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News & Events: March 2023

News 31st March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers welcomes members of Stour to create southern super set

A major, multi-practice chambers reaching across London, Kent, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has emerged after Pump Court Chambers welcomed the members of Stour Chambers in Canterbury. The former members of Stour Chambers will be joining Pump Court Chambers from 3 April 2023, creating a combined membership of 120 barristers and 24 members of staff spread across […]

Past Events
10th May 2023, 08:00 to 10:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Hampshire Breakfast Briefing – Pensions Update

When: Wednesday, 10th May 2023 | 8am – 10am Where: Moore Barlow LLP, Gateway House, Tollgate, Chandler’s Ford, Southampton, Eastleigh, SO53 3TG Fee: Free George Mathieson, of RBC Brewin Dophlin, who needs no introduction as a recognised pensions expert and member of the Pensions Advisory Group (PAG), will join Imogen Robins for a pensions update. […]

Blog 29th March 2023

Owen v Black Horse Limited [2023] EWCA Civ 325 – no strike out despite the Claimant’s absence at trial

Summary and background The Court of Appeal has interpreted the rules for non-attendance on the small claims track in a manner consistent with rule 39.3 in finding that an absent Claimant nevertheless “appeared” at his trial, through his legal representative. The Claimant’s claim under the unfair relationship provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 related […]

Blog 27th March 2023

Part 36: Is there any value in a split liability offer?

In the recent case of Mundy v TUI UK Ltd [2023] EWHC 385 (Ch), the High Court (Collins Rice J) provided helpful clarification about when Part 36 offers deal with an apportionment of liability. Mr Mundy went to Mexico on an all-inclusive holiday supplied by the Defendant, TUI. Unfortunately, Mr Mundy suffered from food poisoning […]

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 Western […]

Past Events
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 […]

Blog 21st March 2023
Imogen Robins

International Women’s Day 2023

On International Women’s Day this year, a group of lawyers from the regions solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers, along with professionals from allied industries gathered to celebrate. This year’s theme being “embrace equity”. It was the launch of “Legally Flushed” the brainchild of Imogen Robins a barrister at Pump Court Chambers. The event was held […]

News, 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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