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News 26th March 2024
Antonia Ford

Antonia Ford joins the Executive Committee of the Personal Injuries Bar Association

We are delighted to announce that Antonia Ford has joined the Executive Committee of the Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA). Antonia commented: ‘PIBA fulfils an essential role not just by representing practitioners in the field of personal injury litigation, but also by ensuring that the rights of personal injury litigants is at the forefront of […]

News, Past Events, Webinar Archive 26th March 2024

Military Pensions Webinar

  Programme Chair’s welcome/introduction: Mark Hood, Associate Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector, Goughs Solicitors ‘Solicitor’s eye view’: Mark Hood (slides) Ensuring the scheme breakdown is understood on first interview; what do they have Drafting PSOs to 2 decimal points Immediate pensions v EDP payments and the ages that the pension credit member can […]

News 22nd March 2024
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Tim Broom joins Pump Court as Second Junior Civil Clerk

We are delighted to welcome Tim Broom, who joins our civil clerking team. As the Second Junior Civil Clerk, Tim plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of chambers and is responsible for diary and practice management across all civil areas, with a special emphasis on the regulatory team. His duties include the fair […]

News 11th March 2024

Family Law Journal publishes Shona Love’s article on Domestic Abuse tactics in the Family Court 2024

Shona’s contribution highlights the abuse tactics used by perpetrators in family law proceedings and examines how the family courts are navigating cases involving domestic abuse. The article will consider new legislation (Domestic Abuse Act 2021) together with recent case law and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s July 2023 report; ‘The Family Court and domestic abuse: achieving […]

News, Blog 8th March 2024
Imogen Robins

International Women’s Day 2024 – Legally Flushed Newsletter

Dear Legally Flushed Community, As we celebrate International Women’s Day #Inspireinclusion, I thought I would send our first newsletter. It has been a remarkable year for Legally Flushed. As we all know, Legally Flushed stands as a testament to our shared commitment to enhancing the professional lives of women and their allies. Our driving force […]

News, Blog 4th March 2024

Secondary victim claims following Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Paul and another v Royal Wolverhampton[1] has, by a majority, but with a persuasive dissenting judgment from Lord Burrows, considerably reduced the pool of individuals who can bring their own claim as a ‘secondary victim’ in medical negligence cases. The Court ultimately determined that an accident, or […]

News 4th March 2024

Gaylene Coles joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Gaylene Coles has joined as a tenant in the criminal team, effective Monday 4th March 2024. Gaylene was called to the Bar in 2023 having previously qualified as a solicitor in 2011. Since 2019, Gaylene appeared as a Higher Court Advocate appearing daily in Crown Court. In […]

News 19th February 2024

Elizabeth Spence appointed a Deputy District Judge

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Spence has been appointed a Deputy District Judge, sitting on the South Eastern Circuit. This is a part-time appointment and Elizabeth will continue to practise as a barrister. Elizabeth is well known for her representation of clients in financial proceedings which involve complicated business arrangements or inherited assets. […]

News 13th February 2024
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven successfully defends Nurse in multi-registrant NMC case

Siân was instructed by Rebecca Austin of the RCN to represent one of three nurses before the NMC. The three registrants faced the same, single charge involving the restraint or inappropriate contact with a terminally ill patient during his final admission to hospital. During a 3-week hearing, Siân cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable complainant […]

News, Blog 13th February 2024
Antonia Ford

When is relief not relief?

Relief from Sanctions applications continue to take up a disproportionate amount of court time both in the lower Courts and on appeal. It is rare for a week to go by without some aspect of CPR 3.9 and Denton and others v TH White Ltd and another [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (Denton) being the subject […]

News 6th February 2024

Nazmeen Imambaccus successfully defends Registrant Nurse at the NMC

Nazmeen was instructed by Emma Davies at the RCN to represent a registrant nurse at the NMC. The nurse faced a number of charges including one of a sexual nature, all of which was denied. During a 7-day hearing, Nazmeen cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable witness. Her submissions before the panel at the Fact […]

News 29th January 2024

Tom Wright joins Pump Court Chambers

We are very pleased to announce that Tom Wright has joined as a tenant in our criminal team, effective Monday 29th January 2024. Tom has practised almost entirely in Criminal Law throughout his career. In his early years at the bar, Tom undertook some housing and licensing cases and represented indeterminate sentence and life prisoners […]

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