4 Pump Court > London, England > Set Profile

4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC)
4 Pump Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AN
England

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation Tier 1

The leading set for technology and telecoms disputes’, the barristers at 4 Pump Court advise regulators, users, providers, and insurers involved in high-value technology disputes. Alex Charlton QC acted for the claimant in the high-profile IT dispute case CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM, a £132m claim which arose out of a failed implementation of new enterprise-wide systems. He was opposed by Nigel Tozzi QC, Iain Munro, and Matthew Lavy, who is also acting for the company Oak Smart in Facebook v Oak Smart and others, in which the defendants are accused of scraping Facebook data and selling it to advertisers. In addition, in J6 Ltd v Prosper Procurement Ltd, Michael Douglas QC acted as sole counsel for the defendant in a dispute between a social landlord consortium and an IT provider about the quality of a procured software system.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks

Alex Charlton QC - 4 Pump CourtA very strong advocate who can look at both sides' viewpoint and find a way to a resolution.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Douglas QC - 4 Pump CourtTotally reliable, thorough and good to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtNigel is one of the finest and most brilliant legal minds one can work with. Speed and capacity to take in large volume of knowledge is remarkable. His ability to develop end-to-end litigation strategy is superb. The way Nigel communicates is simply excellent, clear, structured and concise.
Ranked: Tier 3
Terence Bergin QC - 4 Pump CourtTerry is a very strategic barrister with a robustness that gives confidence to clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Matthew Lavy - 4 Pump CourtMatthew is a star, combining really deep technical knowledge with first class analytical skills and a friendly yet a authoritative manner with clients and instructing counsel.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Iain Munro - 4 Pump CourtIain is brilliant. He is excellent at getting stuck in and going through detail. He has a good ability to identify what matters from heaps of information and is precise in his drafting.
Ranked: Tier 4
Gideon Shirazi - 4 Pump CourtVery hard working and bright. Very client and user friendly. Great service.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘4 Pump Court barristers, silks and juniors, continue to lead the London Bar in relation to technology, telecoms and software disputes.’

‘Overall 4 Pump Court remain the go-to chambers for IT/outsourcing disputes (for example the recent Co-op and IBM case was mostly staffed with 4 Pump Court barristers on both sides).’

‘I consider 4 Pump Court to be the leading set for technology and telecoms disputes. They have expertise at all levels.’

‘4 Pump Court is my go-to set for IT/Tech disputes.’

‘We use 4PC for IT/Media work – in terms of the defence of IT professionals they are our first port of call. We are looking to use them beyond this in the defence of more traditional professionals.’

Clerking

‘Very well managed by Stewart Gibbs. They take a commercial approach and (in my experience) seek to form strong relationships with solicitors.’

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 1

'Very strong set' 4 Pump Court is 'excellent in professional negligence and construction disputes', with 'very good strength in depth in these areas'. The team of 'high quality barristers' are equally adept at handling claims against telecoms professionals, as well as accountants, solicitors, surveyors, auditors and financial advisers. The set is particularly active in cases involving the construction sector, including matters concerning the use of unsafe building materials. Separately, Nigel Tozzi QC and Kate Livesey are acting for E20 Development in a claim against an international law firm, concerning the drafting of a commercial agreement for the future use of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. In March 2021 Claire Packman QC was elevated to silk.

Leading Silks

Michael Douglas QC - 4 Pump CourtMichael is a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Sinclair QC - 4 Pump CourtFiona is extremely sharp and very commercial. She masters the most complex of cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtNigel is a silk quick to grasp the key issues of a case. He is aware of the details without losing sight of the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 Pump CourtA phenomenal advocate with a brilliant work ethic. She is a force to be reckoned with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sean Brannigan QC - 4 Pump CourtSean is extremely intelligent, practical and well experienced and can turn his hand to any situation. Clients love him as he can speak their language.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aidan Christie QC - 4 Pump CourtAidan embodies the qualities that any lawyer engaging a senior silk looks for.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Cross QC - 4 Pump CourtHis understanding of the interaction between the construction and insurance markets is unrivalled. Charming and ruthless in equal measure.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 Pump CourtShe is the complete package: an excellent advocate, responsive, great with clients and produces high quality work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Nicholson QC - 4 Pump CourtA first-class, very thorough silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Pilling QC - 4 Pump CourtAn elegant draftsman with extremely good judgement. He has an easy manner with judges and the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Leabeater QC - 4 Pump CourtJames has an exceptional grasp of the facts and is a strong and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Neish QC - 4 Pump CourtA very direct silk. On his feet Andrew is first rate and achieves incredible results. He is a pleasure to watch.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Claire Packman QC - 4 Pump CourtClaire wins great confidence from the client, through a calm and understated manner which is underpinned by profound intelligence and adroit legal skills.

Leading Juniors

Kate Livesey - 4 Pump CourtKate is hard working, clever, and diligent. She thinks carefully and thoroughly about her cases, exploring every angle, and leaves no stone unturned. Her advocacy is very persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Hale - 4 Pump CourtSimon's ability to produce a magician-like flourish in many of his cases is underpinned by hard work, dedication and spectacular brain power.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Henderson - 4 Pump CourtSimon's advice on complex matters is intelligible and robust.
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Wygas - 4 Pump CourtA team player with a practical, hands-on approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
James Bowling - 4 Pump CourtHe has encyclopedic knowledge of case law and provides clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 5
Martyn Naylor - 4 Pump CourtMartyn is a very smart junior blessed with sharp intellect and excellent people skills. He is calm, thorough and a very safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Matthew Thorne - 4 Pump CourtA fantastic junior. He is very bright and gets stuck into the details of the case. Very user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

4 Pump Court’s barristers are very responsive, hugely knowledgeable and experienced and collaborative‘.

Excellent strength in depth‘.

