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News, Blog 15th March 2021
Jennifer Lee

The perils of contested divorce proceedings

As many practitioners will be aware, defended divorce cases are rare. According to a recent study by the Nuffield Foundation,  “No Contest: Defended Divorce in England & Wales”, formally defended divorces account for less than one percent of divorces each year in England & Wales. ‘The perils of contested divorce proceedings’ written by Jennifer Lee, […]

News, Blog 12th March 2021
Mark Ruffell

Fire Safety Fine Reduced on Appeal

At Cardiff Crown Court on 26 February 2021, Farrington Care Homes Limited (Farrington) successfully appealed the record-breaking fine imposed on them by a District Judge, with a reduction of nearly £125,000, for breaches of the Fire Safety Order (the Order) at Hillcroft Residential Care Home (Hillcroft) in Cardiff. The decision of the Court shows the […]

News 11th March 2021

Former lecturer secures £168,000 payout

A former university lecturer represented by Heather Platt has been awarded £168,000 at remedy hearing before the Central London Employment Tribunal.  Heather was instructed by Mohamed Bangura of Neal Turke Rochfort solicitors. They have worked together on numerous cases over 20 years. The award was made to Elizabeth Aylott, a former lecturer at BPP law […]

News 6th March 2021

Ruth Arlow appointed Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of London

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Ruth Arlow has been appointed to the Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of London. Ruth is an experienced ecclesiastical lawyer and will take up her position at the beginning of March 2021. Justin Gau, Team Leader said: “This is a brilliant and well-deserved appointment. I have no doubt that […]

News 3rd March 2021
Nigel Pascoe QC

Public Hearings starting in the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Investigation

Nigel Pascoe QC will be the Chair of the independent panel carrying out the Stage 2 Review into Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. This follows his Stage 1 Report, published in February 2020, in which he recommended a public second stage. Alice Scott has been involved in this investigation since the beginning and holds the […]

News 25th February 2021

Improper non-disclosure of a Complainant’s medical records

1. Scenario A Complainant (“C”) refuses to consent to his GP providing the Crown with medical records. The Defendant (“D”) has requested disclosure of these records, on the understanding that C has a history of prolonged substance abuse and mental health concerns. C has also indicated that he believes information within the records is detrimental […]

News 24th February 2021
Hilary Lennox

Hilary Lennox elected to Child Abduction Lawyers Association Executive Committee

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Hilary Lennox has been elected to the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA) Executive Committee. CALA was formed into 2014  by specialist solicitors, barristers, academics and others with an interest in this area of law.   CALA aims are to:  1. Formalise the network of child abduction lawyers throughout the UK and abroad; […]

News 23rd February 2021
Sarah Jones QC

Sarah Jones QC and Peter Asteris prosecute county lines drugs murder

Sarah Jones Q.C. and Peter Asteris prosecuted the murder of Taylor Williams. Williams was an 18 year old man who was the victim of a stabbing during a robbery which arose due to a County Lines drugs dispute. The trial involved 3 Defendants, Olamide Soyege who was convicted of murder, conspiracy to rob and robbery […]

News 22nd February 2021

Catherine Ellis joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Ellis has joined Pump Court Chambers. Catherine was called to bar in 2003 and is an expert in all areas of Family law. She has a wealth of experience in public law family matters, acting for parents, guardians and local authorities alike and has appeared in complex care […]

News 10th February 2021
Naomi Gyane

Claimant is awarded over £140,000 for indirect age discrimination and unfair dismissal

Naomi Gyane has successfully represented the Claimant in her Tribunal claim for indirect age discrimination and unfair dismissal. The Claimant worked as a teacher in an independent co-educational prep school. She worked for the school for 17 years. The school introduced a new requirement that all teachers needed to obtain a degree or a Level […]

News 29th January 2021
Justin Gau

Justin Gau instructed to object to the removal of the Tobias Rustat Memorial from Jesus College, Cambridge

31 alumni of Jesus College, Cambridge have instructed Justin Gau to object to a petition for a Faculty for the removal of a memorial to Tobias Rustat from the college chapel. The memorial was created by Grinling Gibbons and is regarded as one of the most important pieces of funerary art in the country. Tobias Rustat […]

News 27th January 2021

Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa Virtual Conference

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN will be speaking at the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) forthcoming Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa virtual conference on Friday 5th February 2021. Mr Nsugbe QC will be part of a panel discussing ‘Resolving family law disputes: litigation, arbitration, mediation and other […]

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