Pump Court Chambers


News 13th July 2023

Pump Court Chambers and Penny Howe KC shortlisted in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers and Penny Howe KC have been shortlisted in the Family Law Set of the Year and Family Law Silk of the Year categories in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2023. The awards are determined on The Legal 500’s market-leading independent research, conducted by over 20 […]

News 4th July 2023

James Newton-Price KC prosecutes triple murderer: life imprisonment with minimum of 40 years

James Newton-Price KC prosecuted a triple murderer for killing his wife and two children. The Defendant, Saju Chelavalel, aged 52, killed his wife, aged 35, and his son, aged 6, and daughter, aged 4, in their home in Kettering on the night of 14-15 December 2022. He strangled his wife with a dressing gown cord […]

News 30th June 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Changes to our DX Exchange service

Please note that as of 30th June 2023, Pump Court Chambers will no longer accept deliveries through the DX Exchange at any of our offices. You may continue to send us deliveries and post through Royal Mail or via couriers to our addresses below: London Chambers: 3 Pump Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7AJ Winchester Chambers: […]

News, Blog 29th June 2023
James Byrne on The practical application of Practice Direction 51Z; Issues that may arise

The transit of Venus – costs budgeting, is what you’re billing for really progressing the litigation?

The recent decision of Hadley v Przybylo (2023) EWHC 1392 (KB) gives practitioners a steer on what a court is likely to consider what costs cannot form part of a budget. The issue here was not the principle of whether a proportion of the costs in issue were unreasonable or proportionate but whether they were […]

News 28th June 2023
Jennifer Lee

Supreme Court has handed down its Judgment in Unger and another (in substitution for Hasan) v Ul-Hasan (deceased and another) [2023] UKSC 22

The Supreme Court has today handed down its Judgment in Unger and another (in substitution for Hasan) v Ul-Hasan (deceased and another) [2023] UKSC 22. W’s appeal was unanimously dismissed, with the Supreme Court deciding that W’s unadjudicated Part III claim did not survive the death of the H. Read a short summary of this […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 27th June 2023

Imposter Syndrome

Coach and facilitator Samantha Hawkins joins host Mark Ablett to talk about the oft-heard but less understood concept of Imposter Syndrome. The podcast looks at whether it is even a syndrome and some of the wider causes which may impact on those feelings in the individual. Samantha then gives some invaluable practical pointers for dealing […]

News, Blog 21st June 2023
Oliver Foy

Hudson v Hathway in the Court of Appeal

Introduction In an earlier article, I argued (along with many others) that Kerr J was wrong to find that detrimental reliance was not a prerequisite for a common intention constructive trust where property is in joint names. Ironically, a case which hinged entirely on a constructive trust at trial and at the first appeal did […]

News 21st June 2023
Mark Ruffell

Mark Ruffell successful at the Care Standards Tribunal

Mark Ruffell has successfully represented an independent patient transport provider at the Care Standard Tribunal. The case has been reported in HSJ and can be accessed here (subscription required). Mark Ruffell is head of Pump Court Chambers’ Regulatory and Disciplinary Team. For further information on Mark’s practice or to instruct him, please contact Tony Atkins, […]

News, Webinar Archive 20th June 2023
Cordelia Williams

Re-marriage: avoiding the elephant trap

Watch the recording of the Class Legal webinar ‘Re-marriage: avoiding the elephant trap’ first broadcast on Friday 16th June 2023, with speakers: Cordelia Williams, Barrister at Pump Court Chambers and Claire Howard, Associate Solicitor at Raydens. In this webinar, Cordelia and Claire presented a practical guide to the law of second marriages/divorces and ensuring clients […]

News 20th June 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

S (A Child) [2023] EWCA Civ 706

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in S (A Child) [2023] EWCA Civ 706, in which a biological father without parental responsibility appealed against the decision to refuse his application to be joined as a party to care proceedings in relation to his son (‘S’). The appeal was allowed on all grounds and […]

News, Blog 19th June 2023

The Interplay between the Equality Act 2010 and the use of AI in Recruitment

There are numerous ways in which AI is revolutionising the job market and our workplaces. None more so than the recruitment process, with a growing number of employers using software to sift through applications and to identify the best possible candidates. But there are potential pitfalls for those who seek to streamline their hiring process, […]

News 14th June 2023

Louisa Simpson authorised to take Direct Access clients

Louisa Simpson has qualified and been authorised by the Bar Council to accept instructions directly from members of the public (“Direct Access”). If you need legal advice or representation in the courts or tribunals, it is possible to directly contact Louisa to work with you under the direct access scheme, enabling you to instruct Louisa […]

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