4 Pump Court shortlisted for 16 awards at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024

We are pleased to announce that 4 Pump Court and its members have been shortlisted for 16 awards at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024.   Set nominations: Clerking team of the year Construction and energy set of the year International arbitration set of the year Professional negligence set of the year Shipping, commodities and […]

Members of 4 Pump Court to attend IPBA Tokyo

Jeremy Nicholson KC, Nick Vineall KC, Robert Scrivener and Carl Wall will be in Tokyo from 22nd April attending the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference. Jeremy, Nick and Robert will be speaking at various IPBA events throughout the week on topics covering maritime, insurance and construction. We very much look forward to catching up with […]

5th April 2024

Judgment handed down in SY Roro 1 PTE Ltd & Anor v Onorato Armatori SRL & Ors [2024] EWHC 611 (Comm)

James Leabeater KC and Edward Jones have represented owners seeking redelivery of two ferries arising out of change of control terminations of bareboat charterparties. Having secured awards in an expedited arbitration before Christmas, they have now appeared in a related expedited Commercial Court trial, culminating in a judgment handed down on 21 March 2024 requiring […]

21st March 2024

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2024

4 Pump Court has again been recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, receiving set rankings for ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ (Tier 1) and ‘Shipping and commodities’ (Tier 2). 8 members of Chambers have been commended in the English Bar category across the areas of ‘Commercial’, ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ and ‘Shipping and Commodities’. […]

17th January 2024

LISW23 – Cargo claims in action: soybean claims under bills of lading and charterparties

There is no shortage of cargo claims arising out of the carriage of grain cargoes, particularly in relation to soybeans carried from South America to China. The temperamental chemical properties of this cargo combined with a typically long sea voyage with dramatic temperature changes means that there is a chance that, even if the cargo […]

LISW23 – Contractual risk management: Avoiding disputes and planning for decarbonisation

We are all talking about decarbonisation and new regulations, but who actually bears the risk and how can it be mitigated in practice? As part of London International Shipping Week 2023, legal experts from 4 Pump Court and Wikborg Rein will give short talks with practical pointers on contract management and managing potential disputes in […]

Andrew Stevens speaks at IDRC for LSLC talk

Andrew Stevens spoke on a panel with Mr Justice Foxton and HHJ Pelling KC – the Judges in Charge of the Commercial Court and the London Circuit Commercial Court respectively – along with Sally-Ann Underhill, a partner at Reed Smith (London and Athens). The event took place on 19 July 2023 at the IDRC in […]

4 Pump Court shortlisted in 13 categories for The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023

We are honoured to have been shortlisted in 13 categories for The Legal 500 Bar Awards including 12 individual nominations for members of 4 Pump Court. This demonstrates the exceptional talent within Chambers, across a range of practice areas. Set nominations: Set of the year Construction and energy set of the year Financial services and insurance […]

12th July 2023

Supreme Court appeal in The Eternal Bliss settled

In The “Eternal Bliss” [2022] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 22, the Court of Appeal held, reversing the first instance decision of Andrew Baker J, that demurrage covers all losses flowing from delay to cargo operations, absent a separate breach of charter.  That included a ship owner’s liability to cargo receivers which, on the basis of facts […]

2nd May 2023

London International Disputes Week 2023

London holds international appeal as a global centre for dispute resolution – whether through its courts or by arbitration, mediation, expert determination or negotiation – built upon a rich tradition of English law dating back to the Magna Carta. London International Disputes Week (LIDW) celebrates London as a leading centre for handling international dispute resolution […]

Quentin Tannock successful in a case considering pure economic loss, scope of duty of care and title to sue in bailment...

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an appeal addressing important issues in the law of negligence and the law of bailment. Quentin Tannock appeared against a KC and a junior and successfully resisted the appeal on behalf of the Defendant, Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited (‘RSA’). The case, Armstead v Royal […]

29th April 2022

Alexander Wright KC and Ed Jones successful in US$30m ship transfer dispute arising out of sanctioning of Russian state...

On 27 January 2023, Foxton J handed down judgment in Gravelor Shipping Limited  v GTLK Asia M5 Limited [2023] EWHC 131 (Comm)  in which Alexander Wright KC and Ed Jones successfully acted for the Claimant instructed by William Gidman, Philip Kelleher and Sofie Maeland Tykvenko of HFW LLP. The dispute arose from two materially identical […]

27th January 2023

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