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News 17th May 2024

Tim Dracass successfully defends Respondent at the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Tim, instructed by Starford HR & Legal Services, successfully represented MB Architects Ltd at the EAT against claims of automatic unfair dismissal, brought by the Claimant who had been made redundant during the pandemic in March 2020. The Claimant said that he had made a protected disclosure (whistleblowing complaint) and that was the reason for […]

News 13th May 2024

Sarah Jones KC defends former Mayor accused of attempted murder

On 6th October 2022 Margaret McLean, aged 92, was dying of bronchopneumonia with added complications due to heart disease. Her breathing was becoming more and more laboured and distressing as she struggled to clear her own secretions. In reporting her death that night to the NHS telephone helpline her son confessed to placing a cushion […]

News 10th May 2024

Simon Johnson meets Japanese Child Care Professionals

On 3 May Simon Johnson had the great pleasure of spending the day with a group of Japanese lawyers, social workers and other child care professionals who were on a week-long study visit to London and Cambridge organised by the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. The party observed hearings at […]

News 8th May 2024
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee to take part in Family Justice Question Time panel at the Resolution National Conference 2024

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Lee will join the Family Justice Question Time panel at this year’s Resolution National Conference, taking place in Manchester between Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2024. The Family Justice Question Time panel will be moderated by Joanne Edwards, Partner and Head of Family at Forsters, and will […]

News 2nd May 2024
Oliver Foy

Oliver Foy successfully represents the Intervenor in financial remedy proceedings to establish beneficial ownership of a substantial property portfolio

Ollie was instructed to act on behalf of the Intervenor to establish beneficial ownership of 8 properties. The Wife alleged that the Husband had a beneficial interest in each of these properties. Some of the properties were in the Husband’s name and some of the properties had been recently transferred out of the Husband’s name. […]

News, Podcasts 1st May 2024

Criminal Law Podcast Episode 2 – Sarah Jones KC

In the second episode of the Pump Court Criminal Law podcast, Ed Wylde speaks to Sarah Jones KC about her career, top tips for advocates, taking over as the Head of Pump Court’s Criminal Team and the challenges faced by the criminal Bar.  To download please click here.    

News, Blog 30th April 2024
Antonia Ford

The basic art of the perfect bundle

The provision and content of a bundle can make or break a trial. That might sound overly dramatic for something which on its face is a purely administrative task but a well-constructed and tactically considered bundle can make all the difference. A perfect bundle allows the advocate to seamlessly direct a Judge or witness to […]

News 22nd April 2024

Nazmeen Imambaccus appointed Senior Member (Chair) of Valuation Tribunal

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce that Nazmeen Imambaccus has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a Senior Member (Chair) of the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE). The Tribunal hears and determines disputes that are made by ratepayers and/or council tax payers because they are challenging decisions taken by the local council […]

News, Podcasts 15th April 2024

The Criminal Law Podcast Episode 1 – Nigel Pascoe KC

In this first episode of the Pump Court Criminal Law Podcast, Nigel Pascoe KC presents his personal view of essential advocacy – “Golden Treasures & Fresh Fruit”.  To download please click here.    

News 15th April 2024

John Dyer secures acquittal in drugs and money laundering case

John’s client was charged with being concerned in the commercial supply of cocaine in Southampton and converting nearly £137,000 in criminal property, the alleged proceeds of the drug dealing, into bank and charge card accounts. His case was that he had nothing to do with drugs, either as a consumer or a dealer, and the […]

News 9th April 2024

Carol Cheng joins Chambers

We are very pleased that Carol Cheng has accepted an offer of tenancy following the successful completion of her third six pupillage. Carol is a member of the Civil Team and accepts instructions in all areas, including the following: General commercial disputes Breach of Contract Company Claims under the Consumer Credit Act 1974/PPI Credit Hire […]

News 5th April 2024

Pump Court Chambers launches Sports Law team

Pump Court Chambers’ Sports Law team has been involved in sports related commercial dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, employment issues, personal injury, breach of confidentiality and privacy, private client work (including divorce proceedings) as well as allegations of business crimes involving sports organisations, associations and clubs. They are also regularly involved in substantial and […]


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