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

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

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