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News 9th February 2016

Operator’s Licence Saved

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 […]

News 1st February 2016

Healthcare regulators – new publications and legislation

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 […]

News 26th January 2016

Appeal successfully dismissed – Re W-M (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1201

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 […]

News 19th January 2016

Chambers supports local rugby team

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.

News 19th January 2016

NHS prosecuted following death of 82 year old man on a mobility scooter

The NHS has been fined £40,000 after an 82-year-old man riding a mobility scooter fell 12ft to his death when a barrier on an elevated walkway collapsed. Benjamin Withers was visiting Fareham Health Centre, Hampshire, when his scooter collided with a wooden weather screen placed around the main entrance. The crash caused a section to […]

News 15th December 2015

Suicide verdict successfully resisted on behalf of the family of the man who once held the record for flying around the world solo

A Jury has recorded a narrative verdict following an Inquest into the death of an experienced pilot last year. Muhammad Naviede, 60 from Regent’s Park London was piloting a PA-38 Tomahawk aircraft when it spun out of control and crashed in a field in Buckinghamshire in August 2014. Mr Naviede, was an experienced pilot who […]

News 11th December 2015

Grandparents blocked from adopting grandchild

The grandparents of a three-year-old girl who lost their application to appeal to apply to care for their granddaughter are making a fresh fight to avoid her being placed with prospective adopters. An application for permission to apply for a special guardianship order and permission to apply to revoke a placement order will be heard before […]

News 9th December 2015

Deprivation of Liberty of Children under Local Authority Responsibility

In A Local Authority v D & Ors [2015] EWHC 3125 (Fam), Keehan J gave useful guidance in an area of law which many family practitioners may not have considered. Where a child is under the local authority’ responsibility, can that local authority authorise the placement of the child in a setting which amounts to […]

News 7th December 2015

Key tax changes announced in the Finance Acts 2015

Since April 2015 the sale of residential property in the United Kingdom owned by non-UK domiciled individuals can generate a tax charge. In the summer the government published the Summer Finance Bill 2015 which also proposes key changes to the inheritance tax regime applicable to many non-UK residents. These changes, together with forthcoming changes to the […]

News 25th November 2015

Matthew Scott wins ‘Independent Blogger of the Year’ award

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Matthew Scott has won ‘Independent Blogger of the Year’ at the 2015 Comment Awards. The Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s finest and most influential print and online commentators and their editors, Mr Scott site has received  wide spread acclaim and popularity for […]

News 23rd November 2015

Social workers found to have ‘altered report’ and ‘lied in Court’

A court has heard how senior social workers altered a report and lied under oath in order to create a “wholly negative” picture of a couple, in order to substantially improve the local authority’s case for removal of the children, probably permanently. Judge Mark Horton, sitting in Portsmouth, said the five children aged between one […]

News 17th November 2015

Cohabiting Divorcees: to bar or not to bar?

Any practitioners in the field of inheritance or family finance will be familiar with the standard term that forms part of a clean break in a divorce financial settlement; namely that the parties cannot claim against the estate of the other. However a recent case has challenged the widespread belief that such a bar is […]

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