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News, The Family Law Podcast 14th December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Pension ring-fencing after W v H

In this fascinating Family Law Podcast, Tara Lyons is joined by Caroline Bayliss of Excalibur Actuaries to talk pension ring-fencing following the judgment in W v H [2020] EWFC B10. In particular, in circumstances where HHJ Hess indicated straight line ring-fencing could be unfair, Caroline gives her expert view on alternative methods of ring-fencing and their implications on sharing.   To download […]

News 11th December 2020

R v Shane Mays

James Newton-Price QC and Andrew Houston have successfully prosecuted Shane Mays for the murder of 16 year old Louise Smith who was his wife’s niece. The trial attracted widespread attention in local and national news media. On 8 May 2020, Mays lured Louise to a secluded clearing in the woods near Havant in Hampshire where […]

News 7th December 2020

Pump Court supports Bridging the Bar

Pump Court Chambers is proud to announce our support for Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of equal access to opportunity and diversity at the Bar.   By participating in the Bridging the Bar mini-pupillage scheme, Chambers hopes to better enable aspiring barristers from non-traditional backgrounds to gain the exposure and insight […]

News, Blog 4th December 2020
Siân Beaven

Fit your own mask first: living life at the criminal Bar

We defend fearlessly our clients’ best interests and fight for the underdog every day in court, but neglect to apply that same attitude to ourselves. What is needed to improve the lives of those who seek to stand up for justice and assure the future of the profession? Siân Beaven’s article ‘Fit your own mask: […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 3rd December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Adjourning Capital Claims

Edward Boydell and Cordelia Williams join host Tara Lyons to discuss adjourning capital claims in financial remedy proceedings. They look at a raft of recent decisions with slightly conflicting tests, as well as tracing the history of adjourning capital claims and a curious connection with Pump Court Chambers.     To download please click here. […]

News 25th November 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Diversity at the Criminal Bar

Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been speaking to Martin Bentham of the Evening London Standard about how Diversity at the Criminal Bar has been affected by debt, low fees and the current pandemic. Alejandra is the joint Chair of the Criminal Bar Association’s (CBA) Young Bar Committee and a member of their Social Mobility Committee. To read […]

News 27th October 2020

Ruth Arlow appointed to the Rule Committee of the Church of England

Pump Court Chambers is proud to announce that Ruth Arlow has been appointed to the  Rule Committee of the Church of England. Justin Gau, Team Leader said: “We’re all delighted for Ruth on this thoroughly well-deserved appointment. This appointment along with the teams recent coverage in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners, further highlights Pump Court Chambers as one […]

News 23rd October 2020

James Newton-Price QC prosecutes lockdown murderer

James Newton-Price QC has successfully prosecuted Darren McClean for the murder of an elderly man at his home in the early phase of lockdown. Mr Dennis Kellond, an 88 year old widower, was shielding at home in Godstone, Surrey, on 25 April 2020 when the defendant burgled his house and killed him in a brutal […]

News 22nd October 2020

Chambers and Partners 2021

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to see our hard work and dedication to our clients has been recognised once again within the Chambers and Partners 2021 Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers […]

News 20th October 2020
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures Referral Order in youth robbery sentence

Siân Beaven represented R, a youth, who had pleaded guilty to 5 charges of robbery and 3 charges of attempted robbery at sentence. The client, who had been 13 years old at the time of the offences, had been part of a group that had committed the series of street robberies against other teenage victims. […]

News 18th October 2020

Chambers Welcomes New Pupils

In October 2020, chambers welcomed three new pupils. Ed Wylde is s criminal pupil under the supervision of Peter Asteris. Laura Tilt is a common law pupil, currently in her family seat, under the supervision of Helen Brander and Ulrike Ramsay is our second common law pupil, currently in her family seat, under the supervision […]

News 15th October 2020

Civil, Criminal and Family Practitioners

Join us We are a large, busy, successful common law set of chambers. We have an expanding workload in all areas. We need committed and able practitioners across the board at all levels to take it up. Established over 75 years ago, Pump Court Chambers is one of the leading common law sets at the […]

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