Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: September 2023

News 28th September 2023
Jennifer Lee

Litigation lending levelled? Funding in a post Simon v Simon world

On Thursday 19th October, Jennifer Lee will take part in a panel discussion at Charles Russell Speechlys about the future of litigation funding in the Family Courts, as part of Support Through Court’s annual Family Law Breakfast. Sir Andrew McFarlane will give the keynote speech.

News 25th September 2023

Amy Connell returns from maternity leave

We are pleased to welcome back Amy Connell to chambers after her recent maternity leave. Amy specialises in Family Law with particular emphasis on Public and Private Law children proceedings. Before joining Pump Court Chambers, she was a tenant at Stour Chambers after relocating to Kent, having previously been in practice at the Bar in London and […]

Past Events
18th Oct 2023, 13:00 to 00:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Annual Winchester Property Law Seminar

Pump Court Chambers’ Property Team is pleased to invite you to our Annual Property Law Update, providing a valuable and in-depth seminar for all practitioners in this area. 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 and law, […]

News, Blog 15th September 2023

Interim Payments – The Low-Down (including some practical tips)

WHAT IS AN INTERIM PAYMENT? An Interim Payment (“IP”) is defined in CPR 25.1(1)(k) as a “payment by a defendant on account of any damages, debt or other sum (except costs) which the court may hold the defendant liable to pay”. In effect, it is a sum of money advanced to a claimant from the […]

News, Podcasts 11th September 2023
Jennifer Lee

The Law Commission’s Review on Financial Remedies

Join Jennifer Lee of Pump Court and star guest, Professor David Hodson OBE, KC (Hons) MCIArb, joint co-founder and senior partner at The International Family Law Group, for a thought-provoking podcast on the Law Commission’s review of the laws which determine financial provision on divorce or the ending of a civil partnership. The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 Act […]

News 8th September 2023

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell successfully prosecute members of Basingstoke drugs network

The leader of the county lines drugs gang was jailed for eight years at Salisbury Crown Court on Tuesday 5th September for conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine. Twelve members of the drugs gang had already been prosecuted for their involvement in the conspiracy. It brings the total sentence for all parties involved in the […]

Past Events
14th Sep 2023, 18:00 to 19:30
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Annual Court of Protection Seminar

Pump Court Chambers’ Court of Protection Team are pleased to announce that we will be holding our annual Court of Protection Conference in London on Thursday 14th September 2023, at The Law Society. We are delighted that our keynote speaker this year will be The Hon. Mr Justice Poole, who will be speaking on “Transparency […]

News 7th September 2023

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell prosecute Hampshire drugs gang

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell have successfully prosecuted the members of a gang who supplied cocaine across Portsmouth and laundered millions of pounds of cash. The gang leader was jailed for 18 years and 5 months at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday 5 September, after admitting to conspiring to supply cocaine in Portsmouth and the […]

News 5th September 2023

Pump Court Family Law Podcast nominated in the Family Law Commentator of the Year category at LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Pump Court Family Law Podcast has been nominated in the Family Law Commentator of the Year category at this year’s LexisNexis Family Law Awards. Now in its twelfth year, the Family Law Awards were launched in 2011 to recognise the important work of family lawyers, and celebrate their […]

News, Podcasts 1st September 2023
Imogen Robins

George’s Law

This podcast contains discussion of baby loss, which some listeners may find upsetting. Keeley Lengthorn of Taylor Rose MW speaks to host Imogen Robins about her awe inspiring campaign for statutory leave for baby loss under 24 weeks of pregnancy. Keeley talks frankly about her own experiences which led her to be a campaigner, and […]

News, Blog 1st September 2023

Domestic Abuse tactics in the Family Courts – how do we achieve cultural change?

This contribution will consider new case law together with the recently published report by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner (‘the Commissioner’) examining the family courts’ handling of domestic abuse. The report highlights how victims and survivors are being subjected to continued abuse by perpetrators in private family law proceedings, resulting in re-traumatisation[1] and the need for […]


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