Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: March 2020

News 31st March 2020
Sean Gentleman

Family Team: ADR and Remote Access offerings

Pump Court Chambers is committed to providing clients with high levels of service and support. By investment and use of modern technology and systems, we are fully equipped to deal with the current situation in these trying times. Technology We offer state of the art technology in the form of the Lifesize system (with integrated […]

Blog 30th March 2020
Eleanor Bruce

Contact and the Coronavirus: COVID-19 and its Impact on Separated Families

About 7 ½ weeks after the first reported coronavirus case in the UK, and after some 6,000 confirmed cases, the Prime Minister addressed the nation confirming that in an attempt to halt the spread of the worldwide pandemic the public were being told to stay at home in order to stop the disease spreading.  He […]

Blog 30th March 2020
Stephanie Painter

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill was introduced into Parliament on the 3rd February 2020, as ‘emergency legislation’ in response to the Streatham Hill terrorist attack that took place on 2nd February 2020. This terrorist incident followed two other attacks by men who had also been convicted of terrorism offences and had recently […]

News 27th March 2020
Jack Rundall considers the case of W v H (divorce financial remedies) [2020] EWFC B10 in relation to the treatment of pensions on divorce

Remote hearings in light of Covid-19

Jack Rundall reflects on an F.D.R in Financial Remedies proceedings conducted remotely in light of Covid-19. Persuading the court to deal with this matter remotely was not easy. The court office was hell-bent first on requiring the parties’ personal attendance and, thereafter, on adjourning the hearing indefinitely. It was only in the face of repeated […]

Blog 25th March 2020
Imogen Robins

Wellbeing for the Legal Community

Imogen Robins of Pump Court Chambers discusses Wellbeing for the legal community alongside Rachel Osgood, Partner at Paris Smith LLP and award winning hypnotherapist, author and speaker Malminder Gill in this short webinar brought to you by Simon Gore Legal Conferences and Online Learning.To view please click on the window below. We hope you find […]

News 24th March 2020
Stephanie Painter

Stephanie Painter joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court is pleased to welcome Stephanie Painter to Chambers following successful completion of her pupillage. During her time at Chambers she has built a mixed common law practice, accepting instructions across a range criminal, civil, and family matters in line with her chambers profile and with a particular focus on criminal matters. Prior to […]

Blog 24th March 2020

Employment Team – COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

These are unprecedented times and Chambers is seeing a significant increase in questions being raised by workers, employees, and employers alike. This post is intended to provide some outline guidance for the position as we see it, with links to useful information. It is not a substitute for formal legal advice – and if you […]

Blog 23rd March 2020
Jennifer Lee

COVID-19 Guidance and New Modes of Working for the Legal Profession

As many of you will know, Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice, has released national guidance on COVID-19 (click here). The guidance is intended to be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division, and is intended to […]

News 23rd March 2020

Review of court arrangements due to COVID-19, message from the Lord Chief Justice

Below is a statement from the Lord Chief Justice in respect of the current court arrangements due to the COVID-19 epademic Events have continued to move at great speed. I indicated during the course of last week that we would keep them under review. As the Prime Minister has been telling the country, the spread […]

News 19th March 2020
Tony Atkins

COVID19: Important Notice

First and foremost, we hope that you, your families and your businesses are well and coping so far with COVID 19. In light of the changing circumstances we wish to reassure our friends and colleagues that: Chambers remains open during our normal hours of 8:00am to 6:00pm. Members of Chambers will generally work from home […]

News 19th March 2020

COVID 19: National Guidance for the Family Court

This Guidance, which is issued with the approval of the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior Presiding Judge, is intended to be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division. Please click here to view in full.  

News 19th March 2020

COVID19: Court of Protection guidance

Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection,  has issued guidance on visits to Court. The guidance states that visits should only be made where that is assessed as absolutely necessary. Alternative arrangements should always be considered first, such as telephone FaceTime and Skype conferencing. Visits to care homes are strongly discouraged. Mr […]

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