Construction claims, building and site safety, and more

Jessica Stephens QC recently joined the construction disputes team at Womble Bond Dickinson for a conference discussing current trends in the construction industry. Hot topics at the moment are legal developments affecting claims, time and cost claims, loss and expense claims, building safety, and health and safety. An article reviewing the content covered, as well […]

25th March 2021

Insolvency issues for the Construction Industry: the Landscape in 2021

Date: 11th May 2021Time: 18:30 (London)Venue: Zoom Webinars Fiona Sinclair QC will be chairing an upcoming webinar with the Society of Construction Law focusing on insolvency within the construction industry and how the landscape will look in the coming year.

SCL Gulf Webinar: Emergency Arbitration and Interim Relief

Date: 24th March 2021Time: 9:00 am (London) / 1:00pm (Dubai)Registration: Direct with SCL Gulf Sean Brannigan QC will be joined by Matthew Heywood, Senior Partner at Mantle Law, for a webinar for members of the Society of Construction Law in the Gulf region. With interim relief and emergency applications becoming increasingly common in the Middle […]

Chambers Global Rankings 2021

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the 2021 edition of Chambers Global. Our barristers have been described as ‘fantastic litigators’ and ‘skilled cross-examiners’, supported by a ‘stellar’ clerking team. Members of Chambers have been ranked in the following areas: Construction Dispute Resolution: Commercial Dispute Resolution (UAE): The English Bar Energy & Natural […]

18th February 2021

Book Launch: Architect’s Legal Handbook

We are pleased to announce that the 10th edition of the Architect’s Legal Handbook was published on 29th January 2021. Edited by Anthony Speaight QC and Matthew Thorne, the book is the most widely used reference on the law for practicing architects and the established textbook on law for architectural students. The handbook is formed […]

29th January 2021

Annual Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Day Conference

Marriages of convenience: being “stuck in the middle with you” in an EPCM project Sean Brannigan QC and Rachel Ansell QC will be speaking at the Hogan Lovells Annual Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Day on 7th January 2021. The event will focus on major construction projects, giving you the chance to ask your questions to […]

If at first you don’t succeed…

Luke Wygas has co-authored an article with Mark Manning, Partner at Ashfords LLP, exploring the implications for construction managers of Rochford v Kilhan. In August 2018 Rochford Construction awarded a subcontract to Kilhan Construction for a reinforced concrete frame on a project at Richmond upon Thames College. A payment dispute arose, which centred on the validity of […]

16th December 2020

Grenfell and the Stretch to Pennsylvania for Punitive Damages

Introduction In Kristen Behrens, Esq., as Administratrix, et al. v. Arconic, Inc., et al [1] a US federal district court in Pennsylvania has dismissed on grounds of forum non conveniens claims brought by victims of the Grenfell Tower fire against: The US manufacturer of the combustible cladding tiles; and The US parent company of the […]

23rd November 2020

Awarded Professional Negligence Junior of the Year and Construction Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Kate Livesey was awarded Professional Negligence Junior of the Year and Thomas Crangle was awarded Construction Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020. 4 Pump Court was also nominated for Construction Set of the Year, Fiona Sinclair QC for Construction Silk of the Year and […]

20th November 2020

Construction Newsletter – How far can you go? Anti-suit injunctions, interim relief and ICC Arbitration Rules: SRS v Chemie Tech

Introduction and background The ICC Arbitration Rules permit parties to seek interim relief before courts in support of an arbitration. But it is a breach of any exclusive arbitration clause to seek a substantive ruling from a court on issues which should be referred to an arbitration. Where, then, is the dividing line between interim […]

12th November 2020

Reasons to Issue a Claim Form in UK–EU/EFTA Disputes in 2020, while the Going is Good

With the Brexit transition period set to end on 31 December 2020, this article looks at the implications for jurisdiction and the recognition & enforcement of judgments in cross-border litigation involving parties split between the UK and EU/EFTA member states, with a particular focus on litigation before the courts of England and Wales. It concludes […]

4th November 2020

Webinar: Common NEC issues explained

Jessica Stephens QC will join Driver Trett on 10th November for their second autumn webinar. The webinar will take the form of a mock adjudication and focus on explaining common NEC issues including defective work, key dates, late changes to Works Information and delay damages. This webinar will be of interest to all those who […]

2nd November 2020

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