4 Pump Court shortlisted for 16 awards at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024

We are pleased to announce that 4 Pump Court and its members have been shortlisted for 16 awards at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024.   Set nominations: Clerking team of the year Construction and energy set of the year International arbitration set of the year Professional negligence set of the year Shipping, commodities and […]

Jennie Gillies to join the TCC’s newly established Building Safety Act Working Group

On 22 May 2023, at the TECBAR BSA Panel event held at 4 Pump Court, Mr Justice Constable announced the establishment of the TCC’s Building Safety Act Working Group. The BSA Working Group will be formed of representatives from the TCC, the First-tier Tribunal (Property Division), TecSA and TECBAR and will be considering practical challenges […]

Members of 4 Pump Court to attend IPBA Tokyo

Jeremy Nicholson KC, Nick Vineall KC, Robert Scrivener and Carl Wall will be in Tokyo from 22nd April attending the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference. Jeremy, Nick and Robert will be speaking at various IPBA events throughout the week on topics covering maritime, insurance and construction. We very much look forward to catching up with […]

5th April 2024

Building Liability Orders – Essential new guidance from the TCC

In an ex-tempore judgment handed down in the case of Wilmott Dixon -v- Prater and others last Thursday 21st March Jefford J, gave important new guidance in relation to a new and developing front in construction litigation – Building Liability Orders under s.130 of the Building Safety Act 2022. The Background. The case concerns allegations […]

25th March 2024

Members of 4 Pump Court attend Riyadh International Disputes Week

Sean Brannigan KC, Lynne McCafferty KC, Ben Pilling KC, George Woods, Laurence Page and Richard Sumarno will be in Riyadh from the 2nd March for Riyadh International Disputes Week. The team look forward to catching-up with many of our clients in the region, as well as speaking at the following events; 3rd March – Sean […]

Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2024

Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2024 has been released which ranks the top global legal professionals in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. 39 members of 4 Pump Court have once again been recognised across multiple practice areas, demonstrating our breadth of international experience. Rachel Ansell KC and Laurence Page are ranked in the ‘Dispute […]

16th February 2024

Lynne McCafferty speaking on Barton Legal’s Webinar on Concurrent Delay

On 15th February, Lynne McCafferty KC will be speaking at Barton Legal’s webinar on Concurrent delay – Where does the law stand after Barnes v Blackburn Council? For further details or to register to attend, please see here: https://bartonlegal.com/webinars/february-2024-webinar

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 […]

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

Mek Mesfin successful in Glovers v Fluid [2023] EWHC 3219 (TCC)

  On Friday 15 December 2023, HHJ Stephen Davies (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) handed down judgment following an application for reverse summary judgment brought by the defendant structural engineers in the case of Glovers v Fluid [2023] EWHC 3219 (TCC). The Claimants’ claims are for two types of loss: (1) expenditure […]

18th December 2023

FK v ISG: Court of Appeal grants FK Construction permission to appeal in both decisions

The Court of Appeal has given FK Construction permission to appeal both decisions of Adrian Williamson KC sitting as a Judge of the High Court in the widely reported decisions between FK Construction v ISG Retail (at neutral citation numbers [2023] EWHC 1718 (TCC) and [2023] EWHC 2012 (TCC)). The appeals relate primarily to (i) […]

12th December 2023

Can offshore works be subject to statutory adjudication? New TCC judgment

Those involved in offshore construction will wish to take note of a TCC judgment handed down on 8 December 2023 regarding the territorial reach of Part II of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended (“the Construction Act”) which Act imposes compulsory adjudication and payment provisions on certain construction contracts. Whilst it […]

8th December 2023

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