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News 9th March 2020

Dealing with digital fraud in family cases

Helen Brander speaks on dealing with digital fraud in family cases for SG Legal Conferences & Online Learning alongside Bryon James; Expatriate Law and Ben Fearley; 29 Bedford Row.

News 8th March 2020
Tim Akers successfully secures a reduction of sentence in the Court of Appeal

Tim Akers successfully secures a reduction of sentence in the Court of Appeal

Tim Akers recently won an appeal at the Court of Appeal against the sentence imposed on a vulnerable client with a co-morbid diagnosis of Schizoid Personality Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Notwithstanding that permission to appeal had been refused by the Single Judge on the basis that the appeal was “not arguable”, the application was […]

News 6th March 2020

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you?

Join us We are a busy, successful Criminal and Disciplinary & Regulatory Team in a large common law set of chambers. We have a clear surplus of good work. We need committed and enthusiastic practitioners across the board to take it up. Based in the beautiful Cathedral City of Winchester we practise predominantly in Southampton, […]

News 2nd March 2020
Mark Ashley

Mark Ashley successfully represents client accused of Conspiracy to carry out Armed Robbery

Mark Ashley has successfully defended a woman who was one of nine co-defendants charged with Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery. The target premises was Franses Jewelers of Bournemouth and over £650,000 worth of watches and jewellery was taken during the raid in March of 2019.   The gang that carried out the robbery travelled down […]

News 28th February 2020
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Members appear for Prosecution and the Defence in complex child cruelty trial

Sarah Jones QC / Frank Abbott and James Newton-Price QC / Andy Houston appear for the Prosecution and the Defence respectively in a long and complex child cruelty trial at Southampton Crown Court.   Sarah Jones QC and Frank Abbott prosecuted a female defendant who was charged with multiple offences of causing grievous bodily harm […]

News 8th February 2020
Justin Gau successfully defends clergyman charged with misconduct

Justin Gau secures acquittal in gang rape allegation

At 04.00 at the end of July last year C, a woman living in Bethnal Green, telephoned the Police claiming that she had ben orally and vaginally raped by two men of Mediterranean background who had attacked her as she tried to escape their advances in a park. An ABE interview took place later that […]

News 29th January 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra secures not guilty verdicts for unfit defendant charged with sexual assault

Alejandra Llorente Tascon represented H before the Crown Court at Swindon facing charges of sexual assault. It was alleged that H had followed a 15-year old girl on her way to school and while on a small and isolated road, H lifted up the complainant’s school skirt and touched her buttocks. The complainant picked out […]

News 22nd January 2020
Justin Gau successfully defends clergyman charged with misconduct

Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal dismisses claim of adultery and criticises the Clergy Discipline Measure procedure

A Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Chelmsford was convened to deal with an allegation of adultery against the Revd William Bulloch. It was chaired by the Revd and Worshipful Judge Mark Bishop. Counsel for the Respondent was Justin Gau instructed by Edward Henderson of Lee Bolton Monier-Williams. Judgment was handed down on 20th […]

News 13th January 2020

First Junior Clerk – Family

First Junior Clerk – Family Salary – negotiable depending on experience Pump Court Chambers London Deadline: 17th January 2020 12:00 am We require a First Junior Clerk for our specialist family team. The successful candidate will support the senior family clerk with the practice management, business development and marketing of our successful and ambitious team. […]

News 19th December 2019
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Couple who abused vulnerable young boys successfully prosecuted

James Newton-Price QC and Andrew Houston successfully prosecuted a male couple who abused vulnerable young boys at their home in Southampton from 2000 to 2005. The leading defendant received an extended sentence of 23 years for rape and multiple sexual offences, following his conviction after a trial lasting four weeks. He was investigated by the […]

News 17th December 2019
Sarah Jones QC Skyping the Court of Appeal

Sarah Jones QC defending murder suspect

Sarah Jones QC of Pump Court Chambers is currently defending murder suspect Shaun Dyson accused of killing his estranged wife. Mr Dyson, 28,  is accused of killing, Lucy-Anne Rushton by repeatedly stamping and jumping on her at her home in Andover, Hampshire. A jury at Winchester Crown Court heard a tearful Mr Dyson say “I […]

News 27th November 2019

Sean Gentleman shortlisted for Clerk of the Year – Legal 500 Bar Awards 2020

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our Senior Family Clerk, Sean Gentleman has been shortlisted for the Clerk of the Year Award at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020. Over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK took place to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners […]

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