Frustration and Force Majeure: A paper in light of COVID-19

Introduction 1. The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic is in full rage. The battle to cope with and ultimately defeat the pandemic has caused immediate profound changes in society and the economy (at least for now) although it is currently difficult to predict the full effects of what will happen or how long they will be felt. […]

31st March 2020

Review of Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown

Laura Wright and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard review Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown, in which he considered the effect of the new guidance. In the recent Commercial Court decision AA v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm), Bryan J held that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin are property within the meaning of English law. […]

28th January 2020

Chambers & Partners 2020 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020. Our barristers have been described as ‘precise, detail-led’ and ‘top-notch overall’, supported by an ‘incredibly commercial’ clerking team, providing a ‘consistently excellent service’. Chambers and Partners have ranked 4 Pump Court in the following areas: Commercial […]

10th October 2019

Legal 500 2019 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK Guide. Chambers have been described as ‘setting the standard for commercial sets’ with a ‘raft of top quality barristers’. Our clerks have been described as helping the ‘solicitor/counsel dynamic feel like a proper team’ and ‘really going out […]

27th September 2019

US $20m commercial fraud victory for Simon Goldstone in the Court of Appeal

This morning the CA (LLJ Longmore, Coulson, Peter Jackson) handed down judgment dismissing the Claimant’s appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Teare in of Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten (‘NIVE’) v Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. NIVE had agreed to export millions of dollars of egg product to Rembrandt. Rembrandt terminated the contract early. NIVE sought damages […]

9th April 2019

Nominations for Legal 500 Awards 2019

4 Pump Court are delighted to have been nominated for 4 awards at the upcoming Legal 500 Bar Awards in February 2019. Awards we have been nominated for include: Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year – Nigel Tozzi KC Construction & Energy Set of the Year Construction & Energy Junior of the Year – Kate […]

Legal 500 2018 and Chambers & Partners 2019 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to be recognised in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We have been described as ‘in a class of our own’ having ‘remained a leading London set for commercial, construction, and insurance/reinsurance work’. Furthermore, the success of our juniors, described as ‘a rising force’, has […]

30th October 2018

Jurisdiction challenge to Arbitration for lack of capacity

James Leabeater represented the successful respondent, CMSA, in resisting a challenge to the jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal brought under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996. CMSA had agreed to construct and supply ESSA, a Mexican state owned salt mine, with a self-unloading salt barge as part of an attempt to modernise ESSA’s transportation […]

16th February 2018

Legal 500 UK Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Construction and Energy Set of the Year and Clerking Team of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018. 4 Pump Court were also shortlisted in the following areas, making us the most nominated chambers this year: Chambers of the Year: Commercial Litigation Junior […]

Legal 500 – 2016 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to again be listed as a leading barristers’ chambers within the latest edition of The Legal 500. In this edition 4 Pump Court is acknowledged as not only ‘the most impressive chambers in terms of developing its construction practice in recent years’ but is also ‘a go-to set’ for IT, […]

14th September 2016

Rani Noakes joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Rani Noakes will join them on 15th February 2016 from Stone Chambers. Rani has a Commercial practice with particular experience in Shipping and International Trade, Insurance and Reinsurance and Commercial Litigation.

14th February 2016

Commercial Litigation Conference: 5 November 2015

Michael Douglas KC will be speaking at Legal Weeks Commercial Litigation & Arbitration on Termination and repudiatory breach: How to get it right. The conference takes place on 5th November at the Waldorf Hilton, London. Register your place here.

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