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What really sets Pump Court Chambers apart is our attitude to client service – our barristers’ unstuffy approach and 'can do' attitude, and our ability to give clear advice that makes sense in the world outside the Temple.

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Oba Nsugbe QC

020 7353 0711

o.nsugbe@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1985

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s and Nigeria’s leading barristers. He has a broad international practice with a particular interest in Africa.  Oba is our Head of Chambers...

Nigel Pascoe QC

020 7353 0711

n.pascoe@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1966

Nigel is a specialist practitioner in jury advocacy principally in crime.

Anthony Donne QC

020 7353 0711

a.donne@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1973

Anthony  regularly appears in cases which make national headlines, or involve ground breaking developments in law.

Susan Campbell QC

020 7353 0711

s.campbell@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1986

Susan practices in all areas of family law; both public and private proceedings.

Leslie Samuels QC

020 7353 0711

l.samuels@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

Leslie is an exceptional advocate and is held in high esteem for his expertise in family finance, employment and children work both in the public and private law areas. He has 25 years of experience...

Penny Howe QC

020 7353 0711

p.howe@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

Penny specialises in care and adoption proceedings.  Her expertise lies in lengthy and serious care proceedings, including those involving parallel criminal proceedings. 

Stewart Patterson

01962 868161

s.patterson@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1967

Stewart has a dual practice.  He is experienced in civil and commercial work, and has a degree in construction law. He is a qualified arbitrator and an accredited mediator. 

Frank Abbott

01962 868161

Year of call: 1972

Frank has an extensive practice in criminal and civil law, including negligence fraud, landlord & tenant and animal welfare.

Charles Parry

020 7353 0711

c.parry@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1973

Charles is an experienced common law advocate, employment, criminal, administrative, and appeal court practitioner, specialising in associated areas of civil work, regulatory crime, and inquests.

Michael Butt

020 7353 0711

m.butt@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1974

Michael is a specialist criminal practitioner who prosecutes and defends the whole range of serious offences.

John Ker-Reid

020 7353 0711

jkr@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1974

John specialises in all areas of family law.

Stephen Fielding

020 7353 0711

clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1974

Stephen is an experienced inheritance/probate mediator.

Charles Gabb

020 7353 0711

c.gabb@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1975

Charles is a specialist Jury Advocate  and has covered every type of serious offence both for the Defence and for the Crown Prosecution Service in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.

Stephen Jones

020 7353 0711

clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1978

Stephen’s civil practice has a particular emphasis on property related work.

Julie Mackenzie

01793 539899

j.mackenzie@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1978

Julie is a highly experienced and skilled family practitioner. As a mother of three and with 30 years of practice in matrimonial work she brings considerable expertise and resources to the demanding...

Margaret Pine-Coffin

01962 868161

mpc@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1981

Margaret is an experienced child care practitioner.

Martin Blount

020 7353 0711

m.blount@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1982

Martin is an experienced matrimonial practitioner.  He specialises primarily in financial settlement (ancillary relief) cases.

Kevin Haven

01962 868161 / 020 7353 0711

k.haven@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1982

Kevin has a civil practice centred around clinical negligence and personal injury work.  

Matthew Scott

020 7353 0711

m.scott@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1985

Matthew specialises in serious crime, including murder, serious sexual and violent offences, offences against children as well as cases involving drugs and fraud.

Hugh Travers

020 7353 0711

h.travers@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1988

Hugh is a specialist advocate who advises on all aspects of family law including the financial aspects of divorce, and both private and public law children matters.

Edward Boydell

020 7353 0711

e.boydell@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

Edward Boydell is head of the Family Finance team and one of the most highly rated juniors on the Western Circuit.     

Justin Gau

020 7353 0711

j.gau@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

Justin is a specialist senior junior in all areas of crime and regulatory work. He also practises Ecclesiastical and employment law.

