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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in the case of Ilott v Mitson  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.
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 […]