Nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for five awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction Set of the Year Construction Silk of the Year – Fiona Sinclair QC Construction Junior of the Year – Thomas Crangle Professional Negligence […]

28th 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

THE ELIN and how to exclude liability for negligence

On 18 April 2019 the Commercial Court handed down judgment in The Elin. The issue was whether statements on a Bill of Lading that the carrier would not be liable for loss of or damage to deck cargo “howsoever arising” were apt to exclude liability for negligence and/or unseaworthiness. The Court found that they were. […]

18th April 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

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

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

Chambers & Partners 2016 UK Guide

4 Pump Court are delighted to be ranked in the following areas of law in new edition of the Chambers & Partners UK Guide; International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering Commercial Dispute Resolution Construction Energy & Natural Resources Information Technology Insurance Professional Negligence Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction Shipping & Commodities In addition 39 barristers at 4 Pump […]

2nd October 2015

Alexander Hickey wins on a novel point of causation of loss in valuer’s negligence claim

In Tuita International Ltd (in Liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd (Chancery Division 20 March 2015) the Court granted summary judgment on a novel point of causation of loss in valuer’s negligence claims where there has been re-financing and re-mortgage. Under a Facility agreed in April 2011 the Lender loaned the Borrower £2.5 million, relying […]

21st May 2015

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