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News 19th February 2024

Elizabeth Spence appointed a Deputy District Judge

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Spence has been appointed a Deputy District Judge, sitting on the South Eastern Circuit. This is a part-time appointment and Elizabeth will continue to practise as a barrister. Elizabeth is well known for her representation of clients in financial proceedings which involve complicated business arrangements or inherited assets. […]

News 13th February 2024
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven successfully defends Nurse in multi-registrant NMC case

Siân was instructed by Rebecca Austin of the RCN to represent one of three nurses before the NMC. The three registrants faced the same, single charge involving the restraint or inappropriate contact with a terminally ill patient during his final admission to hospital. During a 3-week hearing, Siân cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable complainant […]

News, Blog 13th February 2024
Antonia Ford

When is relief not relief?

Relief from Sanctions applications continue to take up a disproportionate amount of court time both in the lower Courts and on appeal. It is rare for a week to go by without some aspect of CPR 3.9 and Denton and others v TH White Ltd and another [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (Denton) being the subject […]

News 6th February 2024

Nazmeen Imambaccus successfully defends Registrant Nurse at the NMC

Nazmeen was instructed by Emma Davies at the RCN to represent a registrant nurse at the NMC. The nurse faced a number of charges including one of a sexual nature, all of which was denied. During a 7-day hearing, Nazmeen cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable witness. Her submissions before the panel at the Fact […]

News 29th January 2024

Tom Wright joins Pump Court Chambers

We are very pleased to announce that Tom Wright has joined as a tenant in our criminal team, effective Monday 29th January 2024. Tom has practised almost entirely in Criminal Law throughout his career. In his early years at the bar, Tom undertook some housing and licensing cases and represented indeterminate sentence and life prisoners […]

News 29th January 2024

Maria Henty acts for respondent mother in complex private children proceedings – K v Y [2023] EWFC 262 (B)

Maria was instructed by Ciara Pugh and Vanessa Friend, and assisted at court by Pooja Patel of Stowe Family Law (London office). Maria represented the respondent mother. The parties were in a same sex relationship and the subject child was the respondent mother’s biological child. The applicant mother had been afforded parental responsibility, by consent, […]

News 29th January 2024

Fergus McCombie joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted that Fergus McCombie has joined as a tenant, effective immediately. Fergus specialises in employment law and commercial litigation, with additional expertise in cyber, technology and data cases. His practice spans the full range of employment matters, from statutory tribunal claims for dismissal, detriment or discrimination, through to High Court business […]

News 26th January 2024

Catherine Gee appointed to All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Separation

We are very pleased to announce that Catherine Gee has been appointed an adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Separation, at the invitation of Nav Mirza, Dads Unlimited. The purpose of the APPG is to promote education and changes to the law and practice relating to separating parents and the welfare of […]

News 25th January 2024
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers is expanding

Pump Court Chambers is a barristers’ chambers fit for the modern business world and is recognised as a leading set in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 UK Bar guides. Following a period of recent expansion and due to a significant increase in work, Pump Court Chambers invites applications from practitioners of all […]

News, Podcasts 25th January 2024

Compulsory ADR in Civil Disputes?

Host Timothy Salisbury is joined by Antonia Ford to discuss mediation in the context of civil litigation. They also discuss the recent case of James Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416 in which the Court of Appeal confirmed that the civil courts have the power to stay proceedings and require the […]

News 23rd January 2024

Child maintenance in the Family Court

This article by Mark Ablett considers the current state of play in relation to child maintenance in the Family Court following Mostyn J’s judgment in James v Seymour [2023] EWHC 844 (Fam) and the creation of his ‘Adjusted Formula Methodology’. The article touches on when the Family Court has jurisdiction at all, versus the usual […]

News 23rd January 2024

Peter Asteris to take up academic post at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy

Peter Asteris will take up an academic post at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA), training the next generation of young advocates from February. The ICCA is the education and training division of The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC). It is a not-for-profit organisation providing education, guidance and coordination in relation […]

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