Pump Court Chambers’ busy criminal team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil to work primarily on the Western Circuit, typically in Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth for six months, with a view to tenancy. We prosecute and defend across all areas of criminal work, including the most serious and complex cases. We are […]
Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC as she leaves Chambers to travel to Westminster, where she will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in today’s ceremony. Pump Court Chambers would like to extend our best wishes to all 108 new silks announced today. For further information, please click here.
Victoria Ellis and Maria Henty were guest speakers at the recent Hampshire YRES Conference on Thursday 28th February at the offices of Paris Smith in Southampton. The talk entitled ‘Expecting the unexpected: What to do when when it doesn’t go to plan’ covered the following topics: Decree Absolute – the unexpected way Where is my […]
Simon Lane has again been successful in the long running commercial landlord and tenant case of Toms v Ruberry  EWCA Civ 128 EWCA Civ 128, this time in the Court of Appeal. After successfully resisting the Landlord’s appeal in the High Court in November 2017, Simon was instructed together with Nick Grundy QC, in […]
Samara Brackley discusses the practical implications of the judgment in In the matter of A and B (Children) , involving cross-applications by a local authority and a journalist concerning the publication of details relating to care proceedings. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Family on 10th January 2019, for a free trial please click here.
Tom Wilkins and Andrew Stone successfully defended their clients in a six-week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Allegations concerned the theft and handling of over £100,000 of firearms belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Firearms dealer Adrian Bull, represented by Tom Wilkins, was acquitted of handling assault rifles at the end of the prosecution case after […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Sarah Jones is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Sarah has made her mark defending and prosecuting in historic multi-complainant sexual abuse cases. She has built a reputation for being fiercely combative with a painstaking approach to disclosure from the outset that lays the groundwork for a forensic […]
James Newton-Price QC and Richard Tutt have successfully prosecuted a mother and her male partner for causing or allowing the death of a 24 day old baby in a case which attracted national media coverage. The child died from a skull fracture and associated brain haemorrhage and was found to have sustained 32 rib fractures […]
Westminster City Council v The Zoological Society of London [ZSL] On 22nd October 2018 ZSL was fined a total of £40,000 with costs of £8000 for failing to ensure the safety of an employee, and linked, failing to have in place adequate a risk assessment. On 16th July 2016 a keeper using a step ladder […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners legal directory. Members have been recommended across a number of practice areas including Crime, Ecclesiastical, Family/Matrimonial and Employment with a number of improvements within individual rankings. Coverage of our […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has been ranked again as a leading set within the latest edition of the Legal 500 and we are pleased to be recognised for our ‘broad range of talent’. We have enhanced our number of recognised practitioners by 4 and now have a total number of […]
We are delighted to announce that Amelia Sugden, formerly of 1 Hare Court, has accepted an offer of tenancy at Pump Court Chambers. Amelia was called to the bar in 2006 and specialises in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 and Private Law Children. Amy joins at an exciting time for Chambers following our recent Family […]