Contact Tracing – The Ethical and Legal Issues

Anthony Speaight QC, Iain Munro and Anna Hoffmann Three members of chambers examine the ethical debate and legal issues surrounding the adoption of a contact tracing app. They conclude that the technology which the British Government has to date favoured raises a host of ethical dilemmas and legal challenges. The technological responses to the pandemic […]

3rd June 2020

Tech Disputes Network event hosted by CYK

Quentin Tannock addressed an audience of around 40 solicitors and barristers at the inaugural Tech Disputes Network event in London. Quentin’s presentation, titled ‘21st Century problems’ identified emerging dispute hotspots in the FinTech sector and introduced resulting stakeholder disputes (including with shareholders, employees and suppliers), M&A related disputes and disputes arising out of insolvencies. Quentin […]

Making a Career of IT

Anna Hoffmann reports on the SCL Junior Lawyers’ Group meeting ‘Making a Career of IT’ hosted by 4 Pump Court on 22 October 2019. At this interesting event SCL members gained insights into different careers in IT law. The event was chaired by Quentin Tannock. A diverse panel, both in terms of specialisms and roles, […]

28th October 2019

Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Limited

In a case note written for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Quentin Tannock and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard summarise and analyse the recent judgment in Triple Point and the correct approach towards liquidated damages for delay clauses. Quentin and Jonathan’s case note is now available on the SCL website.

15th March 2019

AI: Changing Rules for a Changed World

In an article for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Terence Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock use the rise and expected further development of FinTech to explore some of the legal issues that might arise from AI. Read the full piece on the SCL website.

15th May 2018

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

Society for Computers and Law Adjudication Panel

Following the launch of the SCL Adjudication Scheme in October 2019, Simon Henderson has been selected as one of only five members of the SCL’s Adjudication Panel for the scheme. Members of the panel have been identified as tech law professionals with considerable experience of both technology and dispute resolution matters. Appointments have been given approval by […]

20th April 2020

Winner of Construction Set of the Year and IT/IP Junior of the Year in the Chambers & Partners UK 2016 awards

We are delighted to have been awarded Construction Set of the Year with Matthew Lavy also taking the award for Intellectual Property and IT Junior of the Year in the Chambers & Partners UK 2016 awards. Chambers & Partners hosted an exclusive dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 27thOctober for the […]

28th October 2016

Nominations for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been nominated for nine awards at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction & Energy: Set of the Year IP, IT & Media: Set of the Year Shipping: Set of the Year International Arbitration: Silk […]

27th November 2019

Matthew Lavy on LawTech drafting committee for Legal Statement on Crypto-assets and Smart Contracts

On Monday 18th November, the LawTech Delivery Panel UK Jurisdiction Taskforce, led by Sir Geoffrey Vos, issued a Legal Statement which aims to provide answers to some of the key questions under English Law as to the status of cryptoassets and enforceability of Smart Contracts. The statement explains that, in the view of the senior […]

18th November 2019

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

Rachel Ansell QC appointed as Chair of the Technology & Construction Bar Association

Following the 2019 TECBAR AGM on 18th July, we are pleased to announce that Rachel Ansell QC has been appointed as Chair of TECBAR (the Technology and Construction Bar Association). This follows two years of Rachel sitting as Vice-Chair. Helen Dennis will also continue as a TECBAR committee member for a further term of two […]

19th July 2019

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