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News 22nd September 2020

Sarah Jones QC & Richard Tutt secure murder conviction

Sarah Jones QC, leading Richard Tutt, secured the conviction of Trent Hutchinson for murder at the Crown Court at Hove before HHJ Gold QC.  Hutchinson (aged 16), stabbed his friend, Ollie Wells (aged 18), who had been staying with him.  He stabbed him twice, once to the back and once to the head.  Hutchinson claimed […]

News 26th August 2020

James Newton-Price QC and Peter Asteris successfully defend 15 year old boy charged with murder

James Newton-Price QC and Peter Asteris successfully defended a 15 year old boy who was charged with the murder of a 17 year old boy in Southampton in January 2020. The defendant stabbed the deceased in self defence in response to a carjacking robbery. The defence case was that both boys had knives. The 15 […]

News 17th August 2020
Sarah Jones QC Skyping the Court of Appeal

Sarah Jones QC secures murder acquittal

Mark Oliver was acquitted of both the murder and unlawful killing of his brother Andrew in a trial which ended on 7th August at Winchester Crown Court in which Sarah Jones QC acted for the Defendant. The jury were told an argument had broken out between the brothers over pillowcases – each brother claiming some […]

News, Blog 12th August 2020
Jennifer Lee

ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce: The Legal Implications of Donor Insemination

From single-parent families to “blended” or extended family units, whether they be same-sex parents or opposite-sex parents, the concept of the “nuclear family” has become less prevalent, and less apt, to describe modern families in the 21st century. Today’s modern family structures include those where children are created through assisted reproductive technologies and encompass sperm/ […]

News 10th August 2020
Hilary Lennox

Hilary Lennox joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Hilary Lennox has joined Pump Court Chambers, with immediate effect. A highly experienced practitioner across three jurisdictions, Hilary was called to the Bar in Ireland in 2008, Northern Ireland in 2013 and England & Wales in 2013. She has worked in a law firm in New York and the […]

News 6th August 2020

Re Y (Children in Care: Change of Nationality) [2020] EWCA Civ 1038

Re Y (Children in Care: Change of Nationality) [2020] EWCA Civ 1038 Exercise of parental responsibility by Local Authorities – Scope of decision making relating to the child’s national identity Through its judgment in Re Y (Children in Care: Change of Nationality), the Court of Appeal sends out a clear message that where a local […]

News, Blog 6th August 2020
Naima Asif

Capacity and serious medical treatment

Capacity and serious medical treatment: University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K & Mrs W Introduction This case concerned a young woman, K, who was assessed to lack capacity. K was diagnosed with cancer. The proposed treatment was “complex”, “intrusive” and was described as a “life-altering complexion”. An urgent application was brought to […]

News 27th July 2020

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

On the 8 July 2020, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (the “Review”) chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL, published its important report into the use and effect of certain medical interventions.  A copy of the report can be found here. The Review, commissioned in February 2018 by the then Secretary of […]

News 23rd July 2020

Success in costs appeal

Paul Mertens has recently represented the successful appellant in an appeal against costs orders that were expected to total more than £54,000. Paul successfully argued that the Judge at first instance had been wrong to order that costs should be assessed on an indemnity basis, in circumstances in which the appellant had not accepted two […]

News 15th July 2020
The Family Law Podcast

The Family Law Podcast

Pump Court Chambers Family Law team are pleased to announce we have launched a new weekly podcast, ‘The Family Law Podcast’. Hosted by Mark Ablett & Tara Lyons, the weekly podcast will discuss the latest themes and developments in Family law. Mark and Tara will be joined by regular expert guests to lend their insight into complex […]

News 15th July 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra secures lengthy custodial sentence

Alejandra Llorente Tascon, acting on behalf of the Prosecution, secured a custodial sentence of 6 years, after the defendant, Narcis-Bogdan Stoica, 29, from Neamt County, Romania attempted to import 15 kilos of Class A drugs with a  street value of an estimated £1.2 million. The National Crime Agency began investigating the Defendant after Border Force officials stopped […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 15th July 2020

Non-disclosure in financial remedy proceedings

In the first episode of The Family Law Podcast, Annie Ward of Pump Court Chambers joins host Mark Ablett for a chat about the various options and weapons available to practitioners when faced with a non-discloser in financial remedy proceedings.   To download please click here.    

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