A formidable range of junior and senior counsel‘.

Excellent chambers with a well deserved leading reputation in dealing with construction disputes‘.

Clerking

4 Pump Court stands out for its excellent clerking, always ensuring that matters are dealt with by someone with the right experience and level of seniority in a cost effective manner‘.

A strong clerking team which goes the extra mile‘.

London Bar > Construction Tier 2

The construction barristers at 4 Pump Court offer 'serious quality both at the silk level and senior junior level.' Top-flight silk Fiona Sinclair QC led on Bresco v Lonsdale in front of the Supreme Court, which could affect adjudication's effects on insolvency in the future. International arbitration has continued as well, with Benjamin Pilling QC leading on a number of matters in the Middle East. On cladding, numerous barristers including Sean Brannigan QC and Jeremy Nicholson QC have been involved in Premier Inn Hotels Ltd v. McAleer & Rushe Ltd & Others, concerning the removing of flammable ACM cladding from the Premier Inn near Gatwick Airport's North Terminal, one of the largest pieces of post-Grenfell civil litigation concerning cladding.

Leading Silks

Sean Brannigan QC - 4 Pump CourtSean is always my first choice of counsel - watching him on his feet is like watching a virtuoso performance. Unlike many advocates, he genuinely listens to the answers of a witness or the questions of the tribunal and adapts his argument to make it doubly effective.. He combines a fantastic strategic brain with a willingness do the work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Sinclair QC - 4 Pump CourtFiona is a responsive, thorough and persuasive QC, who has a reassuring and approachable manner with clients. She has a great attention to detail without losing the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 Pump CourtRachel is a phenomenal advocate whose work ethic knows no bounds and is a force to be reckoned with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Nicholson QC - 4 Pump CourtJeremy is very thorough and knowledgeable. He is easy to work with and has extensive experience of arbitration.
Ranked: Tier 2
Duncan McCall QC - 4 Pump CourtDuncan immediately builds rapport with clients, quickly gets to the heart of the issues and never shies away from giving a clear view and valuable guidance on pre-action strategy. He is extremely easy to work with and is very collaborative.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Pilling QC - 4 Pump CourtBen is brilliant at what he does. He gets across new issues at lightning speed, and then is able to provide insightful guidance almost immediately. In terms of his advocacy skills, he is an exceptionally good cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 Pump CourtNicolas is very charming and disarming in his presentation at court. He is realistic and efficient.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Cross QC - 4 Pump CourtHis strengths are considerable. He is charming and ruthless in equal measure. His understanding of the interaction between the construction and insurance markets is unrivalled.
Ranked: Tier 5
Alexander Hickey QC - 4 Pump CourtAlex balances his in-depth legal knowledge with sound commercial strategy. Alex adopts a genuine team attitude when working with instructing solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Leabeater QC - 4 Pump CourtJames is a superb barrister, a real fighter who you want in your corner. He is also a deep strategic thinker - he identifies and deals with the other sides best points before they have thought of them.
Ranked: Tier 5
Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 Pump CourtLynne is definitely one to watch - she is reasonable, sensible and charming; but also deadly. A clear thinker and an effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 5
Jessica Stephens QC - 4 Pump CourtJessica is a joy to work with. She anticipates problems before they arrive, gives clear and concise advice and is a highly able advocate. She is also easy to work with and beloved by clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Claire Packman QC - 4 Pump CourtClaire is a razor-sharp advocate and excellent on pleadings and submissions. She works extremely hard and leaves no stone unturned. She is an advocate you want in your corner.

Leading Juniors

James Bowling - 4 Pump CourtJames is a very strong advocate: he understands the matters he works on in incredible detail and has the advocacy skills to back that up. He impresses in front of arbitrators and holds attention in a manner I would expect of a QC.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Henderson - 4 Pump CourtSimon provides strong and clear advice on complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Lewis - 4 Pump CourtJonathan is simply the best junior at the construction Bar in my opinion. A brilliant thinker and a highly experienced advocate who has just about the best cross-examination style I have ever seen.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kate Livesey - 4 Pump CourtKate is exceptionally bright, a superb lawyer, immensely hard-working, brilliant with clients - simply outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Wygas - 4 Pump CourtLuke is a pleasure to work with - very user-friendly and hugely responsive. He is unflappable under pressure. His engineering background is a real benefit in technical cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Crangle - 4 Pump CourtClearly one of the top juniors around in this area - a silk in all but name. Excellent cross-examiner and understands exactly how to pitch it to an arbitrator.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Hale - 4 Pump CourtFantastically intellect and superbly attentive to detail. My first choice barrister. Prepared to challenge clients to get to the root of the facts. Extremely good working within a team and a brilliant and determined advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sanjay Patel - 4 Pump CourtSanjay is one of the most user-friendly, commercially minded and legally astute barristers on the market. His drafting is nothing short of fantastic and his advocacy first-rate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Thorne - 4 Pump CourtMatthew is very bright. His written work is first-class, and his advocacy style is highly effective. He is also very user-friendly and easy to work with, and a good team-player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Osborne - 4 Pump CourtRichard is diligent and extremely clever. A good draftsman, a team player and able to read the client, the tribunal and the other side.
Ranked: Tier 4
Gideon Shirazi - 4 Pump CourtEasy to work with and very good under pressure, Gideon is also an absolutely outstanding courtroom performer. He is at consummate ease dealing with complex technical information.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennie Gillies - 4 Pump CourtJennie is very quick to grasp technical details. Jennie is happy to test and challenges the client and is able to deliver robust advice to the client. She is both creative and commercial when it comes to advising on strategy.
Ranked: Tier 4
Laura Crowley - 4 Pump CourtLaura is an excellent construction barrister. She is an expert in all things construction-related, masters detail incredibly well and is a real fighter.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ed Jones - 4 Pump CourtEd is the perfect junior - a safe pair of hands, with great knowledge of the law and gravitas beyond his years, which goes down well with judges.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘The quality of barristers is impressive and they really do understand construction. 4 Pump Court are go-to chambers for anything of a complex nature.’

