Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: March 2023

News 23rd March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Geoffrey Still

The members and staff of Pump Court Chambers are very sad to announce the death of Geoffrey Still, one of its best known and most popular former members. Geoffrey Still passed away on 15th March 2023 after a short illness.  Geoffrey was called by Gray’s Inn in 1966 and had been a member of the […]

26th May 2023, 15:00 to 18:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers Annual Children Law Seminar

The Children Team at Pump Court Chambers is delighted to invite you to our annual Children Law Seminar. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of talks on a range of topics relating to private and public law, which will aim to provide an interesting mix of practical advice, case law updates and […]

Webinar Archive 15th March 2023

Employment Law Webinar

Heather Platt, Oliver Foy and Louisa Simpson explore two recent employment law cases: Dunbar v Abellio London Ltd 2307750/2020 in which Louisa Simpson represented the successful employer at London South Employment Tribunal: this was a Covid related dismissal claim involving health and safety at work and the provisions of section 100 Employment Rights Act 1996; […]

Blog 9th March 2023

Should those convicted of serious offences be compelled to face their victim’s family?

The current Justice Secretary Dominic Raab thinks so. The recent, tragic murders of Sabina Nessa and Zara Aleena have prompted Mr Raab to consider new legislation which will see those convicted of serious offences compelled to attend court and face the families of those they have harmed. Both convicted murderers Jordan McSweeney and Koci Selamaj […]

Blog 9th March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Research Demonstrates Juries Convict In 58% Of Rape Cases, On Average

Over the period 2007 to 2021, the jury conviction rate for all rape charges stood at an average of 58%, with a high of 75% in 2021, according to new research published in the Criminal Law Review[1]. In 2007, the jury conviction rate was 55%. This research was commissioned by senior judiciary following public concerns […]

Blog 9th March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

The Not-so-Beautiful Game

In February 2023, BBC Radio 5 Live released the results of a questionnaire canvassing the experiences of 927 grassroots referees. The statistics make for grim reading, although will come as little surprise to anyone who has played Sunday league football. Amongst the most notable figures are the following: 375 of respondents had received abuse pertaining […]

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