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News & Events: March 2018

News 29th March 2018

New rules for termination payments made on, or after, 6 April 2018

HMRC is changing the way that termination payments are taxed. Previously (subject to some caveats) one would expect the first £30K to be tax-free, and pay-in-lieu-of-notice (“PILON”) payments to be subject to tax only where there is a contractual entitlement to them. From 6 April 2018, some termination payments – or at least, some parts […]

News 23rd March 2018

Discrimination appeal against C of E dismissed

Justin Gau has appeared before the Court of Appeal in the first case under the Equality Act relating to a Gay Priest who married his partner. Canon Jeremy Pemberton had been working as a chaplain in a Lincolnshire hospital when an offer to work as a bereavement manager at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust was withdrawn when […]

Past Events

Inheritance Seminar – Bath

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon 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 […]

News 20th March 2018

Helen Brander to join Pump Court

Pump Court is delighted to announce that Helen Brander will be joining chambers as of Monday 26th March 2018. Helen is an established family law practitioner with particular expertise in matrimonial finance, private law children, as well expertise in inheritance and the Court of Protection. If you require any further information regarding Helen’s practice or any other […]

Blog 16th March 2018

Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16

The case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16 is – understandably – drawing a large amount of commentary, primarily because of the treatment of the familiar test in British Home Stores Ltd v Burchell [1980 ICR 303. This blogpost will focus on the Burchell issue. Reilly v Sandwell The Appellant, Ms […]

News 14th March 2018

LFL v LSL: guidance and practical tips on how to work with McKenzie Friends

In the first of a two-part article on the rise and legal status of McKenzie Friends (MFs), Jennifer Lee, counsel for the applicant in the case LFL v LSL, sets out her experience, and analyses the practice guidance on MFs. This article first featured in the February 2018 edition of Resolution’s gazette, The Review.

News 12th March 2018

Mark Ablett joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Mark Ablett. His practice encompasses all aspects of the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, having been instructed both in applications under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and Schedule 1 Children Act 1989, to provide representation and to advise in writing. He has experience of significant […]

News 8th March 2018

Edward Boydell to speak at Bloomsbury Family Law Conference

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Edward Boydell will speaking at the inaugural Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference on 16th May 2018 at Gray’s Inn. Mr Boydell will be discussing the topic of setting aside financial orders; the session will consider under what circumstances the court will set aside consent orders and agreements, exploring the […]


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