Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: July 2023

Past Events
2nd Oct 2023, 13:00 to 17:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Annual Winchester Inheritance Law Seminar 2023

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central​ are pleased to invite you to our Annual Winchester Inheritance Law Seminar. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key issues in this area. […]

News, Blog 27th July 2023

Catherine Ellis considers the recent CA case of G&H (Leave to revoke placement order) [2023] EWCA Civ 768

This was an appeal by a grandmother against a refusal of her application under s24(2)(2) Adoption and Children Act 2002 (“the 2002 Act”) for leave to apply to revoke placement orders in respect of her grandchildren. The application for leave was made six weeks after the care and placement orders had been made. The grandmother’s […]

News 27th July 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures suspended sentence in dangerous driving case

Siân, instructed by Emily Alexander of Roach Pittis solicitors, acted for a vulnerable defendant who pleaded guilty on an acceptable basis to an offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The defendant, who was elderly and previously of good character, misapplied the pedals of his automatic car which had been left in reverse at […]

Past Events
4th Oct 2023, 13:00 to 17:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Reading Employment Law Seminar

Please join us for an Employment Law Seminar at the Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, RG1 1QH on Wednesday 4th October 2023 from 1pm. The members of our Employment Law team will cover the following topics: Industrial Action in 2023 – Heather Platt (slides) Costs risks: costs, wasted costs and when to throw in the […]

News 18th July 2023

SPA v LCpl R

R was accused of one count of rape, one count of attempted rape, two counts of sexual assault, and five counts of battery. The allegations were said to take place in the context of an unhappy and cross-continental marriage, across a period of approximately fourteen months. The case involved complex issues of jurisdiction, specific disclosure, […]

News, Blog 17th July 2023

Years of missed opportunities and intrusion of privacy: The Undercover Policing Inquiry Interim Report

The Undercover Policing Inquiry (‘UCPI’) was established in 2015 to inquire into, and report on, undercover police operations conducted by police forces in England and Wales since 1968.[1]The Inquiry was set up in response to an independent review (The Ellison Review) which unearthed ‘appalling practices in undercover policing’.[2] The UCPI published its first interim report […]

News 17th July 2023

Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt to join Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt have all accepted offers of tenancy and will join chambers in October, following the successful completion of their respective pupillages. Shona Love accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. Before coming to the Bar, Shona spent several years as […]

News 13th July 2023

Pump Court Chambers and Penny Howe KC shortlisted in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers and Penny Howe KC have been shortlisted in the Family Law Set of the Year and Family Law Silk of the Year categories in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2023. The awards are determined on The Legal 500’s market-leading independent research, conducted by over 20 […]

News 4th July 2023

James Newton-Price KC prosecutes triple murderer: life imprisonment with minimum of 40 years

James Newton-Price KC prosecuted a triple murderer for killing his wife and two children. The Defendant, Saju Chelavalel, aged 52, killed his wife, aged 35, and his son, aged 6, and daughter, aged 4, in their home in Kettering on the night of 14-15 December 2022. He strangled his wife with a dressing gown cord […]


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