Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: April 2019

Blog 30th April 2019

A pupil’s view – Alejandra Llorente Tascon third-six criminal pupillage

Moving chambers as a third-six pupil can be a daunting and scary experience; however, this was not my experience of moving to Pump Court Chambers. From day one, I was made to feel welcome, valued and challenged. As a working pupil, no two days are ever the same. I often commuted to Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth […]

News 29th April 2019

HHJ Judge Cottle

We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that one of our former members of chambers H.H. Judge Cottle has passed away. Graham Cottle was an exceptional barrister and having joined from 4 Pump Court he quickly built up a very successful criminal practice on Circuit before being elevated to the Bench. He had been […]

Blog 25th April 2019

Costs in fact-finding proceedings against the legally aided litigant

In the climate of the revised PD 12J and the new Domestic Abuse Bill, Mark Ablett and Alice Scott article explore the approach to costs orders in the context of fact-finding hearings under the Children Act and Family Law Act 1996. To view article which was first published in the April edition of The Family […]

News 18th April 2019

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you?

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you? We are a busy, successful Criminal and Disciplinary & Regulatory Team in a large common law chambers. We have a clear surplus of good work. We need committed and enthusiastic practitioners across the board to take it up. Based in the beautiful Cathedral […]

News 17th April 2019

Client cleared of murder of victim who died 11 years after assault

James Newton-Price QC leading Peter Asteris have successfully defended a man aged 35 who was charged with murder after the victim died 11 years after the original alleged assault in 2006. The Prosecution alleged that the victim had died of epilepsy that was caused by the assault. The trial involved complex medical evidence on the […]

Blog 11th April 2019

From ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ – turning round a Care Provider’s rating

Mark Ruffell was instructed to represent a well-established domiciliary care provider who faced having their registration being cancelled by the CQC. The background is a familiar tale of a service provider who had previously been rated as ‘Good’, finding that in a routine inspection in 2016 it ‘Required Improvement.’ In early 2017 it was inspected […]

News 6th April 2019

Latest appointments to the HSE Panel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that five members have been approved to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law in this latest round of appointments . Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A List; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Eleanor Fargin have been appointed to the […]

News 3rd April 2019

Ricky Powell joins Pump Court Chambers

Chambers are pleased to announce that Ricky Powell has joined chambers following successful completion of his third six pupillage. Ricky has broad common law experience across numerous areas practice areas. He is particularly experienced in property disputes and personal injury claims. He also has experience of other areas of work including clinical negligence, insolvency matters, […]

News 1st April 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has joined chambers following successful completion of her third six pupillage. Alejandra is building a specialist criminal practise appearing regularly in the Crown Court on behalf of the Defence and the Prosecution. She is regularly instructed in a wide range of offences including serious violence, […]

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