Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers ranked as a Top Tier Set in Legal 500 2024

News 5th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers has been ranked as a Top Tier Set in three practice areas in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide:

  • Family: Children and Domestic Violence (Western Circuit)
  • Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy (Western Circuit)
  • Crime: General and Fraud (Western Circuit)

Pump Court is listed as a Leading Set for Employment (Western Circuit) and Family: Children and Domestic Violence (South Eastern Circuit)

Individually, 42 Members of Chambers are ranked as Leading Barristers across the following practice areas:

  • Business and Regulatory Crime
  • Chancery, Probate and Tax
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Crime: General and Fraud
  • Employment
  • Family: Children and Domestic Violence
  • Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy
  • Family: Private FDR Judges and Arbitrators
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Personal Injury

Many thanks to all our clients who provided feedback during the research process. A selection of our testimonials are below:


‘Pump Court Chambers is an excellent chambers, providing a first class service with a smile.’

‘Pump Court is a strong and reputable set consisting of knowledgeable and highly regarded barristers in all aspects of family law.’

‘Pump Court is without a doubt a chambers with a very strong family team, with good breadth of experience in terms of year of call. A go-to set in this area.’ 

‘Pump Court is an excellent chambers with strength in depth.’

‘An excellent set with good a range of juniors, senior juniors and KCs. Their webinars are topical and useful, and there is a good availability of counsel through the year.’

‘They are a flourishing set, from a family law perspective.’

‘Pump Court Chambers is efficient and will assist in any way that they can. They are very organised and ensure that all paperwork is provided to assist the barrister.’

‘Pump Court Chambers is a very good set with a range of seniority and all areas of law covered.’

‘Pump Court Chambers is a go-to set for local hearings. It has several experienced counsellors. It always endeavours to ensure continuity of counsel when possible.’

Tony Atkins is a real asset to chambers. He is very experienced and will always go the extra mile to assist.’ ‘Tony is the best clerk on the Western Circuit! He is by far the most approachable and knowledgeable clerk around.’ 

Sean Gentleman is one of the best Senior Clerks around.’ ‘Sean Gentleman leads the team with a professional and confident yet friendly and approachable attitude. He is ably supported by the rest of the clerking team.’ ‘All of the clerks are helpful and have a great manner but in particular Sean Gentleman goes out of his way to find the right barrister for the client.’

James Collier is a fantastic clerk.  Likeable, knowledgeable and organised.’

‘James Collier and Matthew Fuller are superb. They are efficient, reasonable and a real pleasure to deal with.’

Marc Goddard knows his barristers’ strengths and is very helpful in suggesting people the right call for particular cases.’ ‘The set provides a great service of the clerks, flexible and helpful. Marc Goddard is very good.’



‘Pump Court has an excellent reputation for crime work on the Western Circuit.’

‘An excellent set that recruits exceptional talent at the junior end. Over recent years they have consistently added to their criminal team.’

‘Pump Court is a formidable set that has real strength in its Criminal Team. From its silks to its new juniors, each and every member of is a safe pair of hands. As a set, Pump Court really delivers.’

‘The clerking team is great – Tony George, Ben Harfield and James May will do their utmost to ensure that booked counsel can attend the hearing and that conferences are booked on a convenient date and at a convenient time for clients.’ 



‘The set boasts a number of very capable barristers at various levels of call and the clerks reliably recommend suitable counsel.’

‘Pump Court is a good set with strong advocates.’ 

‘Good range of counsel’

‘All clerks are very helpful and try to develop good working relationships with instructing solicitors. Jon Cue and Dean Cunniff are particularly helpful.’

‘The clerks are quick to respond and helpful. Dean Cunniff is particularly adept in recommending suitable available counsel.’

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