FCA Business Interruption insurance test case

The Commercial Court has handed down judgment in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm). These expedited proceedings concerned numerous sample wordings of business interruption policies from eight leading insurers and were commenced in June 2020, leading to an urgent two week […]

17th September 2020

UK Government’s “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour” – toothless for now, but laying foundations for further measures

On 7 May 2020, the Government published a document entitled “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency” (the “guidance”). In this short article, Sean Brannigan QC and Kajetan Wandowicz summarise the guidance, and discuss its potential implications for commercial parties. It was prepared jointly by the Cabinet Office and […]

12th May 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

4 Pump Court sponsor Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) launch in London

We are pleased to announce that 4 Pump Court will be the exclusive chambers sponsor of the FOIL launch event in London on 17th July 2019. Over the past 25 years, FOIL has established itself as the leading voice for lawyers engaged in the defence of insurance-related claims. London FOIL comprises specialist lawyers from different […]

2nd July 2019

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

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2018

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court have been highly ranked in this year’s Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide, including as a band 1 set for Information Technology and Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction. We received special praise for our client service, being characterised as “the best in the London market, standing […]

2nd November 2017

R&S Pilling t/as Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance

Michael Davie QC acted for the successful appellant and its property insurer in R&S Pilling t/as Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance [2017] EWCA Civ 259. The Court of Appeal held that the policyholder’s liability for fire damage arising from the insured’s off-road repair of his vehicle was covered by the wording of his motor insurance […]

28th April 2017

Aldridge v Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited

Aidan Christie QC represented the successful defendant in this recent interesting case, which may be one of the last claims to be dealt with under the pre 2015 Act law. Mr Justice Baker held that insurers were entitled to avoid the policy for material misrepresentation and non-disclosure. The Judgment also dealt with issues relating to […]

14th December 2016

Chambers & Partners 2017 UK Guide

We are delighted to be ranked as a leading barristers’ chambers in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners UK in the following areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution Construction Energy & Natural Resources Information Technology Insurance International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering Professional Negligence Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction Shipping & Commodities In addition 37 barristers at 4 Pump […]

3rd November 2016

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

John Rowland QC returns to 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to announce that John Rowland QC will be returning to chambers as of the 11th April 2016 following five years practising as an advocate with Clayton Utz, the leading litigation lawyers in Australia. John had over 30 years of commercial litigation experience with 4 Pump Court, specialising in insurance and […]

18th April 2016

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