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News 26th April 2016

Nigel Pascoe QC successfully defends man accused of attempted murder

A man who admitted punching his former partner while holding a knife has been acquitted of attempted murder and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Michael Kilby entered a guilty plea to the lesser offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm and to a charge of criminal damage during a six day trial at […]

News 25th April 2016

Jennifer Lee obtains substantial Legal Services Provision Order for vulnerable client

Jennifer Lee has recently succeeded in obtaining a substantial Legal Services Provision Order for a vulnerable client in acrimonious family finance proceedings. The order will enable her client to secure vital legal representation in a complex area of law, from the commencement of proceedings through to a final hearing. Without the order, her client’s Article […]

News 21st April 2016

Pump Court Chambers receives ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that we have gained the ISO 9001:2008 certification. An internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), it is the most widely used QMS in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued in 178 countries. This standard is a rigorously controlled quality control system that requires us […]

News 21st March 2016

Colin Banham successfully represents a Metropolitan Police Officer at disciplinary proceedings

Colin Banham represented a Police Constable at a misconduct hearing arising from a breakdown of a relationship. The officer was said to have stolen the credit card details of his ex-partner and used them without her permission. He was also alleged to have used derogatory language in a drunken phone call, which was overheard by […]

News 15th March 2016

Canon Jeremy Pemberton granted leave to appeal

The President of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Mrs Justice Simler D.B.E. granted Canon Jeremy Pemberton leave to appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision in his action against the Right Reverend Richard Inwood, the former acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. Justin Gau, together with Sean Jones QC and Helen Trotter have been instructed by Thomas […]

News 14th March 2016

Colin Banham successfully represents a DCI from the Metropolitan Police at disciplinary proceedings

Colin Banham successfully represented a DCI at a misconduct hearing where the officer faced allegations that he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Equality and Diversity. The officer was alleged to have made sexist and racist comments to junior officers, as well as reducing another officer to […]

News 10th March 2016

Former officer faces substantial sentence

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 […]

News 2nd March 2016

Anne Brown sworn in

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.

News 1st March 2016

Father found guilty of prolonged sexual abuse

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 […]

News 18th February 2016

Claudia Lorenzo

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 […]

News 16th February 2016

New legislation and guidance

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 […]

News 16th February 2016

Father jailed for abandoning 2 year old child

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 […]

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