‘4 Pump Court is my go-to Ccambers. Great barristers, amazing clerks, brilliant service and an ability to think outside the box to provide services that are tailored to the solicitor or client needs.’

‘Excellent chambers with a well deserved leading reputation in dealing with construction disputes and other areas. They are always able to match someone with relevant expertise and the right level of seniority to particularly complex disputes.’

‘4 Pump Court are up there when it comes to construction. They have serious quality both at the silk level and senior junior level.’

Clerks

‘Stewart Gibbs and Carl Wall, the joint Senior Clerks, are excellent. Having worked with them for many years, they are very tuned in to my practice, my working style and what I am looking for in a barrister.’

‘The clerks at 4 Pump Court always go above and beyond to assist instructing solicitors, offering the right fit of barrister to the issue in question, ensuring that their barristers deliver on time and to a high quality.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 2

4 Pump Court is ‘one of the leading sets for energy disputes, with a number of top silks and juniors’ and clients note that ‘for high-value, complex construction work, it is head and shoulders above other sets’. Members approach energy disputes from many different angles, including construction, shipping and exploration, and its members are currently acting in disputes arising from the construction of some of the largest oil and gas infrastructure projects in the world, as well as major projects in the power and renewable energy sectors. Sean Brannigan QC frequently handles the highest-value international arbitrations involving energy and natural resources, among them represents a case involving the construction of a high-value petrochemical plant in the Middle East. Among its many prominent juniors are Kate Livesey, who handled a major contractual dispute between joint venture parties concerning a petroleum exploration and development licence, and Thomas Crangle, who has notable experience in cases involving renewables and green technology.

Leading Silks

Sean Brannigan QC - 4 Pump CourtHe is extremely intelligent, practical, very experienced and can turn his hand to any situation, making him one of a very small number of go-to barristers.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 Pump CourtA superstar, one of the very best, he has an excellent manner and is technically superb, practical, realistic and honest.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 Pump CourtVery clever, resilient, tough and commercial, she is a QC in her prime and at the top of her game.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Cogley QC - 4 Pump CourtCreative and very commercial, he is on top of the detail at all times and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexander Hickey QC - 4 Pump CourtIncredibly thorough and easy to communicate with, he is fantastic at explaining complex issues in simple terms.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtAn approachable, user-friendly QC who is very responsive to client concerns and takes a commercial and practical approach to disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Leabeater QC - 4 Pump CourtHe is an exceptional counsel, with the intellect and approach of a more seasoned QC, and he has the ability to distil complex matters by identifying critical issues in record time.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 Pump CourtA clear thinker and an effective advocate, she is definitely one to watch and brings a calm and clear-sighted voice to often stressful situations.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 Pump CourtExcellent on his feet and very easy to work with, he knows all the right ways to get judges on-side.
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Alexander Wright QC - 4 Pump CourtA preferred junior on the larger energy project disputes, he knows the market very well and is incredibly intelligent and hardworking.

Leading Juniors

Thomas Crangle - 4 Pump CourtHe is absolutely superb, very thorough with his analysis, considerate with his interactions with the client and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kate Livesey - 4 Pump CourtExceptionally bright, a superb lawyer, immensely hardworking, brilliant with clients and an absolute delight to work with - simply outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sanjay Patel - 4 Pump CourtUnflappable and incredibly hardworking, he is creative in identifying arguments, and he brings a great sense of humour when working under pressure.
Ranked: Tier 3
Robert Scrivener - 4 Pump CourtAn exceptional junior who is extremely diligent and able to deliver well-written submissions in large-scale cases involving highly complicated factual and technical issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Stevens - 4 Pump CourtProfessional, hardworking and capable of handling very difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘4 Pump Court is one of the leading sets for energy disputes, with a number of top silks and juniors.’

‘Very helpful for the client and it is easy for the foreign lawyer to cooperate with.’

‘Really going places in the energy sector with some of the biggest names now in this area.’

‘The chambers on the whole is very well respected and admired for the depth of knowledge they have across a wide range of legal issues.’

‘4 Pump Court has a range of barristers with experience in the construction and energy sector and it is my go-to set for construction disputes.’

