Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: January 2019

Past Events
23rd Jan 2019, 07:45 to 09:15

Family Law Spring Breakfast Briefing

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce our latest breakfast briefing. Our speakers will be reviewing the Family Law Headlines of 2018  and what you need to know. There will also be a 2019 Preview – looking forward to the coming year (incorporating a Brexit update). Venue The Hotel du Vin, Southgate St, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EF (map) […]

Blog 16th January 2019

QOCS tool box more than just Fundamental Dishonesty

Kraszewski v UK Insurance Ltd (Hastings 31/12/18) Since the introduction of One-Way Qualified Cost Shifting (QOCS), Defendants have had limited opportunity to recover the costs incurred in resisting unmeritorious claims. Fundamental Dishonesty, under CPR 44.16, has understandably attracted significant focus from Courts and Insurers given the novelty of the legal concept and the public policy […]

News 14th January 2019

Firearms dealer and former soldier acquitted in MOD rifles case

Tom Wilkins and Andrew Stone successfully defended their clients in a six-week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Allegations concerned the theft and handling of over £100,000 of firearms belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Firearms dealer Adrian Bull, represented by Tom Wilkins, was acquitted of handling assault rifles at the end of the prosecution case after […]

News 10th January 2019

Sarah Jones to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Sarah Jones is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Sarah has made her mark defending and prosecuting in historic multi-complainant sexual abuse cases. She has built a reputation for being fiercely combative with a painstaking approach to disclosure from the outset that lays the groundwork for a forensic […]

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