Misuse of confidential information

Barristers at 4 Pump Court frequently assist clients with securing interim injunctions, to protect clients’ confidential information and intellectual property pending trial. The usual approach with respect to the costs of interim applications is that such costs are reserved pending resolution of the substantive dispute. In a recent case, Education International Services Limited and another v […]

8th June 2021

Gideon Shirazi has been appointed to the WIPO panel of arbitrators

We are delighted to announce that Gideon Shirazi has been appointed to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) panel of arbitrators. WIPO is the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation. WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the […]

29th April 2021

Brexit: Impacts for Intellectual Property, Trade and Commercialisation Agreements

Join Gideon Shirazi for the latest Brexit & Intellectual Property seminar with the Licensing Executives Societies of Britain, Ireland, France and Benelux. Gideon will be speaking about Intellectual Property issues in commercial contracts – drafting for and impacts of Brexit:  force majeure, material adverse impact and frustration; choice of law and jurisdiction; where contract disputes […]

10th February 2021

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

Intellectual Property Lectures at the University of Cambridge

For the third year running, Quentin Tannock has been invited to give a series of lectures on Intellectual Property (IP) and business to Master of Science students at the University of Cambridge.  Quentin’s lectures cover topics including patents, trade secrets and confidential information, non-disclosure agreements, commercialising IP and particular IP considerations in the context of […]

23rd October 2020

Contact Tracing – The Ethical and Legal Issues

Anthony Speaight QC, Iain Munro and Anna Hoffmann Three members of chambers examine the ethical debate and legal issues surrounding the adoption of a contact tracing app. They conclude that the technology which the British Government has to date favoured raises a host of ethical dilemmas and legal challenges. The technological responses to the pandemic […]

3rd June 2020

Society for Computers and Law Adjudication Panel

Following the launch of the SCL Adjudication Scheme in October 2019, Simon Henderson has been selected as one of only five members of the SCL’s Adjudication Panel for the scheme. Members of the panel have been identified as tech law professionals with considerable experience of both technology and dispute resolution matters. Appointments have been given approval by […]

20th April 2020

Nominations for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been nominated for nine awards at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction & Energy: Set of the Year IP, IT & Media: Set of the Year Shipping: Set of the Year International Arbitration: Silk […]

27th November 2019

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 […]

Chambers UK Bar Awards: 2016 Shortlist

4 Pump Court are delighted to have been shortlisted in the following areas of law for the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016: Construction: Set of the Year Silk of the Year – Sean Brannigan QC Junior of the Year – James Leabeater IP/IT: Set of the Year Junior of the Year – Matthew Lavy The […]

21st September 2016

Winner of IP and IT set of the year in the Chambers & Partners UK 2015 awards

We are delighted to have been awarded Intellectual Property and IT set of the year in the Chambers & Partners UK 2015 awards. Chambers & Partners hosted an exclusive dinner at the Old Billingsgate in London for the awards ceremony. We were also shortlisted in the following sectors: Construction: Set of the Year, Junior of […]

21st October 2015

Anthony Speaight QC acted for the successful party in a case which demonstrates the possibilities of pleading a claim in estoppels

In Mears Ltd v Shoreline Housing Partnership Ltd a housing association invited tenders for a contract whose draft documents provide for it to be operated and paid on what might for simplicity be called basis A, a basis involved cost/value reconciliations every 6 months. The Claimant was the successful tenderer. Then there was a meeting […]

6th June 2015

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