Clerks

‘Lucy Burrows has really made her mark in the energy sphere, with clients recognising her expertise.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 3

'One of the best insurance sets around', 4 Pump Court's members have a strong market reputation for their representation of insured parties, insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers, both within the UK market (including Lloyd’s and the company market), and internationally in disputes in London's Commercial Court and international arbitrations across the world. In 2020, several of the set's members acted in insurance matters arising out of the pandemic, such as QBE UK's instruction of Rachel Ansell QC and Martyn Naylor in the The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) and Others, the leading insurance case on Covid-19-related business interruption insurance claims.

Leading Silks

Andrew Neish QC - 4 Pump CourtAn excellent manager of clients and expectations - he achieves incredible results.
Ranked: Tier 1
Aidan Christie QC - 4 Pump CourtThe pre-eminent insurance disputes silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtPresents advice in a clear way - extremely client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 Pump CourtExceptional cross-examination and advocacy - Rachel's involvement in the FCA Test Case underlines her position as one of the leading insurance silks.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jeremy Nicholson QC - 4 Pump CourtVery thorough, knowledgeable and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 Pump CourtVery approachable, available, and quick to absorb papers and isolate the relevant issues.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

James Purchas - 4 Pump CourtExtremely bright, hard-working, and with genuine expertise in a wide range of core commercial fields, particularly insurance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alice Carse - 4 Pump Court ‘She is a source of clear, considered and well-structured advice, and always happy to discuss content and conclusions reached. Loved by insurer and insured clients for being accessible and empathetic.
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon Goldstone - 4 Pump CourtBright, commercial, constructive, clear thinking and user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Martyn Naylor - 4 Pump CourtAn excellent lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of insurance law. Martyn is wise beyond his years, and a first-class advocate who produces submissions that are of the standard of a QC. 
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

One of the best insurance sets around.

Great insurance set with counsel that are always available.

Love working with this set.

They are my go-to set and have always delivered.

Clerking

The clerking team is the best I have come across.

The most helpful and accommodating set of clerks around.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

4 Pump Court is a 'fantastic set - going from strength to strength to strength in International Arbitration' and 'now offering some of the biggest silk names in this field'. The versatile chambers offers a broad range of skills from energy and construction through to insurance, IT, telecoms, shipping and broader commercial arbitrations. Members such as Nigel Tozzi QC and Sean Brannigan QC have firmly established themselves at the top of the market, with several other leading silks, including Rachel Ansell QC and Sean O’Sullivan QC close behind. In addition to the largely confidential arbitration workload, members are also involved in cases that spill into the Courts and the public domain, such as the hugely influential Chubb v Halliburton in the Supreme Court, where Nick Vineall QC led Andrew Stevens acted on behalf of the interveners, the LMAA.

Leading Silks

Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtAccessible, very client friendly, hard working and with a great intellect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean Brannigan QC - 4 Pump CourtExtremely intelligent, practical and well experienced. Sean can turn his hand to any situation. Clients love him as he can speak their language, tells it straight but always has a plan and strategy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 Pump CourtHas an immeasurable intellect and formidable presence, tenacity and authority when speaking.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sean O'Sullivan QC - 4 Pump CourtAn excellent lawyer and a brilliant advocate. He understands the legal as well as commercial points and presents the client's position incredibly well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alex Charlton QC - 4 Pump CourtAlex oozes confidence and assurance, which puts clients at ease. He is also incredibly bright, notable even in a profession full of incredibly bright people.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicolas Vineall QC - 4 Pump CourtExcellent on his feet and very easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexander Hickey QC - 4 Pump CourtBalances his in-depth legal knowledge with sound commercial strategy.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 Pump CourtIncredibly efficient in her approach and gets into the detail of a case very quickly. She is a terrific advocate and extremely effective cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Neish QC - 4 Pump CourtAn assertive barrister who has great cross-examination skills and excellent judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Alexander Wright QC4 Pump CourtHighly intelligent and very hard working. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him. He is good with the clients and effective in the hearing room.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Stevens - 4 Pump CourtProfessional, hard working and capable of handling very difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rani Noakes - 4 Pump CourtA pleasure to work with. Thorough and a team player. A very clear, concise and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sanjay Patel - 4 Pump CourtUnflappable; incredibly hard-working (even for a barrister); brings a great sense of humour when working under pressure.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘4 Pump Court has a very strong profile in international arbitration, especially shipping and energy disputes.’

‘4 Pump Court cares about Chinese market and has a long-time goal in providing best services adaptive to local needs. They have exceled themselves in maintaining good relationship with instructing firms in China.’

‘We use 4PC a lot, and often when things get particularly busy they are able to provide additional junior resource at short notice. The whole team has a great work ethic and is very user-friendly and willing to muck in to get the job done. ‘

‘4 Pump Court is my go to Chambers. Great barristers, amazing clerks, brilliant service and an ability to think outside the box to provide services that are tailored to the solicitor or client needs.’

‘Fastastic set – a force to be reckoned with in both the middle east and far east.’

Clerking

‘Carl Wall provides top quality service and is incredibly responsive. He gives particular attention to help chambers to develop China-related practice and cares about Chinese clients’ feedback.’