Andrew Houston

01962 868161

clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

One of Hampshire’s leading criminal barristers, he has successfully defended and prosecuted cases of serious violence, fraud, drug and sexual offences.
Anthony has an excellent command of the issues arising in the context of an increasingly regulated offshore environment.

Catherine Breslin

020 7353 0711

c.breslin@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1990

Catherine Breslin is a specialist practitioner in family law.  

Helen Khan

020 7353 0711

h.khan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1990

As a highly experienced senior junior family practitioner Helen deals with public and private children law proceedings at every level. She specialises particularly in complex and serious public law...

Julian Reed

020 7353 0711

j.reed@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

Julian practices in the areas of family and civil law, specialising in areas where the two disciplines overlap.

Gary Self

01962 868161

g.self@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

Gary is an employment law expert, gives good commercial advice and has great client-handling skills.

Imogen Robins

01962 868161

i.robins@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

Imogen is a barrister with 15 years experience exclusively in family law, advising on both financ

Geoffrey Kelly

020 7353 0711

g.kelly@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1992

Geoffrey’s reputation is founded on many years of experience in resolving family finance issues.

James Newton-Price

01962 868161

jnp@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1992

James is an extremely busy and highly energised criminal practitioner regularly appearing both for the defence and for the prosecution.   He practises across the spectrum of criminal offences.

Mark Ruffell

020 7353 0711

m.ruffell@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1992

Mark's expertise covers three main areas: regulatory and disciplinary work; fraud and complex crime; and ecclesiastical law.  

Mark Ashley

020 7353 0711

m.ashley@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Mark has over 20 years experience as a common law advocate.  His practice encompasses regulatory, civil and criminal work.  

Oliver Peirson

020 7353 0711

o.peirson@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Oliver is an experienced family and civil law barrister.

Leonorah Smith

020 73530711

l.smith@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Leonorah Smith is a family practitioner who specialises in Children Act matters and in particular care proceedings representing parents, children’s guardians and local authorities.

Elizabeth Gunther

020 7353 0711

e.gunther@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Elizabeth specialises in family law, with a special interest in public law.

Tom Wilkins

01962 868161

t.wilkins@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Leading junior for both prosecution and defence.

Christopher Wilkins

020 7353 0711

c.wilkins@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Christopher's practice covers a broad range of chancery, commercial and property related work inc

Richard Hall

020 7353 0711

r.hall@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1995

Richard practises predominantly in matrimonial property, finance and co-habitee property disputes. 

Peter Asteris

020 7353 0711

p.asteris@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1996

Peter specialises in criminal, regulatory and transport law but still undertakes work employment law.

Mark Dubbery

020 7353 0711

m.dubbery@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1996

Mark is the Head of the Inheritance, Wills and Probate Team: an expert in civil and family law, he is an accredited mediator and a member of the specialist inheritance mediators' group.

Sarah Jones

020 7353 0711

sf.jones@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1996

Sarah has made her mark defending in historic multi-complainant sexual abuse cases, and has also prosecuted serious sexual offences.

Amy Ephgrave

01793 539899

a.ephgrave@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

Amy undertakes advocacy and advice work in all areas of family law, whether publicly or privately funded.

Maria Gallagher

020 7353 0711

m.gallagher@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

Maria is an expert in family and civil Law.

Andrew Grime

01793 539899

a.grime@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

Andrew has established his reputation as a specialist practitioner in family and civil law.

Annie Ward

01962 868161

a.ward@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

Annie specialises in medium to big money cases that involve issues such as financial conduct, overseas and domestic trusts, family businesses, and inherited wealth.

Ruth Arlow

020 7353 0711

clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

Ruth is a specialist practitioner in Family and Civil law with a particular interest in ecclesiastical law.

Timothy Dracass

0207 3530711 or 01962 868161

t.dracass@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1998

Tim is an employment law specialist. He is recommended in 'Chambers and Partners' and ‘The Legal 500’.

