Galtrade Ltd v BP Oil International Limited [2021] EWHC 1796 (Comm)

The recent decision of Adrian Beltrami QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court) provides useful guidance on the classification of the term that fuel oil must comply with contractual specifications, and addresses novel issues surrounding the calculation of damages for reliance loss and the use of counterfactuals where mitigating steps are taken […]

1st September 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week logo 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 is a week long global shipping and maritime event that is being held during the week of September 13-17, in person and virtually, attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. LISW21 offers over 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, […]

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

Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited: Case Note

A recent decision in a lower court, now possibly on its way to the Court of Appeal, has opened up interesting legal questions on the extent of a negligent party’s liability in bailment and tort for damage to hired equipment. Legal argument in a two day appeal hearing, in front of Recorder Benson QC sitting […]

19th April 2021

Maritime Bulletin – Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”)

Alexander Wright succeeds in first case establishing a right of equitable compensation against a subrogated insurer bringing foreign proceedings contrary to a forum clause. The Commercial Court has today handed down its judgment in the important case of Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”) [2021] EWHC 554 (Comm).  […]

10th March 2021

Chambers Global Rankings 2021

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the 2021 edition of Chambers Global. Our barristers have been described as ‘fantastic litigators’ and ‘skilled cross-examiners’, supported by a ‘stellar’ clerking team. Members of Chambers have been ranked in the following areas: Construction Dispute Resolution: Commercial Dispute Resolution (UAE): The English Bar Energy & Natural […]

18th February 2021

The Tai Prize: the Court of Appeal issues important new judgment on implied indemnities in charterparties

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the Tai Prize in which James Leabeater QC and Rani Noakes appeared for the appellant disponent owners and Alex Wright appeared for the respondent voyage charterers. The Court of Appeal complimented counsel on both sides for having made their written and oral submissions “with considerable […]

28th January 2021

Farrer v Holyhead Marina goes to the Court of Appeal

On 11th January 2021, the Court of Appeal granted permission to appeal from the decision of Teare J in Farrer v. Holyhead Marina [2020] EWHC 1750 (Admlty) in which it was ruled that a marina constituted a “dock” for the purposes of section 191 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and that the marina operators […]

11th January 2021

Does the post-Halliburton landscape provide “closure on disclosure” for appointments in London maritime arbitration?

4 Pump Court in association with the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) and HFW will be hosting a panel session on Tuesday 8 December 2020, 12:00pm – 13:30pm GMT, discussing the implications for the maritime industry of the recent UK Supreme Court Judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The UK Supreme Court has confirmed and clarified the obligation on […]

Halliburton v Chubb in the Supreme Court – Challenging times?

With the Supreme Court’s judgment in Halliburton v Chubb hot off the press, in this article, James Leabeater QC and Anna Hoffmann take a first look at the judgment. 4 Pump Court’s joint head of chambers Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens acted for the LMAA as an intervening party before the Supreme Court in […]

27th November 2020

Maritime Bulletin – Eternal Bliss: Demurrage is not an exclusive remedy

It is not uncommon for voyage charterers to breach the charterparty by failing to load or discharge at the agreed rate and thus exceed the permitted laytime. It is also not uncommon for this to involve no other breach of the charterparty. Owners in such circumstances are entitled to demurrage at the stipulated rate. But […]

5th 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

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