT and ASSIA. Gideon Shirazi (led by Nicholas Saunders […]

16th May 2023

4 Pump Court recognised in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa Guide 2023

15 members of Chambers have been recognised for their work in the Middle East region spanning across the areas of commercial and construction. For commercial, Laurence Page is ranked tier 1 and Gideon Shirazi is ranked tier 2. For construction, 4 Pump  Court has again been ranked a tier 1 leading set. Legal 500 highlight […]

12th April 2023

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

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