4 Pump Court is a barristers’ chambers with expertise in commercial litigation and international arbitration. Our shipping practice is recognised as a leader in the field and has played a significant role in numerous landmark cases.
As a set 4 Pump Court are instructed in the full range of maritime disputes covering admiralty claims, bills of lading / charter parties, cargo, dredging contracts, freight, liens, marine insurance, offshore, ship sale and mortgage and financing. We have a substantial commodities practice and are experienced in commercial shipping, shipbuilding and super/mega yacht disputes, including brokers’ commission claims and disputes concerning refund guarantees.
Members of the 4 Pump Court shipping team regularly represent major ship owners, charterers, P&I clubs, shipyards, commodities houses and national governments. We act for clients internationally, with a particular focus on those based in major maritime centres including China, Greece, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, Singapore and the USA.
Much of our Shipping work is heard in arbitration, under CIETAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and SCMA rules. Our barristers offer first-rate advocacy in admiralty and shipping litigation, in addition to court applications relating to arbitrations (including appeals and challenges, the enforcement of awards, and interim remedies).