London Bar > Shipping Tier 3

With 'an excellent depth of juniors, senior juniors and QCs', 4 Pump Court's members are involved in some of the most complex shipping cases to come before the English courts. In one highlight, James Leabeater QC led Rani Noakes in The Tai Prize, a Court of Appeal case relating to the liability of charterers to shipowners for errors in bills of lading; Alexander Wright QC is appearing on the other side. Wright also appeared before the Commercial Court in the Eternal Bliss; which hinges on the extent to which charterers are liable for damages in addition to demurrage in the event of delays. elsewhere, Sean O’Sullivan QC and Ed Jones remain active in arbitration, handling a number of high-value disputes with international aspects in areas such as shipbuilding.

Rising stars

Robert Scrivener - 4 Pump CourtHe has an unmatchable ability to become a natural extension of the legal team on every dispute. His ability to quickly link the facts together and produce detailed and thoughtful pieces of legal work never ceases to amaze me.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 Pump CourtUser-friendly and unflappable, even when in the middle of a difficult case with unexpected things happening. He sees the big issues early and is always thinking.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Leabeater QC - 4 Pump CourtHe combines excellent technical ability with sensible, pragmatic advice. He is also shrewd and astute.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5

2022 Silks

Alexander Wright QC - 4 Pump CourtA very bright and committed barrister, with good knowledge of the area and great attention to detail.

Leading Juniors

James Watthey - 4 Pump CourtI am very confident when I work with him that I will get the best advice, not just on the law but also the commercial realities as well. Impressive both on paper and in person.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Hatt - 4 Pump CourtVery thorough, pragmatic, commercial and easy to work with..
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Henderson - 4 Pump CourtThorough and thoughtful. He is incredibly easy to work with, very efficient and totally reliable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rani Noakes - 4 Pump CourtThe best written advocate I have worked with. Her written submissions are clear, well-structured and highly persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Stevens - 4 Pump CourtExceptional on the details and reassuringly careful when it comes to making sure that all points have been covered.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Steward  - 4 Pump Court  ‘A delight to work with. His oral and written advocacy are excellent, and he is a wonderful team player. He is also incredibly hard working.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ed Jones - 4 Pump CourtHe has an excellent ability to get the nub of an issue quickly and provides clear, practical, and pragmatic advice. The quality of his drafting is first-rate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘A brilliant set and our go-to for shipping work.’

‘4 Pump Court has an excellent depth of juniors, senior juniors and QCs.’

‘One of the leading sets for shipping, insurance and international trade.’

‘This is an exceptional set of individuals for shipping, trade and energy/ insurance work.’

‘A very approachable set.’

Clerks

‘Good, friendly and flexible. A pleasure to work with.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 4

4 Pump Court fields several strong silks and juniors with a good track record in major commercial disputes. This comes in addition to acknowledged strengths in more specialised fields of insurance, construction and IT. Leading silks such as Stephen Cogley QC have had extremely busy years and recently led highly-rated junior Alexander Wright QC in VTB Commodities Trading v JSC Antipinsky Refinery, in which they secured a worldwide freezing order against the refinery. Several members including Nicholas Vineall QC are also involved in Woodford Investors v Link Solution case, arising from the collapse of the Woodford investment funds. The highly versatile Nigel Tozzi QC also remains a leading figure in the market, and is currently involved in Apache UK Investment Ltd v Esso Exploration and Production Ltd, a case concerning obligations to decommission offshore oil installations.

Leading Silks

Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtA brilliant star who is extremely client-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Cogley QC - 4 Pump CourtCreative and very commercial, Stephen is on top of the detail at all times and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 Pump CourtVery knowledgeable and personable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Aidan Christie QC - 4 Pump CourtAidan has a very good knowledge of the law and he knows how to apply it. He is very user friendly and good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

2022 Silks

Alexander Wright QC4 Pump CourtA very bright junior, who is very hard working and knowledgeable. Good with deadlines and very reliable.

Leading Juniors

Laurence Page - 4 Pump Court  ‘Charismatic, commercially astute, very good with clients and solicitors, and extremely hard working.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘4 Pump Court are a very good set, with a wide range of expertise across the spectrum of commercial disputes.’

‘4 Pump Court is really constructive, commercial and approachable.’

‘A  strong chambers, with good clerking. Very proactive on the marketing side and provide us with a range of seminars and knowledge sharing, leading to a good partnership between my firm and Chambers.’

‘An excellent set with a real mix of differing specialities.’

‘4 Pump Court is a very strong set.’

Clerking

‘The most helpful and accommodating set of clerks around.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Silks

Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 Pump CourtNigel's wealth of experience and ability to calmly navigate the issues is invaluable. He is a real star.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Commodities

Leading Silks

Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 Pump CourtResponsive, accessible and available, collaborative and practical, he has a keen understanding of the bigger picture and is able to craft solutions accordingly.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 Pump CourtNicholas is very charming and disarming in his courtroom presentation. He is realistic and efficient.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

James Purchas - 4 Pump CourtJames' knowledge of financial services law is encyclopedic. He seems to have considered every nuance in depth.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

Leading Silks

Edward Garnier QC - 4 Pump CourtAble to see the wood for the trees. Very good on any case with a political or public life dimension. He has expertise in a wide range of legal specialisms - not a one dimensional defamation/privacy lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Offshore

Leading Juniors

James Purchas - 4 Pump CourtA perfect blend: technically sharp and commercially astute.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Employment

Leading Juniors

Alice Carse - 4 Pump CourtAn effective team member with an eye for detail and a wealth of experience from previous industrial relations cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Fraud: civil

Leading Juniors

Laurence Page - 4 Pump CourtVery easy-going and calm, and has a good court presence. He is a pleasure to work alongside.
Ranked: Tier 4

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial Tier 1

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction Tier 1

4 Pump Court is instructed by local and regional firms as well as in-house teams on wide variety of construction projects with transportation projects being a key area of focus. Other areas of expertise include construction related work involving shipbuilding, telecoms and offshore construction. Sean Brannigan QC co-heads the chambers and advises some of the leading EPC contractors and government bodies in the region. Rachel Ansell QC is another standout silk with a broad range of expertise that spans from hydropower to natural gas. Other key names to mention include Lynne McCafferty QC, James Leabeater QC and Claire Packman QC.

