Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: March 2021

News, The Family Law Podcast 30th March 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Variation of Nuptial Settlements

Edward Boydell and Mark Dubbery of Pump Court join host Tara Lyons on a whistle stop tour of the relevant law and practical approaches to nuptial settlements. Edward brings his pure financial remedy perspective and Mark brings his trust expertise to provide a fascinating discussion which simplifies an extremely complex subject and hopefully provides some […]

News 24th March 2021

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN recognised in Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN has been recognised in the inaugural edition of the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist. This prestigious recognition is a new initiative of the Africa Arbitration Academy, Africa Arbitration and the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) – established to celebrate the achievements of leading arbitration […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd March 2021

Independent social workers in private children proceedings

Victoria Ellis of Pump Court and Sylvia Owolawi, independent social worker of Integrated Dispute Resolution, join host Mark Ablett to talk all things Independent social worker (ISW) in children proceedings from two different perspectives. Victoria discusses situations where from a legal standpoint an ISW would be justified or appropriate and Sylvia gives invaluable perspective from […]

Blog 19th March 2021
Helen Brander

Money for Nothing? Crypto-assets and their implications in matrimonial and private client work

Helen Brander, barrister of Pump Court Chambers, considers the current treatment by the courts and taxation authorities of crypto-assets For the matrimonial finance and private client lawyer, crypto-assets can form a major part of a client’s estate and we are seeing them with increasing frequency. It is vital that we can identify, value and understand […]

Past Events
23rd Mar 2021, 16:30 to 17:30
Jennifer Lee

Sudden Incapacity: Legal implications under the prevalence of Covid

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers will be speaking at the Thoughtleaders4 event, ‘Sudden Incapacity: Legal implications under the prevalence of Covid‘, on 23 March 2021 at 4.30 pm. Join us for an informative and timely discussion around issues of incapacity whilst determining the best interests of patients in […]

News, Blog 15th March 2021
Jennifer Lee

The perils of contested divorce proceedings

As many practitioners will be aware, defended divorce cases are rare. According to a recent study by the Nuffield Foundation,  “No Contest: Defended Divorce in England & Wales”, formally defended divorces account for less than one percent of divorces each year in England & Wales. ‘The perils of contested divorce proceedings’ written by Jennifer Lee, […]

News, Blog 12th March 2021
Mark Ruffell

Fire Safety Fine Reduced on Appeal

At Cardiff Crown Court on 26 February 2021, Farrington Care Homes Limited (Farrington) successfully appealed the record-breaking fine imposed on them by a District Judge, with a reduction of nearly £125,000, for breaches of the Fire Safety Order (the Order) at Hillcroft Residential Care Home (Hillcroft) in Cardiff. The decision of the Court shows the […]

News 11th March 2021

Former lecturer secures £168,000 payout

A former university lecturer represented by Heather Platt has been awarded £168,000 at remedy hearing before the Central London Employment Tribunal.  Heather was instructed by Mohamed Bangura of Neal Turke Rochfort solicitors. They have worked together on numerous cases over 20 years. The award was made to Elizabeth Aylott, a former lecturer at BPP law […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th March 2021

Step-children (and similar) in family proceedings

Samara Brackley of Pump Court joins host Mark Ablett for a wide-ranging discussion on how step-children, half-siblings and related children generally fit into family proceedings. The podcast covers financial remedy proceedings, including the definition of “a child of the family” and child arrangements proceedings, including the circumstances in which a parent may need to apply […]

News 3rd March 2021
Nigel Pascoe QC

Public Hearings starting in the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Investigation

Nigel Pascoe QC will be the Chair of the independent panel carrying out the Stage 2 Review into Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. This follows his Stage 1 Report, published in February 2020, in which he recommended a public second stage. Alice Scott has been involved in this investigation since the beginning and holds the […]

The Family Law Podcast 2nd March 2021
The Family Law Podcast

International Relocation in 2021

The Family Law Podcast is back for its third series and it starts with a cracker. Hilary Lennox and Jennifer Swan, both of Pump Court, join host Tara Lyons for a comprehensive discussion of the court’s evolving approach to applications for permission to relocate with children internationally. Hilary and Jennifer lend their expertise to explain […]

Blog 2nd March 2021
Alice Scott

A short delay and the ‘just and equitable’ test

The Court of Appeal has provided important guidance in Adedeji on the exercise of the tribunal’s discretion to extend the period in which a claim for discrimination can be presented under s.123(1)(b) ERA. It also warned against treating the factors in s.33 Limitation Act as a checklist or rigid framework to reach a decision. A […]

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