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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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  EWCOP 76 […]