Alice Carse and Thomas Steward join 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court is delighted to welcome Alice Carse and Thomas Steward to Chambers. Alice practises in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on insurance and professional negligence, industrial relations and employment. She is recognised as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Thomas practises in commercial litigation and arbitration, with […]

4th May 2022

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

Court of Appeal hands down judgment in Elliot v Hattens

On 18 May 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Elliot v Hattens: a solicitors negligence case that goes to the heart of the vexed question of when time starts ticking for the purposes of limitation. Simon Goldstone, instructed by RPC LLP represented the successful appellant. The facts were simple: Kelly Elliott had […]

18th May 2021

Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Limitation

Test Claimants in Franked Investment Income Group Litigations and others v Commissioners for HMRC [2020] UKSC 47 This tax decision of the Supreme Court will be of interest not just to tax specialists but to a broad range of civil practitioners. The decision changes the law on the principles governing when a claimant has discovered […]

27th November 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

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

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