Severability of adjudicators’ decisions, and genuine belief in sum stated as due in payment notices

Construction analysis: In Downs Road v Laxmanbhai, the Technology and Construction Court provided important guidance on when an adjudicator’s decision may and may not be severed, so as to preserve the enforceable parts of an award which has been found to be unenforceable in part. The case also provides an example of an adjudicator’s decision […]

13th September 2021

Launch Party for Architect’s Legal Handbook

Following publication earlier this year of the 10th Edition of the Architect’s Legal Handbook, contributors, academics and industry professionals gathered at the RIBA to celebrate its launch with Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE, Judge in Charge of the TCC, who spoke to welcome its publication. The handbook is co-edited by 4 Pump Court’s Anthony Speaight QC […]

9th September 2021

Demand Bonds and International Arbitration: The Autonomy Principle Stands Tall

In April of this year, the High Court gave judgment in the case of Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Private Ltd v Yumn Ltd & Standard Chartered Bank [2021] EWHC 862 (Comm). This was an important decision on the operation of demand bonds, in the broader context of international arbitration. Simon Hale of 4 Pump Court appeared […]

25th August 2021

Simon Hale obtains dismissal of £10 million TCC claim for Breach of the CPR

LSREF 3 Tigerfalkirk Limited I S.a.r.l v Paragon Building Consultancy Ltd [2021] EWHC 2063 (TCC) Simon Hale has successfully secured the dismissal of a £10 million claim relating to allegedly defective structural foundations of a shopping centre car park in Scotland. In a hearing before Mr Justice Fraser in the TCC, Simon obtained declarations that […]

27th July 2021

Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill will be in the news over the next few months as it proceeds through Parliament. 4 Pump Court will be following the progress of the Bill and providing notes on it, both as it stands and as it changes.  The Bill is concerned with fire safety but it is not limited […]

22nd July 2021

Assign of the times? JCT clause 7.2

TCC strikes out wrongly assigned claim Aviva Investors and others -v- Shepherd Construction Ltd [2021] EWHC 1921 (TCC) The TCC (Jefford J) has had to consider the longstanding but little used JCT provision permitting an employer to assign the right to bring proceedings in the employer’s name to a purchaser of the building. James Leabeater […]

9th July 2021

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Case Note on Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Limited: Interpretation of alleged inconsistencies between bespoke terms and standard forms

Introduction 1. On 18 May 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 718.  While the case does not change the law, it provides a helpful outline as to the approach to be taken to interpreting alleged inconsistencies between bespoke terms […]

27th May 2021

Mek Mesfin joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to welcome Mek Mesfin to Chambers with effect from 24th May. Mek practises in commercial dispute resolution, with particular expertise in insurance & reinsurance, professional indemnity, construction, energy & infrastructure, arbitration, property damage, sale of goods, product liability, insolvency and jurisdictional/conflict of law disputes. Heads of Chambers, Nick Vineall QC […]

17th May 2021

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 […]

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