Andrew Bond

020 7353 0711

a.bond@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

Andrew’s main instructions come from parents, although he also represents local authorities.

Louise De Rozarieux

020 7353 0711

l.derozarieux@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

Louise’s practice includes financial provision upon divorce, cohabitee disputes, private law Children Act matters, injunctions and committals.

Rachel Spearing

020 7353 0711

r.spearing@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

Instructed in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters with a particular emphasis on business crime, financial & regulatory and disciplinary law

Anne Brown

02073530711

a.brown@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Anne is a highly experienced trial advocate.

Naznin Islam

020 7353 0711

n.islam@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Naznin undertakes family work in public and private Law matters.

Stuart McGhee

01962 868161

s.mcghee@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Stuart is frequently instructed in financial matters following the breakdown of marriage and civil partnerships, with unusual features.

Lubeya Ramadhan

020 7353 0711

l.ramadhan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Lubeya practises in family law and personal injury/clinical negligence

Richard Tutt

01962 868161

r.tutt@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Ranked as a 'Leading Junior' by Legal 500, 2016, Richard practises in crime/re

Jason Nickless

020 7353 0711

j.nickless@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2001

Jason Nickless is experienced in commercial and civil litigation. He can be relied upon to provide carefully considered advice and robust representation in contentious disputes.

Alison Burge

020 7353 0711

a.burge@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Alison specialises in private and public children law matters as well as the family finance.

Caroline Hartley

020 7353 0711

c.hartley@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Caroline specialises in representing parents, especially if they are vulnerable due to mental health problems, addictions or learning difficulties.

David Josty

01962 868161

d.josty@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

David is an experienced practitioner with expertise in family finance and children law both public and private.

Heather Platt

020 7353 0711

h.platt@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Heather has built an impressive reputation in Employment Law. Heather is the Head of our Employment Team.

Neelo Shravat

020 7353 0711

n.shravat@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Neelo is a family practitioner attaining a particular expertise in all aspects of private law children cases. 

Simon Lane

020 7353 0711

s.lane@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Simon is a property and estates barrister and mediator with a niche practice in the law of town and village greens.

John Dyer

01962 868161

j.dyer@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

John's practice is principally in criminal defence.

John Chapman

020 7353 0711

j.chapman@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

John’s main area of practice is Family Finance.  

Amy Berry

020 7353 0711

a.berry@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Amy is a probate and property specialist. Her work extends to traditional chancery and related commercial fields.

Lucy Davis

020 7353 0711

l.davis@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Lucy joined Pump Court in 2008 after building her practice in Chambers in Southampton. She is now based in Winchester and enjoys a busy practice. Lucy accepts instructions on a Direct Public Access...

Claire Fox

020 7353 0711

c.fox@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Claire is a specialist Family law practitioner acting predominantly in Public law proceedings.

Zoe Rudd

020 7353 0711

z.rudd@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Zoe is a family practitioner with a particular interest in private and public law.

Conor Mullan

020 7353 0711

c.mullan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Conor is an expert litigator in Crime and Civil law. 

Charlotte Street

020 7353 0711

c.street@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

In family law Charlotte enjoys a broad practice encompassing all aspects of public and private law, children and money, injunctive relief and emergency applications. 

Adam Gadd

020 7353 0711

a.gadd@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2004

Adam undertakes a wide range of civil litigation.

Timothy Akers

01962 868161

t.akers@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2005

Tim is a specialist criminal and regulatory lawyer who defends and prosecutes at all levels.

Tara Lyons

020 7353 0711

t.lyons@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2005

Tara is a specialist family and civil law practitioner.
Alexandra is a family barrister practising in all areas of matrimonial, public and children law.

Sally Davidson

01962 868161

s.davidson@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2006

Sally has built up a joint Civil and Family law practice. She has particular expertise in employment law.

Corinne Iten

020 7353 0711

c.iten@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2006

Corinne practises in Family and Civil Law.

