Your Team

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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: n.pascoe@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1966

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

Anthony Donne QC

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: s.campbell@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1986

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

Leslie Samuels QC

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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...

Jonathan Cohen QC - Associate Member

Tel: 02073530711

Email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1974

Jonathan specialises in family law, particularly within the areas of matrimonial finance and property, child care and children cases as well as professional negligence arising out of family work.

Stewart Patterson

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: 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. 

Giles Harrap

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: g.harrap@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1971

Giles is a specialist mediator of claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and other claims arising on death.

Frank Abbott

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: f.abbott@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1972

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

Charles Parry

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: jkr@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1974

John specialises in all areas of family law.

Stephen Fielding

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1974

Stephen is an experienced inheritance/probate mediator.

Charles Gabb

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Julie Mackenzie

Tel: 01793 539899

Email: 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...

Stephen Jones

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1978

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

Martin Blount

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 01962 968161 / 020 7353 0711

Email: k.haven@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1982

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

Matthew Scott

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: 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.

David Wicks

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: d.wicks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

David is a specialist practitioner in family and civil law.

Anthony Akiwumi - Associate Member

Tel: 02073530711

Email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

Anthony has an excellent command of the issues arising in the context of an increasingly regulated offshore environment.

Catherine Breslin

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: c.breslin@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1990

Catherine Breslin is a specialist practitioner in family law.  

Helen Khan

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: h.khan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1990

Helen is a family law practitioner who deals with public and private law proceedings involving children. 

Penny Howe

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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. 

Peter Binder

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: p.binder@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

Peter is a highly experienced advocate, particularly in the fields of financial or ‘white collar’ crime, confiscation and drug trafficking, especially cases involving an international dimension.

Claudia Lorenzo

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: c.lorenzo@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

Claudia is a specialist family law practitioner who deals with public and private law proceedings involving children.

Gary Self

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: g.self@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1991

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

Julian Reed

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Geoffrey Kelly

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: m.ruffell@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1992

Mark's expertise covers three main areas, regulatory work, fraud and serious crime including cybercrime and general criminal work.  

Mark Ashley

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.  

Elizabeth Gunther

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: e.gunther@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

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

Gary Morton

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: g.morton@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Gary practices in all areas of individual employment and collective labour law. 

Oliver Peirson

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: o.peirson@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Oliver is an experienced family and civil law barrister.

Leonorah Smith

Tel: 020 73530711

Email: 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.

Marcus Tregilgas-Davey

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: mtd@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Marcus is a criminal law barrister, with expertise in Courts Martials, Rape and Fraud. He also has a strong regulatory practice and has prosecuted in a number of Health and Saftey cases.

Robert Pawson

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: r.pawson@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1994

Robert is a specialist practitioner in criminal law including Courts Martial.

Richard Hall

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: r.hall@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1995

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

Mark Dubbery

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Peter Asteris

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: p.asteris@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1996

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

Michael Hall

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: m.hall@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1996

Michael has recently appeared as a leading prosecution Counsel in cases for The Flying Squad, The Middle Market Drugs Project, The Kidnap Squad, Operation Trident and Central Fraud. 

Sarah Jones

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 01793 539899

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: m.gallagher@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

Maria is an expert in family and civil Law.

Ruth Arlow

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: r.arlow@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

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

Andrew Grime

Tel: 01793 539899

Email: a.grime@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1997

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

Annie Ward

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: 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.

Timothy Dracass

Tel: 0207 3530711 or 01962 868161

Email: t.dracass@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1998

Tim specialises in employment law; he is recommended in the latest edition of 'Chambers and Partners'.

Andrew Bond

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: a.bond@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

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

Louise De Rozarieux

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: r.spearing@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

Rachel is a criminal specialist with a particular emphasis in organised crime.

Colin Banham

Tel: 02073530711

Email: c.banham@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

Colin is a mixed criminal and civil practitioner.

Anne Brown

Tel: 02073530711

Email: a.brown@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Anne is a highly experienced trial advocate.

Naznin Islam

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: n.islam@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Naznin undertakes family work in public and private Law matters.

Lubeya Ramadhan

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: l.ramadhan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Lubeya practises in family law and personal injury/clinical negligence

Richard Tutt

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: r.tutt@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

"A rising star who heads off issues before they take hold" - Legal 500, 2014.  Continues to maintain a dual practice in crime and general common law. 

Stuart McGhee

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: 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.

Jason Nickless

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Heather Platt

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Alison Burge

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Neelo Shravat

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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. 

David Josty

Tel: 01962 868161

Email: d.josty@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

David is an experienced practitioner with expertise in family finance and children law both publi

Amy Berry

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

John Chapman

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: j.chapman@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

John’s main area of practice is Family Finance.  

Lucy Davis

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Charlotte Street

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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. 

Claire Fox

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: c.fox@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

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

Zoe Rudd

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: z.rudd@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

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

Conor Mullan - Associate Member

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: c.mullan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Conor is an expert litigator in Crime and Civil law. 

Adam Gadd

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: a.gadd@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2004

Adam's practice is based predominantly on civil law but he continues to undertake both prosecution and defence instructions. 

Helen Trotter - Associate Member

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: h.trotter@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2004

Helen has built a practice predominantly specialising in civil law, with a particular emphasis on employment and personal injury.with a particualr

Tara Lyons

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: t.lyons@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2005

Tara is a specialist family and civil law practitioner.

Corinne Iten

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: c.iten@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2006

Corinne practises in Family and Civil Law.

Patricia O’Driscoll

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: p.odriscoll@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2006

Patricia practises in all areas of family law.  

Sally Davidson

Tel: 01962 868161

Email:

Year of call: 2006

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

Daniella Gilbert

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: d.gilbert@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2007

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

Jennifer Lee

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: j.lee@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2007

Jennifer has developed a thriving practice in the areas of civil and family law, with an emphasis on business/commercial and property law, and high-value matrimonial finance and complex children law.

Guy Draper

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Eleanor Bruce

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: e.bruce@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2008

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

Simon Purkis

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: s.purkis@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2008

Simon has developed a common law practice that encompasses a wide range of civil and family litigation. 

Nicholas Williamson

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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. 

Jennifer Swan

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: 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.

Monika Sobiecki

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: m.sobiecki@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Monika is cultivating a broad practice across all areas of civil and family litigation with particular expertise in Employment and Disciplinary law

Paul Mertens

Tel: 0207 3530711

Email: 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 (...

Victoria Ellis

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: v.ellis@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Victoria is establishing a practice in all chambers' core areas of work.

Naomi Gyane

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: n.gyane@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Naomi is developing a practise in all the core areas of chambers work, with a particular emphasis in employment, regulatory and criminal law.

Jack Rundall

Tel: 020 7353 0711

Email: j.rundall@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2011

Jack has a common law practice with an emphasis on family law. He is fast developing a reputation for combining a sensitive and friendly approach to clients with robust and persuasive advocacy.