James Newton-Price has successfully prosecuted a former Bedfordshire policeman who ‘trawled’ Facebook to find vulnerable teenage girls for sex. Mohammad Arshad 35, of Luton, groomed underage girls online and pestered them for sex, sometimes paying them, St Albans Crown Court heard. He began abusing girls in 2012 when he was a CCTV operator in Luton […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Anne Brown has been sworn in as a recorder on the Northern Circuit. Ms Brown who has specialised in Criminal law and Courts Martial since being called to the Bar in 2000, was sworn in yesterday at a ceremony at Manchester Crown Court.
Sarah Jones has successfully prosecuted a defendant who has been found guilty of prolonged sexual abuse against his daughter from the age of 9 years’ old for approximately 2 years. The Defendant groomed her by showing her videos from the internet showing sexual activity between adults and young girls before going on to rape her […]
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Claudia Lorenzo. Claudia passed away suddenly on Monday evening following a short illness. This has come as a huge shock to us all. Claudia was treasured in chambers and our sincere condolences go out to her husband and Family. She will be greatly missed. Claudia joined […]
The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory guidance and statutory directions have been reviewed and the new version of these statutory documents went live on 1st January 2016. The statutory provisions require Traffic Commissioners to act under statutory directions of the Senior Traffic Commissioner but only to have regard to the statutory guidance. Where a Traffic Commissioner […]
A drunk father who abandoned his two-year old child in a car park at night has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for Child Cruelty. Neil Schofield, 35, from Weymouth was sentenced at the Crown Court at Dorchester, Richard Tutt, was instructed on behalf of the prosecution. For further details on this story as reported […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Ruth Arlow is to become the next Chancellor of Diocese of Salisbury, she will be sworn on Monday 22nd February 2016. She takes over from HHJ Wiggs who is shortly retiring. The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam said “After a careful search I am […]
Colin Banham has successfully represented a City of London officer facing breaches of the Professional Standards of Behaviour in relation to Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct. The officer was the subject of a Gross Misconduct Hearing following allegations that he used racist language when conducting a stop and search, unlawfully seized […]
James Newton-Price has successfully represented an international container haulage business at a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner. The operator’s licences at sites within the UK was at risk following a vehicle examiner’s inspection, which had revealed significant shortcomings at one of the sites. Through thorough preparation, the respondent was able to answer the criticisms […]
The General Chiropractic Council closed its consultation in December 2015 on new guidelines for registrants on ‘Advertising, Confidentiality, Consent, Duty of Candour, Sexual boundaries and Using Social Media’. After analysing the results, the new guidance is expected to be published later this year. The General Pharmaceutical Council published new guidance ‘Good Decision Making: investigating committee […]
An Appeal concerning an application to extend a supervision order and to enforce a contact order has been dismissed. The court held that the trial judge acted proportionately in limiting the written evidence of the parents and was not wrong in proceeding with the trial in the father’s absence. At a fact finding hearing in […]
As part of our commitment to the local communities we work in, Pump Court Chambers have this year sponsored the Fordingbridge under 12’s Rugby team. The team can be seen in the pictures below following their recent win against local opponents. We wish all the team the best of luck for the coming year.