Leading silks

Rachel Ansell QC4 Pump CourtRachel is a fine advocate. She puts her points firmly, clearly and persuasively. Rachel is a star of the construction Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean Brannigan QC4 Pump CourtSean is an excellent legal strategist and tactician. An absolute force of nature in relation to cross examination of witnesses. Sean commands the hearing room and is very skilled at gaining the trust and the ears of the tribunal members.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Hickey QC4 Pump CourtHis strengths are his advocacy and ability to get up to speed very quickly.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Pilling QC4 Pump CourtBen is quite simply brilliant. Exactly who you need in your corner when it comes to major arbitration.'
Ranked: Tier 1
James Leabeater QC4 Pump CourtJames is technically brilliant and his drafting is nuanced. He works well with the legal team, experts and clients alike. He is very responsive and always available to discuss the case.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Marks QC4 Pump CourtJonathan is incredibly intelligent, able to pick up a matter and the last minute and get into the minutiae with ease, without missing a beat.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lynne McCafferty QC4 Pump CourtIt is impressive how quickly she can get up to speed and across the details of a complex dispute. Her cross-examination is very impressive and strikes a good balance and she is expertly able to keep a rogue witness in line.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

2021 Silks

Claire Packman QC4 Pump CourtClaire is an incredibly bright and hard working barrister and brings a legal knowhow and a keen legal eye to spot strategies and issues.  Claire cross examines incredibly well and is a fantastic edition to the Silk community.' 

Leading juniors

Thomas Crangle - 4 Pump Court 'Tom is personable and easy to work with. Our team enjoys working with Tom on international matters. Tom is also a very good advocate and can deal with complex legal issues very quickly.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sanjay Patel4 Pump CourtSanjay is accessible, commercial, legally astute and a joy to work with.  His drafting and advocacy skills are both top drawer.  He is client friendly and an absolute joy to work with.  Sanjay really does set the benchmark for senior junior barristers in construction law in the market.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Hale4 Pump CourtSimon is very thorough and hard working. His advocacy is top notch and drafting is excellent. He is delight to work with and clients love him.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

We regularly instruct 4 Pump Court and they are our preferred set for both UK and international construction and engineering disputes.’

4 Pump Court is a forward looking chambers and innovative in its resourcing, pricing and approach. One of the leading chambers in the field of construction and energy disputes at this time. Availability is excellent and willingness to undertake joint marketing very refreshing.’

4 Pump Court are a good set whose reputation for big ticket construction disputes has justifiably grown in the last few years. They are able to field an impressive range of talented barristers.’

Clerking

A very helpful and professional clerking team. Stewart Gibbs is an incredible pleasure to work with. He always makes himself available and is incredibly helpful.’

I tend to deal mainly with Carl Wall. He is excellent and very easy to do business with. He appreciates the pressures we work under and is prepared to go the extra distance to ensure we jointly deliver excellent service to our mutual clients.’

The clerks are excellent and led well by Stewart Gibbs and Carl Wall. Carl has excellent client management skills and is driven by finding solutions. Excellent to deal with.’

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

4 Pump Court covers a broad range of construction, energy and infrastructure matters, and is noted for its ‘strength in depth’ in construction disputes involving oil and gas infrastructure projects, in addition to other matters in those industry. ‘Experienced construction barristers’ and key contacts include Sean Brannigan QC, John Rowland QC, who is a member of the member of the English Bar and the Victorian Bar (where he is a member of 11th Floor St James’ Hall), and Sean O’Sullivan QC. The set receives instructions primarily from China, as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and India, and has seen an increase in work relating to energy projects in Australia.

Rising stars

Robert Scrivener4 Pump CourtBrilliantly inquisitive on subtle and major points alike, and unbeatable in strategic considerations.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Sean Brannigan QC4 Pump CourtAn excellent strategist and fearless advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Sean O’Sullivan QC4 Pump CourtA confident advocate who argues a case very sensibly and is always well prepared.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Andrew Stevens – 4 Pump CourtProfessional, hard working, smart and has a good understanding of clients’ demands.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

4 Pump Court has experienced construction barristers. The set as a whole is good in terms of strength and availability of counsel.’

‘Excellent set with proper strength in depth.’

Clerking

A very helpful and professional clerking team. Stewart Gibbs is a pleasure to work with. He always makes himself available and is incredibly helpful.’

‘Carl Wall is very good, user-friendly and client orientated.’

