Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: November 2022

News 25th November 2022

LOUISA SIMPSON SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS TWO FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY CLAIMS THIS WEEK

Louisa Simpson, who is currently completing her Third Six in Chambers’ Civil Team, represented claimants in two Fast Track Personal Injury (RTA) claims this week. In both cases, the Defendant argued the Claimant had been fundamentally dishonest in relation to their injuries –allegations which Louisa successfully defended. In Claim 1, the Defendant argued the Claimant […]

The Family Law Podcast 24th November 2022

Transparency and Anonymity in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Simon Purkis of Pump Court Chambers joins host Mark Ablett to talk through the recent move away from anonymity in financial remedy proceedings, at least before certain judges as well as the forthcoming report of the Transparency Implementation Group. Simon covers the law in broad detail as well as giving his views on where the […]

Webinar Archive 18th November 2022

Highway Claims

In this webinar, Oliver Foy provides an overview of a highway authority’s statutory duty under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and the statutory defence under section 58. To download a copy of the slides which accompany this webinar please click here. For further information on Oliver’s practice or to discuss any of the […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th November 2022
The Family Law Podcast

HHJ Hess on the Financial Remedies Court & PAG2

In a really exciting episode, HHJ Hess joins co-hosts Helen Brander and Tara Lyons to talk all things financial remedies court and the upcoming PAG2. It was a real privilege to have His Honour join the podcast to provide his unique insight from the vanguard of financial remedies reform, including the origins of the FRC, […]

Webinar Archive 11th November 2022

Credit Hire – A Beginners Guide

This presentation, by Henry Hawkesworth, is a whistle-stop tour of the issues which arise in a standard credit-hire claim. It is aimed at those who are new to the area, and provides several insights from the point of view of a practitioner who frequently deals with these cases in the county court. It deals briefly […]

News 11th November 2022
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures acquittal at Court Martial

Siân Beaven, instructed by Bob Scott of Richard Griffiths & Co solicitors, secured an acquittal on two charges of sexual assault. The defendant, a LCpl, was accused of having entered the complainant’s room, and repeatedly touched his upper thigh without consent. The Prosecution case was, that following these episodes of touching, when the complainant had […]

Webinar Archive 4th November 2022

Small Claims and the New Protocol for PI Small Claims

In this webinar, Rebekah Batt covers the new protocol for personal injury claims on the small claims track. Topics covered include: When the small claims track applies; Specific features of the small claims track; When the new protocol applies; How liability and quantum are dealt with under the new protocol; and Important time limits and […]

The Family Law Podcast 3rd November 2022

NFTs in family law

A recent talk to the IBA conference in Miami mandated that all lawyers must be familiar with cryptocurrency, and that surely must include NFTs or non-fungible tokens. Sound like gibberish? Well look no further, because Samara Brackley of Pump Court will tell you all about them and how the court is likely to treat NFTs […]

News 2nd November 2022

Heather Platt secured £1.7m compensation in disability discrimination claim

Heather Platt represented Mark Richards in his unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim. Mr Richards was made redundant at the end of 2017, he had worked for Brocade for 12 years and was diagnosed with kidney cancer for 11 of those years. He was reliant on the speedy and broad access to treatment via his […]

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