Pump Court Chambers


News 30th October 2015

Pump Court recognised in Chambers & Partners

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has once again been recognised as a ‘Leading Set’ within the latest edition of Chambers & Partners, directory to the legal profession. Practitioners have been recommended across a number of practice areas including Crime, Employment, Family and Personal injury. Our level of customer service has also […]

News 27th October 2015

Chambers presents mock trial for Transport industry

Peter Asteris from Chambers recently completed 4 days of presenting a mock trial, after he was asked by Fleet 21 a nationwide firm of Driver Safety Consultants. The trial was presented to E.M. Highway Services who are part of the Kier Construction Group and the delegates were the majority of their 600 drivers. The aim […]

News 12th October 2015

Bankruptcy petition successfully dismissed

Jennifer Lee has been successful in assisting a client in defending a bankruptcy petition brought against her by a major bank. She was victorious in seeking an order for costs against the bank at an interim hearing, which eventually resulted in a very favourable settlement and dismissal of the petition.

News 30th September 2015

Publications & Annoucments: Transport Law

From 1 July 2015 the work of the Transport Tribunal was split. Traffic Commissioners’ work became a part of the Upper Tribunal (UTAAC) and Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency work transferred to the First-tier tribunal in the General Regulatory Chamber (GRC). The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill (HL Bill 23) is a Private […]

News 30th September 2015

Regulatory news update

Government faces fierce opposition from BMA over plans to enforce 7 day working The Government’s manifesto pledge to require GPs to provide 7 day a week access and to increase the number of consultants working at weekends has sparked a furious reaction from the medical profession. The BMA’s Dr Mark Porter castigated the scheme, saying […]

News 29th September 2015

Tony Atkins wins Institute of Leadership & Management National Award

Tony Atkins our Deputy Chief Clerk and Senior Family Clerk, has received an award in this year’s Institute of Leadership & Management Learner of the Year awards in recognition of his achievements in putting his learning into practice. Tony was Highly Commended in the Awards and one of only five award winners worldwide. Tony completed […]

News 17th September 2015

Pump Court improves Legal 500 rankings

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has been recognised as a Leading set within the latest edition of the Legal 500. Practitioners have been recommended across a number of practice areas including Chancery, crime, employment, family, personal injury and clinical negligence and property. We are also pleased to announce the number of members […]

News 1st September 2015

Prioritising the Vulnerable within the Criminal Justice System

The extent to which the Criminal Justice system is changing its priorities with regard to witnesses was highlighted notably in a case in Winchester Crown Court. The case involved a complainant who is a vulnerable witness with mental health difficulties and had been assessed as requiring an intermediary. Despite this having been identified long ago […]

News 1st September 2015

Met Officer successful at Police Appeals Tribunal

Colin Banham has, once more, successfully represented a Metropolitan Police Officer at the Police Appeals Tribunal following an original outcome of dismissal with notice under the Police (Performance) Regulations 2012. Notwithstanding that the officer admitted that his attendance was unsatisfactory at a Stage 3 meeting, it was argued that there had been a material breach […]

News 28th August 2015

Harvey Proctor’s accusers are making sure he will never get a fair trial

Matthew Scott discusses the accusations made against former Tory MP Harvey Proctor and the actions of Exaro News in his latest article for the Telegraph. To read the artcile in full please click here.

News 19th August 2015

The practical impact of the decision in Ilott v Mitson & Ors

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 to much publicity in the media in July. What should practitioners make of it? Victoria Ellis discusses in her latest article for LawSkills. To view the article in full please click here.

News 14th August 2015

IPFD claims and “maintenance” needs – a look at current developments

The concept of maintenance lies at the heart of the Inheritance (Provision for Families and Dependants) Act 1975. For anyone other than a spouse, the standard of financial provision is that which is reasonably required for the Applicant’s maintenance. It is of course a concept which has its roots in matrimonial law and developments in […]

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