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

4 Pump Court has a ‘strong shipping and commodities presence’ in the Asia Pacific region, and many of its members have considerable experience in representing international firms, trading houses and P&I clubs, notably in Hong Kong and Singapore. Combining its marine and construction expertise, the set represents shipyards and buyers on financing issues in building cases. Nicholas Vineall QC is the driving force of the shipping team and is noted for his expertise in acting for clients in China on shipyard matters, while Sean O’Sullivan QC is recommended for shipbuilding disputes, as well as ship sales issues. Alexander Wright  continues to establish himself in the Chinese shipbuilding community.

Leading Silks

Nicholas Vineall QC4 Pump CourtFantastic on technical issues, very calm and great on his feet.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean O’Sullivan QC4 Pump CourtHe is incredibly smart and has an excellent eye for detail.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Alexander Wright4 Pump CourtHis key strengths are a stellar combination of hard work and intelligence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Stevens4 Pump CourtHe has a profound understanding of laws in shipping and international trade.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The experience of working with this chambers is wonderful and I always recommend them to our client. They understand the client very well and they recommend the suitable counsel depending on the case.’

‘4 Pump Court has a strong shipping and commodities presence.’

Clerking

‘Carl Wall is the main person for shipping and commodities, with many years of experience of working with the primary London and overseas shipping firms and increasingly with the P&I clubs with offices around the world.’

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

Leading juniors

Laurence Page  - 4 Pump Court  ‘Very pro-active, user-friendly, understands the legal framework in the UAE and the interplay between onshore and offshore regimes. He is very friendly and willing to attend preliminary meetings or provide preliminary advice, which is often well received by clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Gideon Shirazi  - 4 Pump Court 'Gideon is absolutely all over the detail. Able to digest enormous amounts of information and represent it in a persuasive and convincing manner. Clearly a rising star and one destined for the top. Clients respect his detailed and careful manner.'
Ranked: Tier 2

The Chambers 4 Pump Court is a leading commercial set of barristers’ chambers. Members provide specialist advocacy, advice and support, with expertise in arbitration, dispute resolution, litigation and regulation for UK and international clients worldwide.

The set Chambers comprises 72 barristers, including 26 Queen’s Counsel. Commercial advocacy is central to the set’s offering and practitioners appear before tribunals at every level. This is combined with a user-friendly, client-centric house style. A distinguishing feature is commercial work with complex technical and factual detail, a theme that runs through all sectors.

Members provide commercial, practical and innovative advice. Professional service is provided efficiently and thoroughly, with the highest standards. This is completed by some of the most experienced, persuasive and skilled advocacy available, uniquely honed from the earliest stage.

Advocates appear in domestic and international cases, with members receiving instructions heard in local courts, to major international or cross-border disputes. Barristers act on matters arising in the UK, Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. In particular 4 Pump Court has an established presence in the Middle East and the Far East, assisted by its office in Hong Kong.

Barristers at 4 Pump Court understand the pressures that solicitors, in-house lawyers and clients operate under and the need to work together as a team. The set takes the time to invest in client relationships and understand their business needs.

Pupillage 4 Pump Court attracts the best calibre candidates coming to the Commercial Bar, ensuring high standards and continued growth. Pupils benefit from an unusual number of court instructions, providing vital experience that continues through Chambers.

The clerks’ room, led by senior clerks Carl Wall and Stewart Gibbs, is recognised and renowned for being responsive, commercially aware and efficient, with high standards. They consistently deliver an exceptional professional service, with an experienced and knowledgeable team able to tailor recommended counsel, teams and financial options for clients.

Work Undertaken 4 Pump Court have a particular focus on the following areas:

Arbitration: Members act in a broad range of domestic and international arbitrations covering all areas, including institutions such as CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL.

Commercial Dispute Resolution: 4 Pump Court is a leading commercial set, providing practical, effective advice across the full spectrum of commercial practice areas.

Construction: 4 Pump Court has a reputation as one of the leading construction sets, covering all aspects of construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes, both domestic and international, across all forums including adjudication, dispute boards and expert determination.

Energy: Uniquely combining the strongest elements of commercial, construction and maritime expertise. Work includes on and offshore, renewable and pipeline, and is often cross-border.

Financial Services & Banking: Work comprises both financial regulation and investment / retail banking litigation. Members frequently act for regulators and have in-depth knowledge of a variety of financial products, collective investment schemes, SIPPSs, perimeter policing, enforcement and FSMA. They regularly receive instructions involving ISDA, the GRMA, the GMSLA, cyber fraud, FOREX trading, LIBOR manipulation, IRHP / swaps mis-selling, PPI and various other complex instruments.

Insurance: Chambers’ highly recommended insurance and reinsurance group are instructed on numerous significant events affecting the global insurance markets. Members act on behalf of UK and international insurance / reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, brokers and insureds. Barristers appear in domestic and international arbitrations (including Bermuda Form), and all tiers of domestic courts.

Professional Negligence: The professional negligence team at 4 Pump Court is one of the most formidable and largest at the Bar. Members have experience in claims for and against professionals across the whole spectrum of liability, including breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. Chambers has particular expertise in disputes concerning architects, engineers, IT consultants, solicitors and barristers, accountants and auditors, financial advisers, insurance brokers and underwriting agents, and surveyors and valuers.

Shipping: 4 Pump Court has an outstanding reputation for marine related disputes, including wet and dry shipping, shipbuilding and marine insurance. Members are instructed by international law firms and P&I clubs on behalf of ship owners, charterers, shipyards, drilling contractors, cargo interests and banks. Barristers have expertise in charterparty and bill of lading disputes, ship sale and purchase, ship mortgages, liens, admiralty matters including collision, towage and pilotage. Barristers also specialise in commercial shipbuilding and super / mega yacht disputes, including brokers commission claims and disputes concerning refund guarantees.

