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News 29th January 2024

Maria Henty acts for respondent mother in complex private children proceedings – K v Y [2023] EWFC 262 (B)

Maria was instructed by Ciara Pugh and Vanessa Friend, and assisted at court by Pooja Patel of Stowe Family Law (London office). Maria represented the respondent mother. The parties were in a same sex relationship and the subject child was the respondent mother’s biological child. The applicant mother had been afforded parental responsibility, by consent, […]

News 29th January 2024

Fergus McCombie joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted that Fergus McCombie has joined as a tenant, effective immediately. Fergus specialises in employment law and commercial litigation, with additional expertise in cyber, technology and data cases. His practice spans the full range of employment matters, from statutory tribunal claims for dismissal, detriment or discrimination, through to High Court business […]

News 26th January 2024

Catherine Gee appointed to All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Separation

We are very pleased to announce that Catherine Gee has been appointed an adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Separation, at the invitation of Nav Mirza, Dads Unlimited. The purpose of the APPG is to promote education and changes to the law and practice relating to separating parents and the welfare of […]

News, Podcasts 25th January 2024

Compulsory ADR in Civil Disputes?

Host Timothy Salisbury is joined by Antonia Ford to discuss mediation in the context of civil litigation. They also discuss the recent case of James Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416 in which the Court of Appeal confirmed that the civil courts have the power to stay proceedings and require the […]

News 23rd January 2024

Child maintenance in the Family Court

This article by Mark Ablett considers the current state of play in relation to child maintenance in the Family Court following Mostyn J’s judgment in James v Seymour [2023] EWHC 844 (Fam) and the creation of his ‘Adjusted Formula Methodology’. The article touches on when the Family Court has jurisdiction at all, versus the usual […]

News 23rd January 2024

Peter Asteris to take up academic post at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy

Peter Asteris will take up an academic post at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA), training the next generation of young advocates from February. The ICCA is the education and training division of The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC). It is a not-for-profit organisation providing education, guidance and coordination in relation […]

News 19th January 2024

Edward Boydell to be appointed King’s Counsel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted and very proud to announce that Edward Boydell has been appointed King’s Counsel in the 2023 competition. Edward will be officially sworn in at the Appointments Ceremony on 18th March 2024. Edward is head of Pump Court’s Family Finance team and is highly experienced in all aspects of family law, but […]

News, Podcasts 18th January 2024

Cohabitation Law Reform

Host Mark Ablett is joined by Graeme Fraser (BBS Law) and Victoria Clarke (Elite Law) to discuss Resolution’s Vision for Family Justice, in particular those elements affecting cohabiting couples. Both Graeme and Victoria sit on the Resolution Cohabitation Committee and it will quickly become apparent to listeners what they think of the current state of […]

News 15th January 2024

Shona Love and Annabel Hazlitt appointed to CPS Advocate Panel List

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Shona Love and Annabel Hazlitt are both listed as Level 2 for general crime on the CPS Advocate Panel List. Shona Love accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ expertise and is developing a broad mixed practice. Before coming to the Bar, Shona spent several years as […]

News 20th December 2023
Chambers Christmas Opening Hours

Pump Court Chambers’ Christmas Opening Hours

Season’s Greetings from everyone at Pump Court Chambers. Please note our opening hours over the festive period will be: Monday 25th December – Bank Holiday (closed) Tuesday 26th December – Bank Holiday (closed) Wednesday 27th December – 9am to 4pm Thursday 28th December – 9am to 4pm Friday 29th December – 9am to 4pm Monday […]

News, Podcasts 18th December 2023

Personal Injury and Injury to Feelings in the Employment Tribunal

This Episode, Louisa Simpson speaks with Pump Court’s Emma Sole about all things Personal Injury in the Employment Tribunal. Topics include in what circumstances one might consider seeking damages for PI in the ET (and not the civil courts), the cross-over with Injury to Feelings awards, medical evidence, directions and case management. Whilst this podcast […]

News 18th December 2023

Louisa Simpson secures finding of no dishonesty and no impairment for nurse in NMC proceedings

It’s been a busy and successful couple of weeks for Pump Court Chambers and the RCN at the NMC. Louisa Simpson was instructed by Emma Davies of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to represent a registrant nurse in an 8-day trial before her regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The Registrant admitted charges […]


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