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News 27th November 2019

Sean Gentleman shortlisted for Clerk of the Year – Legal 500 Bar Awards 2020

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our Senior Family Clerk, Sean Gentleman has been shortlisted for the Clerk of the Year Award at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020. Over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK took place to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners […]

News 26th November 2019

Woman avoids jail for attempting to blackmail Premier League footballer

A woman who was filmed in bed with a cheating Premier League footballer has avoided jail, having attempted to blackmail him. The footballer, who has lifelong anonymity, requested that Natalie Wood, 28, send him sexual videos, before arranging to meet her in a hotel. A plan was then hatched for two men to burst in […]

News 21st November 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon elected to Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been elected to the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee. The Executive Committee was formed to represent the views and interests of the practising members of the Criminal Bar in England and Wales. Alejandra will take her role from January 2020, for further information […]

News 15th November 2019

Jennifer Lee appointed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The nationwide committee was formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the Resolution Group, which represents thousands of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a […]

News 13th November 2019

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. James also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 11th October 2019

‘A great set, with top-notch barristers and client service levels to match’ Chambers & Partners 2020

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that we have once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the 2020 edition of Chambers & Partners legal directory. Members have been recommended across several practice areas including Family, Crime, Employment and Ecclesiastical law.   Coverage of our Band 1 Family team states chambers as “A great […]

News 9th October 2019

Counsel representing Rifles Regiment at Inquest following fatal march

Four barristers from Pump Court Chambers (Tim Akers, Lucy Morell, Richard Tutt and Tom Wilkins) are currently appearing in an Article 2 inquest before Birmingham’s Senior Coroner, representing members of The Rifles Regiment. The inquest concerns the death of Cpl Joshua Hoole, who died on the hottest day of the year in 2016 on an […]

News 8th October 2019

‘Outstanding Set’ Pump Court recognised in Legal 500, 2020

The breadth and depth of legal services offered by Pump Court Chambers has been recognised in the latest edition of the influential legal directory, The Legal 500.   Described as an ‘Outstanding Set’ 35 of our members have been recommended across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal […]

News 7th October 2019

Alice Scott joins Chambers following successful completion of her pupillage

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce Alice Scott has accepted our invitation to join chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage. Alice experienced a broad range of practice areas during her pupillage in line with Chambers’ profile; she accepts instructions in all areas of common law. Prior to starting pupillage Alice worked as a […]

News 24th September 2019

Defendant pleads guilty after hearing opening of case by Sarah Jones QC

A man with a history of stalking offences pleaded guilty to one count of encouraging another to aid and abet murder by providing a gun and ammunition and one count of making a threat to kill. Matthias Brandt, of Horsham Road, Swindon, had initially denied claims he planned to kill his ex-partner. However he changed […]

News 23rd September 2019

Jesse Cook selected as Bar Council’s Social Mobility Advocate

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Jesse Cook has been selected as a Social Mobility Advocate for The Bar Council’s ‘I am the Bar‘ campaign. To read the interview in full, in which he talks about what motivated him to pursue a career at the Bar and the obstacles he faced along the […]

News 12th September 2019

Judge rejects Health and Safety sentencing guidelines in a non-registration case

In a case involving a slimming clinic that had traded without being registered with the CQC, the CQC had argued that the Sentencing Council’s ‘Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Definitive Guideline’ should apply. CQC had told District Judge Woollard who was sitting at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court, that two […]

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