Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: November 2021

The Family Law Podcast 30th November 2021

Baroness Deech’s Bill on financial provision on divorce

It has been described as dangerous and concerning and has been rumbling around since 2014. Oliver Peirson of Pump Court tackles Baroness Deech’s controversial Private Members’ Bill to radically reform financial remedies law which has recently been revived in Parliament. The Bill deals with matters such as the enforceability of pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial property, replacing […]

News 23rd November 2021

Justin Gau and Naomi Gyane installed as Canons of St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Bishop Martin Seeley, Diocesan Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, having appointed Justin Gau as Chancellor and Naomi Gyane as Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese acceded to the Very Reverend Joe Hawke’s request to appoint Chancellor Gau to the stall of St Thomas of Canterbury as Honorary Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Deputy […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd November 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Well-being in Family law

In May 2021, Resolution published their report ‘Wellbeing in Family Law‘ which painted a grim picture of morale amongst family law practitioners, including a worrying statistic of 1 in 4 respondents considering leaving the profession. With lockdown and remote working, wellbeing and mental health has never been more important in the legal profession generally. For […]

News 22nd November 2021

Rebecca Fairbairn joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that highly regarded criminal advocate Rebecca Fairbairn has joined Chambers with immediate effect. She was called to the Bar in 2000 and is recognised as a leading criminal practitioner in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Rebecca joins us from Drystone Chambers and brings with her […]

News 22nd November 2021
Justin Gau

Clergyman cleared of Sexual assault allegations

Justin Gau successfully represented a married clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a man in his congregation. The Tribunal dismissed all the charges, expressing concern about the credibility both of the accused clergyman’s training incumbent and the complainant. They formed the view that the clergyman was naïve and had been manipulated by a dishonest and obsessional […]

News 19th November 2021
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee appointed Fee-Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal – Tax Chamber

Chambers are delighted to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed as a Fee-Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Tax Chamber. Called to the Bar in 2007, Jennifer is a specialist family law practitioner. She has a thriving practice in family finance and has successfully represented high net worth clients in cases […]

The Family Law Podcast 12th November 2021
Jesse Cook discusses discusses the potential legal issues to within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic with TalkSport

A social mobility advocate’s route to the Bar

Jesse Cook of Pump Court, a Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate and a rising star in chambers, talks to Tara Lyons about his route to the Bar and the challenges he faced in doing so. This is an important listen at a time where diversity at the Bar has never been more important yet hitherto […]

Past Events
2nd Dec 2021, 08:00 to 09:30

Winchester Breakfast Briefing December 2021

After more than 18 months of virtual events, we are very pleased to announce our Winchester Breakfast Briefing will be returning in person on Thursday 2nd December 2021 at the Hotel du Vin Winchester, where we will be joined by guest speakers John Satchwell and Anna Hickling of Chewton Wealth Management who will be providing […]

Webinar Archive 4th November 2021

TLATA Claims: Constructive Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel

We are pleased to present to you our latest Guide to TLATA Claims: Constructive Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel. Helen Brander and Paul Mertens provide a valuable and in-depth updates for all practitioners on the recent developments in both CT and PE claims.   Topics include: Inferring intention in sole name cases – Dobson v Griffey […]

News 1st November 2021

Pupillage Fair 2021

Pump Court Chambers were pleased to have been able to participate in Bar Council Pupillage Fair on 16 October 2021. Free of charge and held entirely online, the Pupillage Fair attracted almost a thousand students and prospective pupils keen to know more about starting a career at the Bar. Joining 84 other chambers and organisations, […]

News 1st November 2021

Pump Court Ranked recognised as Top Ranked Set in Chambers & Partners Guide

Pump Court Chambers has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients all year round, […]

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