Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: April 2016

News 26th April 2016

Nigel Pascoe QC successfully defends man accused of attempted murder

A man who admitted punching his former partner while holding a knife has been acquitted of attempted murder and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Michael Kilby entered a guilty plea to the lesser offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm and to a charge of criminal damage during a six day trial at […]

News 25th April 2016

Jennifer Lee obtains substantial Legal Services Provision Order for vulnerable client

Jennifer Lee has recently succeeded in obtaining a substantial Legal Services Provision Order for a vulnerable client in acrimonious family finance proceedings. The order will enable her client to secure vital legal representation in a complex area of law, from the commencement of proceedings through to a final hearing. Without the order, her client’s Article […]

News 21st April 2016

Pump Court Chambers receives ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that we have gained the ISO 9001:2008 certification. An internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), it is the most widely used QMS in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued in 178 countries. This standard is a rigorously controlled quality control system that requires us […]

Blog 20th April 2016

When wrongful isn’t necessarily unfair

Unfair dismissal claims? We’ve all done a million of them. Maybe not that many but I am simply applying the same exaggeration that goes onto most Claimant’s schedules of loss. The Claimant wants to go into the nuts and bolts of the claim and to prove that he or she has not acted in a […]

Past Events

Court of Protection Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce the date of our inaugural Court of Protection law seminar which will take place on Monday 23rd May, 2016. Venue The Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, SO21 1HZ (map) Schedule 13:00 – 13:30 – Registration / Working Lunch 13:30 – 14:00 – General Update 14:00 – […]

Blog 12th April 2016

Rehabilitation and the delay principle

On 23rd March 2016 the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Re FM (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 189 was published. This was an appeal from a decision of HHJ Bond sitting in the Bournemouth Family Court in November 2015. The decision appealed against was the decision to make a special guardianship order to […]


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