Technology & Telecoms: 4 Pump Court is recognised both domestically and internationally as the leading set for technology disputes. Barristers are uniquely positioned to deal with commercial, technical and intellectual property disputes now challenging the world’s top lawyers and businesses in a complex and rapidly-changing technological environment. The set has been involved in the majority of leading cases, where work on data and cyber security disputes ensures they retain their presence at the forefront of this constantly developing commercial area.

Other: Additional areas of expertise include aviation, corporate advisory, defamation and privacy, financial crime including fraud, and offshore work. Non-UK jurisdictions in addition to those above include the Channels Islands, the Isle of Man, the Caribbean, Bermuda and beyond.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Clerk Carl Wallcwall@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Senior Clerk Stewart Gibbssgibbs@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Deputy Senior Clerk Oliver Mineyominey@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Deputy Senior Clerk Lucy Burrowslburrows@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Head of Business Operations Jon Robinsonjrobinson@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Head of Business Operations Neil Dougallndougall@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Marketing Executive Isobel Hollandiholland@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Marketing Executive Robyn Laceyrlacey@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Joint Head of Chambers VINEALL QC, Nicholas (1988)
Joint Head of Chambers BRANNIGAN QC, Sean (1994)
Member of Chambers MOGER QC, Christopher (1972)
Member of Chambers MARKS QC, Jonathan (1975)
Member of Chambers GARNIER QC, Edward (1976)
Member of Chambers ROWLAND QC, John (1979)
Member of Chambers DOUGLAS QC, Michael (1974)
Member of Chambers NICHOLSON QC, Jeremy (1977)
Member of Chambers TOZZI QC, Nigel (1980)
Member of Chambers CROSS QC, James (1985)
Member of Chambers CHARLTON QC, Alex (1983)
Member of Chambers CHRISTIE QC, Aidan (1988)
Member of Chambers NEISH QC, Andrew (1988)
Member of Chambers DAVIE QC, Michael (1993)
Member of Chambers DUNLOP QC, Roddy (1998)
Member of Chambers COGLEY QC, Stephen (1984)
Member of Chambers SINCLAIR QC, Fiona (1989)
Member of Chambers ANSELL QC, Rachel (1995)
Member of Chambers O'SULLIVAN QC, Sean (1997)
Member of Chambers PILLING QC, Benjamin (1997)
Member of Chambers BERGIN QC, Terence (1985)
Member of Chambers HICKEY QC, Alexander (1995)
Member of Chambers McCAFFERTY QC, Lynne (1997)
Member of Chambers LEABEATER QC, James (1999)
Member of Chambers STEPHENS QC, Jessica (2001)
Member of Chambers DYER, Allen (1976)
Member of Chambers HENDERSON, Simon (1993)
Member of Chambers VAUGHAN-NEIL, Kate (1994)
Member of Chambers PACKMAN, Claire (1996)
Member of Chambers LEWIS, Jonathan (1996)
Member of Chambers PURCHAS, James (1997)
Member of Chambers POTTER, Alison (1987)
Member of Chambers BOWLING, James (1999)
Member of Chambers GILLIES, Jennie (2000)
Member of Chambers WATTHEY, James (2000)
Member of Chambers LIVESEY, Kate (2001)
Member of Chambers OLIVER, Peter (2002)
Member of Chambers CRANGLE, Thomas (2002)
Member of Chambers WOODS, George (2003)
Member of Chambers HATT, James (2003)
Member of Chambers CHATTERJEE, Rangan (2004)
Member of Chambers LAVY, Matthew (2004)
Member of Chambers GOLDSTONE, Simon (2004)
Member of Chambers WYGAS, Luke (2004)
Member of Chambers HENDERSON, Neil (2004)
Member of Chambers CROWLEY, Laura (2005)
Member of Chambers OSBORNE, Richard (2005)
Member of Chambers HALE, Simon (2006)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Alexander (2007)
Member of Chambers STEVENS, Andrew (2007)
Member of Chambers GOODKIN, Daniel (2008)
Member of Chambers MUNRO, Iain (2009)
Member of Chambers NAYLOR, Martyn (2009)
Member of Chambers PATEL, Sanjay (2010)
Member of Chambers NOAKES, Rani (2010)
Member of Chambers THORNE, Matthew (2011)
Member of Chambers SHIRAZI, Gideon (2012)
Member of Chambers JONES, Ed (2012)
Member of Chambers CHURCHER, Daniel (2012)
Member of Chambers SCRIVENER, Robert (2013)
Member of Chambers DENNIS, Helen (2013)
Member of Chambers KHOO, Daniel (2014)
Member of Chambers MESFIN, Mek (2014)
Member of Chambers TANNOCK, Quentin (2016)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Laura (2014)
Member of Chambers DOWERS, Neil (2016)
Member of Chambers KEATING, Rebecca (2017)
Member of Chambers SCHAFFER-GODDARD, Jonathan (2017)
Member of Chambers HOFFMANN, Anna (2018)
Member of Chambers WANDOWICZ, Kajetan (2018)
Member of Chambers COOK, Elliott (2019)
Member of Chambers O'BRIEN O'REILLY, Samantha (2019)
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