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4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC)
4 Pump Court
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Barrister specialising in general commercial law including insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence (particularly with reference to accountants, brokers, solicitors) and financial services.


Qualified 1988, Middle Temple (scholar); QC 2008; Recorder 2009; Panel Deemster Isle of Man 2011.


Commercial Bar Association; LCLCBA, PNBA.


Oxford University (BA Lit Hum); Cambridge University (MA Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Aidan Christie QC4 Pump CourtAlways extremely calm, responsive and collaborative, and yet supremely authoritative with huge gravitas – number one on our list for insurance silks!

4 Pump Court‘s members act for insured parties and for insurers and reinsurers in disputes, both within the UK market and internationally. Andrew Neish QC acted for Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in Commercial Court proceedings, which concerned the enforcement of a Dubai arbitration award against various layers of London market insurers. Aidan Christie QC is sought out for high-value insurance and reinsurance work with substantial international features, including in relation to the US, Caribbean, Russia, Korea, Africa, Australia, and Ireland. James Purchas acted in AmTrust v Thames Underwriting Ltd, a coverholder dispute that raised novel questions about the scope of duty of a wholesale coverholder under a binding authority.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Aidan Christie QC4 Pump CourtHe always provides sound advice and is an able advocate.

4 Pump Court is ‘an impressive set with strength and depth‘ in the professional negligence field, counting ‘a whole list of real stars‘ among its members. The set handles claims against a range of professionals, from accountants and financial advisers to solicitors, barristers, valuers and surveyors, with particular expertise in claims against telecoms and construction professionals. The set’s recent highlights include Jeremy Nicholson QC, Sean Brannigan QC, Fiona Sinclair QC and Luke Wygas acting on different sides of Premier Inn v MSA, a complex, five-party cladding claim. Michael Douglas QC, Benjamin Pilling QC, Lynne McCafferty QC and Aidan Christie QC also continue to be involved in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Aidan Christie QC4 Pump CourtA genuine expert, superb with clients, and brilliant with complex and sensitive legal and tactical issues.