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News 2nd July 2020
Henry Hawkesworth

Henry Hawkesworth joins Pump Court

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Henry Hawkesworth has joined Pump Court Chambers after successful completion of his third six pupillage following a period as a tenant in a leading set of common law chambers in the North East of England. Called to the Bar in 2018, he has developed a mixed common […]

News 29th June 2020

Alexander v Archibald & Archibald

Simon Lane successfully represented the Respondents (Brenda and John Archibald) before Mr Justice Fancourt, in a decision that was handed down by the High Court today. The decision is a useful authority for where property has been placed into joint names on a particular basis/ agreement and the survivor refuses honour this on the death […]

News 22nd June 2020

Heather Platt successful in discrimination claim for autistic Lecturer

Heather Platt successfully represented the Claimant at the London Central Employment Tribunal in her claims of discrimination arising from disability and constructive unfair dismissal. The Claimant has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (“ASD” formerly known as Asperger’s) and anxiety and depression.   The Tribunal held that: The Claimant’s managers were aware that she had a difficult home […]

News 18th June 2020

Health and Safety in the Workplace during a Global Pandemic

Employers are grappling with the new normal as we slowly emerge from lockdown. This is an overview of employees’ rights and employer’s responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace and a section of the Employment Rights Act 1996 that has been waiting for its moment in the sun. The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires […]

News 12th June 2020
Jack Rundall

Jack Rundall appointed to sit on Resolution’s Publications Board

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jack Rundall has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Publications Board.  The Publications Board delivers Resolution’s publishing strategy by identifying topics for publications that add value for members and approaches contributors, authors and technical experts.

News 5th June 2020
The London Legal Support Trust

10,000 Steps for Justice

Despite the postponement of the London Legal Walk due to COVID-19, Pump Court Chambers will still be marking Monday 8th June with a virtual 10,000 Steps for Justice, before coming together in solidarity and support for frontline free legal advice services at the main walk in October. The virus is creating an urgent and unprecedented […]

News 2nd June 2020
Jonathan Cue Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims

Western Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims

To access the Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims that have been agreed by all three DCJs for the courts on the Western Circuit please click here. It provides important guidance on the use of remote hearings and within it are new protocols for fast and multi-track Trials between the 1st June & 1st October 2020. […]

News 21st May 2020
Naomi Gyane successful in the Court of Appeal

Naomi Gyane successful in the Court of Appeal

Congratulations to our Naomi Gyane on her success in the Court of Appeal this month. Ms Gyane’s client had been sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to 12 months immediate custody further to pleading guilty to a Sexual Assault. Ms Gyane was successful on all five of her grounds of Appeal, which included the argument that delays in […]

News 15th May 2020
Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Judgment was handed down today (15 May 2020) in the case of Morton v Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau for whom Gary has acted throughout, instructed by Laurence Dunn of DC Commercial. The original Tribunal dismissed the Claimant’s assertions re the scope of her asserted disability and that Judgment was upheld by Lavender J in the […]

News 15th May 2020
Mark Ruffell has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester

Mark Ruffell has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester

The Ecclesiastical Law team is delighted to announce that Mark Ruffell has been appointed to be Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester. He remains Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester. This appointment highlights Pump Court Chambers as one of the pre-eminent Ecclesiastical Law sets in the country. For further information on Mark’s practice or […]

News 14th May 2020

Siân Beaven joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Siân Beaven has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Siân is a specialist criminal practitioner, she has developed a practice prosecuting and defending in all areas of general crime.  Siân also accepts instructions in professional disciplinary matters, appearing regularly before the NMC on behalf of registrants. She has also developed a practice in prison law, […]

News 12th May 2020

Aurora New Dawn Initiative

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce a new initiative supporting the work of Aurora New Dawn, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence. Since 2011, Aurora New Dawn has offered safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. It offers a wide […]

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