Pump Court Chambers

James Newton-Price KC appointed a Circuit Judge

News 6th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers is very proud to announce that James Newton-Price KC has been appointed a Circuit Judge, sitting in the Western Circuit at Portsmouth Crown Court from Monday 9 October.

James leaves Chambers after 29 years and was appointed head of the Criminal Team in 2010. Sarah Jones KC will take over as head of the Criminal Team.

Head of Chambers, Oba Nsugbe KC SAN, commented “it has given all of us at Pump Court Chambers a feeling of immense pride watching James rise so gracefully through the ranks to the Circuit Bench. We are all extremely grateful for the way in which he has represented us at every level and thank him for everything he has done.”

Pump Court Chambers warmly congratulates HHJ James Newton-Price on his appointment and wishes him all the very best for the future.

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