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News 24th March 2021

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN recognised in Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN has been recognised in the inaugural edition of the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist. This prestigious recognition is a new initiative of the Africa Arbitration Academy, Africa Arbitration and the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) – established to celebrate the achievements of leading arbitration […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

Blog 10th August 2020
Christopher Wilkins

Claire Lewis v Philip Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (ChD)

Claire Lewis v Philip Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (ChD) A recent case of interest to commercial and family practitioners discussing the broad discretion the court has when approaching the valuation of shares in the context of an order for the purchase of shares following a S.994 Companies Act 2006 unfair prejudice petition; in […]

News 23rd July 2020

Success in costs appeal

Paul Mertens has recently represented the successful appellant in an appeal against costs orders that were expected to total more than £54,000. Paul successfully argued that the Judge at first instance had been wrong to order that costs should be assessed on an indemnity basis, in circumstances in which the appellant had not accepted two […]

Blog 23rd July 2020

Misuse of private information: A tort in its infancy

There has been an avalanche of commentary on the recent decision of the Supreme Court in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12[1]. The case has provided some welcome guidance on vicarious liability in the wake of the earlier decision of Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11[2], and also […]

Webinar Archive 27th June 2020

Judging and Advocacy in Virtual Court Hearings – An International Experience

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our webinar ‘Judging and Advocacy in Virtual Court Hearings – An International Experience’ part of our “Legal Lockdown Series” of online seminars. The COVID-19 Pandemic has only served to accelerate the use of remote hearings to determine disputes. As an important means of broadening access to justice, there is […]

Blog 16th June 2020
Alice Scott

Holiday rights in the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we approach the summer, the ongoing risks and restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic have meant that many of us have seen our dreams of a foreign holiday melt like a dropped ice-lolly. Consequently, the rights of would-be travellers to refunds and/or compensation for now redundant pre-booked holidays and cancelled flights continue to be […]

Past Events
27th Jun 2020, 09:00 to 10:30

Judging and Advocacy in Virtual Court Hearings – An International Experience

  The COVID-19 Pandemic has only served to accelerate the use of remote hearings to determine disputes. As an important means of broadening access to justice, there is no question that such hearings are here to stay. This event brings together a diverse group of legal experts to discuss an international experience of judging and […]

Webinar Archive 18th May 2020

Lockdown Frustration The Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Frustration and Force Majeure

This webinar will address the impact of the pandemic and consequent lockdown upon contractual obligations. It will look at the doctrine of frustration and address force majeure with a view to how the Courts of England and Wales will deal with the legal backlash that will inevitably take place as the UK and the rest […]

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra MacDonald

Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings come with particular difficulties. One obvious difficulty is that the parties cannot see each other as well as they might in the courtroom. But how much of a problem is this? If the demeanour of witnesses (or indeed parties) is relevant to an issue to be decided by the Court, then restrictions on […]

Blog 22nd April 2020
Oliver Foy

Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration)

Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) – first piece of judicial guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It should be noted from the outset that Snowden J’s judgment in Re Carluccio’s is not binding. There were no representative employees or interested parties during the remote video hearing so the judgment does […]

Blog 14th April 2020
The impact of Covid-19 on some high-profile businesses so far

The impact of Covid-19 on some high-profile businesses so far

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK government has introduced the following range of business support measures: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furloughing); Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme; Self-employment Income Support Scheme; Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (England only); Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure […]

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