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News 11th May 2022
Nigel Pascoe QC

Advocacy Plus second edition by Nigel Pascoe QC

The second edition of Advocacy Plus by Nigel Pascoe QC has just been published.  Described as an invaluable short guide for young advocates, this edition contains new chapters dealing with advocacy online. There are contributions from Sarah Jones QC, Stephen Jones, Imogen Robins, Alice Scott and three former members of chambers, now circuit judges: HHJ Jane […]

News 4th May 2022

Richard Tutt secures life sentence for serial rapist

Richard Tutt prosecuted a 46 year old Swindon man charged, amongst other things, with raping his then partner.  The Defendant denied all charges and was tried over two weeks in January.  He was convicted unanimously by the jury.  On 21 April 2022 the Defendant was sentenced by HHJ Taylor QC. The Defendant had previously orally […]

News 29th April 2022

Sarah Jones QC and Tim Akers defend as retired member of the Armed Forces is acquitted of historic offences

In a serious and sensitive case, Sarah Jones QC (leading Tim Akers) successfully represented a long-serving member of the British Army at Court Martial. The former Sergeant had been accused of a series of indecent assaults and a number of instances of child cruelty against his adopted daughter, and the case involved several hours’ worth […]

News 14th April 2022

Timothy Salisbury appointed Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of Gloucester

Pump Court Chambers is proud to announce that Timothy Salisbury has been appointed the Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of Gloucester.  Timothy will take up his position with immediate effect. Mark Ruffell, Chancellor of Diocese of Gloucester said: “I am delighted to appoint Tim Salisbury as Deputy Chancellor in the Diocese of Gloucester. Tim is […]

News 5th April 2022

No Returns Statement

Individual members of the Pump Court Chambers Criminal Team have made the decision, that as of Monday 11th April 2022 they will adopt a ‘No Returns’ policy in relation to AGFS cases. Members of chambers will continue to do the hearings in which they are instructed but they will not do cases that are returned to them […]

News 4th April 2022

Rebekah Batt joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to welcome Rebekah Batt to chambers following successful completion of her pupillage. During her time at Chambers she has built a mixed common law practice, accepting instructions across a range criminal, civil, and family matters in line with her chambers profile and with a particular focus on civil and family law. Tony […]

News 23rd March 2022
Justin Gau

Justin Gau wins first ‘contested heritage case’

The Church of England, along with many organisations has been trying to deal appropriately with memorials and other matters of ‘contested heritage’ in relation to the legacies of slavery that have historically benefited those organisations. Justin was briefed on behalf of 96 parties opponent who opposed the petition by Jesus College, Cambridge to remove a […]

News 22nd March 2022
Antonia Ford

Antonia Ford secures ‘Sanderson’ cost order in a QOCS claim

The Claimant was injured in an accident within her home caused by the defective installation of a bathroom. Proceedings were issued against two Defendants because the true identity of the fitter was unclear. The Claimant was successful against the Second Defendant but unsuccessful against the First Defendant. The unusual feature was that the Second Defendant […]

News 4th March 2022
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

SPA offers No Evidence in Sex case following Alejandra’s submissions on Abuse of Process

Alejandra acted for LCpl M who was charged with Sexual Assault. It was alleged that LCpl M had grabbed the complainant from behind before he licked and kissed the back of her neck, following a day of drinking. The complainant was a member of staff at the bar in which the incident occurred. Following a […]

News 14th February 2022
Tony Atkins

Tony Atkins celebrates 20 years with Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers would like to congratulate our Senior Clerk, Tony Atkins, on 20 years stellar service with Chambers. Tony initially joined Chambers as a junior family clerk, quickly rising through the ranks to become our senior Family Clerk in 2008 and then subsequently Chambers Senior Clerk in 2018. Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN said: “Tony’s time with us has […]

News 26th January 2022

Richard Tutt appointed as a Recorder on the Western Circuit

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Tutt has been appointed as a Recorder on the Western Circuit in Crime.   Richard was called to the Bar in 2000 and practises in criminal and regulatory law. He is equally at home before a jury, judges or a tribunal. He frequently appears before both the High Court and the […]

News 26th January 2022

Francis Payne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Francis Payne has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Francis has a varied practice across many areas of expertise, with a particular focus in personal injury, private children and matrimonial finance matters. Leslie Samuels QC; Head of Family & Civil said: “Francis impressed us as a highly capable, successful and talented barrister. We look forward to working […]

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