Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has joined chambers following successful completion of her third six pupillage. Alejandra is building a specialist criminal practise appearing regularly in the Crown Court on behalf of the Defence and the Prosecution. She is regularly instructed in a wide range of offences including serious violence, […]
Managing the expectations of grieving family members regarding the affairs of a loved one is fraught with difficulty. In her latest webinar ‘Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions’, counsel Amy Berry discusses; what to include in a will, what happens to ashes, pets and possessions when there is testacy and/or intestacy and how to […]
James Newton-Price QC has successfully persuaded a Judge not to impose a 30 year minimum term after evidence at the trial cast doubt on the Prosecution case that the incident was a murder for gain or that his client brought the knife to the scene. His client admitted the fatal stabbing but denied that he […]
We are pleased to announce that Chambers have two working Pupils available for court work from 2nd April 2019 Alice Scott Stephanie Painter Chambers are happy to offer the following fixed fees for the Magistrates Court Work. Trial 1 day £175 Trial half day £125 Short hearing including Sentences £75 If you wish to book […]
Pump Court Chambers’ busy criminal team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil to work primarily on the Western Circuit, typically in Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth for six months, with a view to tenancy. We prosecute and defend across all areas of criminal work, including the most serious and complex cases. We are […]
Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC as she leaves Chambers to travel to Westminster, where she will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in today’s ceremony. Pump Court Chambers would like to extend our best wishes to all 108 new silks announced today. For further information, please click here.
Victoria Ellis and Maria Henty were guest speakers at the recent Hampshire YRES Conference on Thursday 28th February at the offices of Paris Smith in Southampton. The talk entitled ‘Expecting the unexpected: What to do when when it doesn’t go to plan’ covered the following topics: Decree Absolute – the unexpected way Where is my […]
Simon Lane has again been successful in the long running commercial landlord and tenant case of Toms v Ruberry  EWCA Civ 128 EWCA Civ 128, this time in the Court of Appeal. After successfully resisting the Landlord’s appeal in the High Court in November 2017, Simon was instructed together with Nick Grundy QC, in […]
Samara Brackley discusses the practical implications of the judgment in In the matter of A and B (Children) , involving cross-applications by a local authority and a journalist concerning the publication of details relating to care proceedings. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Family on 10th January 2019, for a free trial please click here.
Tom Wilkins and Andrew Stone successfully defended their clients in a six-week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Allegations concerned the theft and handling of over £100,000 of firearms belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Firearms dealer Adrian Bull, represented by Tom Wilkins, was acquitted of handling assault rifles at the end of the prosecution case after […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Sarah Jones is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Sarah has made her mark defending and prosecuting in historic multi-complainant sexual abuse cases. She has built a reputation for being fiercely combative with a painstaking approach to disclosure from the outset that lays the groundwork for a forensic […]
James Newton-Price QC and Richard Tutt have successfully prosecuted a mother and her male partner for causing or allowing the death of a 24 day old baby in a case which attracted national media coverage. The child died from a skull fracture and associated brain haemorrhage and was found to have sustained 32 rib fractures […]