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News 13th December 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures finding of no impairment for Registrant at NMC

Siân, instructed by Emma Davies of the RCN, secured a finding of no impairment for a Registrant (R) at a Fitness to Practice hearing. The Registrant accepted the charges against her, which were found proved by admission. The charges related to a single shift during which she failed to conduct two hourly observations and failed […]

News 13th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

James Wackett joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce that James Wackett has joined chambers as Senior Civil Clerk. James will lead the Civil Clerking team and will ultimately be responsible for the strategic planning, development and growth of all civil practices across chambers. James has gained over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry, working […]

News 11th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Several members of chambers re-graded on CPS Advocate Panel List

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce the following members of the criminal team have been re-graded on the CPS Advocate Panel List: Ellie Fargin – Level 4 general crime panel Siân Beaven – Level 2 general crime panel and appointed to Extradition panel (Level 2) Stephanie Painter – Level 3 general crime panel […]

News, Blog 7th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

The Devil is in the Detail: A Summary Examination of the Consequences of Clerical Errors in the Magistrates’ Court Following the Case of R v Clark [2023] EWCA Crim 309

The Court of Appeal (CA) in R v Clark [2023] EWCA Crim 309 was faced with what seemed to be a fairly trivial issue – what happens when a clerical issue occurs on the Sending Sheet in the Magistrates’ Court (MC)? In Clark, the appellant was charged with two either-way offences, namely, ABH and breach […]

News, Blog 6th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Does the on-going COVID pandemic raise issues under the Equality Act 2010?

NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. All cases turn on their facts, and none of the below commentary is a substitute for formal legal advice. This post is concerned with the obligations which potentially fall on employers, schools, hospitals, universities, etc. insofar as they relate to the on-going pandemic. Note that […]

News 5th December 2023

Catherine Hirst joins Pump Court as a door tenant

We are very pleased to welcome Catherine Hirst as a door tenant. Catherine is an experienced public law advocate, with an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of Local Authority work, having on an almost daily basis dealt with urgent, short notice hearings. Catherine prides herself on being able to build strong rapports with both professional […]

News 4th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

New Practitioner Series – Season 2

We are pleased to launch season 2 of our New Practitioner Series of webinars, which are aimed at practitioners 0-3 years qualified. It includes a range of bite-sized webinars on matters of procedure and law and is designed to be used as training and library resource for practitioners as they navigate their case-loads. The topics […]

News 1st December 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures acquittal in s.20 GBH case

Siân, instructed by Emily Alexander of Roach Pittis solicitors, secured an acquittal for her client after a 2 day trial. The crown’s case relied entirely on CCTV of the incident. The defendant, who was of good character, accepted punching the complainant who landed and sustained a serious head injury however, he stated he did so […]

News 1st December 2023

Jack Nicholls joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court is delighted to welcome Jack Nicholls as a tenant, effective Friday 1st December. Jack will join the Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Inquests and Inquiries teams. Jack specialises in complex and high value personal injury and clinical negligence cases with a particular focus on public transport, logistics and rail claims. He acts for […]

News, Podcasts 30th November 2023

Disclosure in inquests

This episode, Timothy Salisbury speaks to Pump Court’s Shona Love about disclosure in inquests, including how coroners approach sensitive and classified material. Shona has just returned from a secondment working for HM Senior Coroner for the Inner South District of Greater London. To get in touch with us, for any feedback, queries or suggestions of […]

News 28th November 2023
Ruba Huleihel

Ruba Huleihel elected to CBA Executive Committee

Following the recent elections, Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Ruba Huleihel will join the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee as an under seven years’ call representative from January 2024. Ruba joins other Pump Court CBA committee members Ellie Fargin and Stephanie Painter. The CBA Executive Committee meets once a month to discuss […]

News 27th November 2023

Rebecca Fairbairn secures acquittal for a Defendant charged with rape

The Defendant was accused of following the Complainant around a nightclub, whilst showing them unwanted attention. The pair were then seen leaving the club in the early hours of the morning and proceeded to a secluded spot, where the prosecution alleged the rape took place. The Crown’s case relied heavily on CCTV from within the […]


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