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News & Events: January 2016

News 26th January 2016

Appeal successfully dismissed – Re W-M (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1201

An Appeal concerning an application to extend a supervision order and to enforce a contact order has been dismissed. The court held that the trial judge acted proportionately in limiting the written evidence of the parents and was not wrong in proceeding with the trial in the father’s absence. At a fact finding hearing in […]

Blog 25th January 2016

Bias – Watts v Watts [2015] EWCA Civ 1297

It is a well-established practice that members of the same chambers or firm frequently appear alongside or against each other in court. Practitioners often develop working or social relationships with advocates from other chambers or firms when appearing in the same case or at social functions. It is also a common feature that from time […]

Past Events

Inheritance Seminar – Cardiff

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce our inaugural Cardiff Inheritance seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth for all practitioners at intensive aftrenoon sessions. The Group will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key issues and update delegates on law, practice […]

News 19th January 2016

Chambers supports local rugby team

As part of our commitment to the local communities we work in, Pump Court Chambers have this year sponsored the Fordingbridge under 12’s Rugby team. The team can be seen in the pictures below following their recent win against local opponents. We wish all the team the best of luck for the coming year.

News 19th January 2016

NHS prosecuted following death of 82 year old man on a mobility scooter

The NHS has been fined £40,000 after an 82-year-old man riding a mobility scooter fell 12ft to his death when a barrier on an elevated walkway collapsed. Benjamin Withers was visiting Fareham Health Centre, Hampshire, when his scooter collided with a wooden weather screen placed around the main entrance. The crash caused a section to […]

Blog 6th January 2016

The evolution of PPE: remuneration in a digital age

The definition of “pages of prosecution evidence” (“PPE”) in Schedule 2 of the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007 (“the Funding Order”) has evolved over time. There has, of late, been a proliferation of decisions of cost judges on the subject and it is outside the scope of this article to consider them all in […]

Blog 6th January 2016

M v N in the Court of Protection

This judgment from November 2015 is in line with a number of recent medical best interests cases which have emphasised P’s wishes and feelings. It highlights the importance and difficulty of ascertaining what those wishes and feelings might be, or had been at a time when P had capacity. M v N [2015] EWCOP 76 […]


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