Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: May 2020

Blog 26th May 2020
Christopher Wilkins

Commercial Leases & Insolvency – An Overview

With many businesses large and small struggling to survive or collapsing into administration or liquidation landlords are particularly vulnerable to rent arrears and the difficulty of finding a suitable tenant to replace the existing. The following is an overview of what steps a landlord can take in this uncertain world. Remedies Available to a Landlord […]

News 21st May 2020
Naomi Gyane successful in the Court of Appeal

Naomi Gyane successful in the Court of Appeal

Congratulations to our Naomi Gyane on her success in the Court of Appeal this month. Ms Gyane’s client had been sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to 12 months immediate custody further to pleading guilty to a Sexual Assault. Ms Gyane was successful on all five of her grounds of Appeal, which included the argument that delays in […]

Blog 21st May 2020
Sarah Jones QC Skyping the Court of Appeal

Skyping the Court of Appeal

Six Things I Learned dealing with an appeal against sentence during the pandemic: Court of Appeal Judges look infinitely less severe/frightening/impressive in “normal business attire” than when in full horse-hair and robed regalia. This sensation is further heightened when the designated High Court Judge giving the judgement of the court is the one in the […]

Blog 20th May 2020
Technology – A lawyer’s Best Fremeny?

Technology – A lawyer’s Best Frenemy?

Following the covid-19 outbreak, courts have been forced into an alternative way of working. With the country in lockdown and people ordered by the government to work at home, the courts along with businesses have been transferred into the digital realm. While jury trials have had to be postponed, with only existing cases at the […]

Past Events
28th May 2020, 12:30 to 13:30
Andrew Grime: BC/PC: Parental Alienation Update

Parental Alienation Update: BC/PC – Webinar

This webinar will consider the practical consequences of parenting in a pandemic, the President of the Family Division’s Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders and a review of the recent case law on parental alienation, including the options available to practitioners. Speaker: Andrew Grime Cost: Free Topics covered: Parenting in a Pandemic: Coronovirus Crisis: […]

Blog 18th May 2020
Domestic abuse during Covid-19 times

Domestic abuse during Covid-19 times

Domestic abuse was a problem already in urgent need of addressing pre-pandemic. The global crisis we are now experiencing has only worsened that issue. Widely-reported statistics include: Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline has seen a consistent increase in demand of 50% since lockdown measures announced (4th May press release) Traffic to many prominent domestic abuse […]

News 15th May 2020
Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Judgment was handed down today (15 May 2020) in the case of Morton v Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau for whom Gary has acted throughout, instructed by Laurence Dunn of DC Commercial. The original Tribunal dismissed the Claimant’s assertions re the scope of her asserted disability and that Judgment was upheld by Lavender J in the […]

News 15th May 2020
Mark Ruffell has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester

Mark Ruffell has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester

The Ecclesiastical Law team is delighted to announce that Mark Ruffell has been appointed to be Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester. He remains Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester. This appointment highlights Pump Court Chambers as one of the pre-eminent Ecclesiastical Law sets in the country. For further information on Mark’s practice or […]

News 14th May 2020

Siân Beaven joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Siân Beaven has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Siân is a specialist criminal practitioner, she has developed a practice prosecuting and defending in all areas of general crime.  Siân also accepts instructions in professional disciplinary matters, appearing regularly before the NMC on behalf of registrants. She has also developed a practice in prison law, […]

Blog 14th May 2020
Naima Asif

COVID-19, care homes and contact: BP v Surrey County Council & RP

On 2 April 2020 Hayden J handed down a judgment dated 25 March 2020 in the case of BP v Surrey County council & RP [2020] EWCOP 17 concerning the suspension of contact in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by a further written judgment dated 17 April 2020 which serves to […]

News 12th May 2020

Aurora New Dawn Initiative

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce a new initiative supporting the work of Aurora New Dawn, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence. Since 2011, Aurora New Dawn has offered safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. It offers a wide […]

Blog 11th May 2020
Helen Brander

Financial provision for adult children in England and Wales and in Italy

FINANCIAL PROVISION FOR ADULT CHILDREN IN ENGLAND AND WALES AND IN ITALY: HOW DO THEY COMPARE IN THE LIGHT OF THE DECISION IN DN v UD (SCH 1 CHILDREN ACT: CAPITAL PROVISION) [2020] EWHC 627 (Fam)? This article considers a recently-handed down case making financial provision for children where one was over the age of […]

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