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News 7th May 2021
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra secures suspended sentence for double stabbing

Alejandra represented RA, who was charged with section 18 wounding, following an incident in which RA stabbed his mother and father with a kitchen knife, during lockdown. As a result of the stabbing, RA’s mother suffered a punctured lung. RA’s father’s injuries were not life threatening. In addition, RA had previous convictions for knife related offences. […]

News 6th May 2021
Siân Beaven

Sian Beaven secures s.37 Hospital Order

Sian Beaven, instructed by Alex Kenney of Kesar & Co solicitors, appeared before Isleworth Crown Court representing a severely vulnerable client, M. The offence of robbery took place almost 2 years prior. Sian had conduct of the case from the first appearance in which fitness to plead issues arose due to the Defendant’s detention under […]

News 27th April 2021

Corhampton shooting trial: convicted of manslaughter but cleared of murder

James Newton-Price QC and Peter Asteris of Pump Court Chambers were instructed by Footner Ewing solicitors to represent Corin Barlow, aged 41 years, who was charged with the murder of Gurinderjit Rai, a major drugs supplier, on Friday 12 July 2019. The Prosecution alleged that he was part of a revenge killing by an organised […]

News 16th April 2021

Court of Protection – Recent Case Law & Developments

Court of Protection – Recent Case Law & Developments with Margaret Pine-Coffin and Naima Asif is now available on demand from MBL. This new webinar will review the most recent case law and developments surrounding the Court of Protection. It will also consider the implications of the COVID-19 restrictions on the vulnerable and lessons to […]

News 14th April 2021

RTA Claims – The Latest Developments for PI Lawyers

RTA Claims – The Latest Developments for PI Lawyers with Antonia Ford and Alice Scott is now available on demand from MBL. The webinar considers some important developments in the world of road traffic claims to ensure that you stay current and knowledgeable in your field. What You Will Learn This webinar will cover the […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 13th April 2021
The Family Law Podcast

What now after Re H-N & others

Hot off the press from the Court of Appeal, Re H-N and others (children) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has the potential to redefine (or start to redefine) the way in which the Family Court approaches domestic abuse, particularly more nuanced allegations like coercive and controlling behaviour. Reacting to this with host Mark Ablett are Penny […]

News 9th April 2021
Justin Gau

Justin Gau succeeds in an ‘extraordinary case’ before the Court of Arches

Justin Gau successfully appealed the penalty of ‘removal from office’ of a clergyman who, although acquitted of adultery, fell to be dealt with for his misconduct in failing to refer the woman to the Diocesan safeguarding team and for swearing at her. The original tribunal had determined that the witness had behaved with ‘egregious’ dishonesty […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 30th March 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Variation of Nuptial Settlements

Edward Boydell and Mark Dubbery of Pump Court join host Tara Lyons on a whistle stop tour of the relevant law and practical approaches to nuptial settlements. Edward brings his pure financial remedy perspective and Mark brings his trust expertise to provide a fascinating discussion which simplifies an extremely complex subject and hopefully provides some […]

News 24th March 2021

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN recognised in Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN has been recognised in the inaugural edition of the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist. This prestigious recognition is a new initiative of the Africa Arbitration Academy, Africa Arbitration and the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) – established to celebrate the achievements of leading arbitration […]

News, Blog 15th March 2021
Jennifer Lee

The perils of contested divorce proceedings

As many practitioners will be aware, defended divorce cases are rare. According to a recent study by the Nuffield Foundation,  “No Contest: Defended Divorce in England & Wales”, formally defended divorces account for less than one percent of divorces each year in England & Wales. ‘The perils of contested divorce proceedings’ written by Jennifer Lee, […]

News, Blog 12th March 2021
Mark Ruffell

Fire Safety Fine Reduced on Appeal

At Cardiff Crown Court on 26 February 2021, Farrington Care Homes Limited (Farrington) successfully appealed the record-breaking fine imposed on them by a District Judge, with a reduction of nearly £125,000, for breaches of the Fire Safety Order (the Order) at Hillcroft Residential Care Home (Hillcroft) in Cardiff. The decision of the Court shows the […]

News 11th March 2021

Former lecturer secures £168,000 payout

A former university lecturer represented by Heather Platt has been awarded £168,000 at remedy hearing before the Central London Employment Tribunal.  Heather was instructed by Mohamed Bangura of Neal Turke Rochfort solicitors. They have worked together on numerous cases over 20 years. The award was made to Elizabeth Aylott, a former lecturer at BPP law […]

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