Patricia O’Driscoll

020 7353 0711

p.odriscoll@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2006

Patricia practises in all areas of family law.  

Daniella Gilbert

020 7353 0711

d.gilbert@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2007

Daniella is an experienced practitioner specialising in employment law, commercial litigation and

Jennifer Lee

020 7353 0711

clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2007

Jennifer has a thriving family law practice, with an emphasis on family finance and complex children law. She has retained a niche practice in civil law.

Eleanor Bruce

020 7353 0711

e.bruce@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2008

Eleanor has successfully developed and established a Common Law practice with particular emphasis in Family Law.

Guy Draper

020 7353 0711

g.draper@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2008

Guy has extensive trial and advisory experience in a range of areas including crime, employment, transport, property, personal injury and contractual disputes.

Simon Purkis

020 7353 0711

s.purkis@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2008

Simon is an expert advocate in civil and family litigation

Jennifer Swan

020 7353 0711

j.swan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2009

Jennifer is an expert in family law with particular emphasis on children matters, including public, private and international work.

Nicholas Williamson

020 7353 0711

n.williamson@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2009

Nick’s experience lies in all aspects of family legal issues. He handles financial disputes, private and public law Children Act matters and litigation between unmarried couples. 

Victoria Ellis

020 7353 0711

v.ellis@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Victoria is practices in the areas of family and civil law, specialising in areas where the two disciplines overlap.

Naomi Gyane

020 7353 0711

n.gyane@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Naomi is an experienced trial advocate beyond her year of call. She is building a strong Common law practice with particular expertise in employment, criminal and regulatory law.

Paul Mertens

0207 3530711

p.mertens@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Paul has a busy civil and family practice and regularly appears in trials across a range of tribunals, from the High Court and County Court to the Employment Tribunal and First-Tier Tribunal (...

Timothy Salisbury

020 7353 0711

t.salisbury@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Timothy joined Chambers in October 2016.  Timothy undertakes a wide range of civil work, includin

Jack Rundall

020 7353 0711

j.rundall@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2011

Jack is a family specialist focusing on financial remedies and private law children matters. He also maintains a thriving civil practice dealing with personal injury and contractual disputes.

Andrew Stone

01793 539899

a.stone@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2011

Andrew recently joined Chambers following the successful completion of a 3rd Six pupillage and is based at our Swindon office. He is developing a broad common law practice, accepting instructions in...

Maria Henty

020 7353 0711 / 01962 868161

m.henty@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2012

Maria is building a practice in all areas of chambers’ work.

Ezra Macdonald

020 7353 0711

e.macdonald@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2012

Ezra has a broad civil practice, with particular expertise in employment, commercial, and property law.

Lucy Plumpton

020 7353 0711 / 01962 868161

l.plumpton@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2013

Lucy enjoys a busy practice across the spectrum of Chambers’ work, and has particular expertise in civil and family law.

Michael Standing

01962 868161 / 020 7353 0711

m.standing@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2013

Michael has a broad common law practice.  He accepts instructions in criminal, civil, family and extradition law.

Samuel Burrett

020 7353 0711

s.burrett@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2013

Sam joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2016 following successful completion of pupillage. He is building a practice in all areas of Chambers’ work.
Cordelia is building a specialist family practice at Pump Court after completing pupillage at a specialist family chambers in London.

Richard Wayman

020 7353 0711

r.wayman@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2015

Richard is developing a broad common law practice, accepting instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Jesse Cook

020 7353 0711

j.cook@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2012

Jesse is a third six pupil building a practice in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Samara Brackley

020 7353 0711

s.brackley@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2016

Samara is a third six pupil building a practice in all areas of family law.

Antonia Ford

020 7353 0711

a.ford@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2017

Antonia practised as a solicitor for 15 years and was Head of Fraud at Clyde & Co before transferring to the Bar. She is currently undertaking a third six pupillage within our Personal Injury and...