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News 22nd October 2018

Amelia Sugden joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Amelia Sugden, formerly of 1 Hare Court, has accepted an offer of tenancy at Pump Court Chambers. Amelia was called to the bar in 2006 and specialises in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 and Private Law Children. Amy joins at an exciting time for Chambers following our recent Family […]

News 19th October 2018

Maria Henty to speak at AstenJ Family Law Conference

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Maria Henty will be speaking at the forthcoming AstenJ Family Law Conference on Saturday 27th October 2018 at BPP University, 68-70 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4NY. Ms Henty will be covering the area: Financial Remedies, this will be followed by a Q&A session. The event will provide valuable and in-depth […]

News 10th October 2018

Peter Asteris and Tim Akers secure acquittals after five-month fraud trial at Southampton Crown Court

Peter Asteris and Tim Akers secured the acquittal of a client of all offences charged in the longest-running trial that has taken place at Southampton Crown Court. Over the course of five months, eleven defendants were on trial for charges of conspiracy to defraud and fraud in a Trading Standards prosecution that arose out of […]

News 9th October 2018

Successful dismissal in the Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2127

Acting on behalf of the respondent father and local authority respectively, counsel John Ker-Reid and Maria Gallagher of Pump Court Chambers, have successfully sought the dismissal of an appeal in the above case. The appeal brought by the mother, related to a decision given by Recorder Miller in July 2018 following a 5 day fact-finding […]

News 28th September 2018

Susan Campbell QC to speak at Children Law Conference

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to annouce that Susan Campbell QC will be speaking at the forthcoming White Paper Public Children Law Conference on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at The Caledonian Club, London, SW1X 7DR. Ms Campbell QC will be covering the topic of Adoption: ‘What are the unresolved issues – both legal and practical – of […]

News 4th September 2018

Pump Court Chambers shortlisted for Family Law Chambers of the Year – London

We are pleased to announce that the Family Team at Pump Court Chambers have been shortlisted in the 2018 ‘Family Law Chambers of the year – London’ category. The awards recognises lawyers for their exceptional contribution to family law and will be presented at the 8th annual Family Law Awards on Wednesday 28 November at the Ballroom […]

News 3rd September 2018

Driving instructor allowed to continue working after using mobile

Mark Ruffell has successfully appealed on behalf of a Driving Instructor who had been declared to be not a fit and proper person to be an instructor following receiving 6 penalty points for using his mobile telephone whilst instructing. The Registrar of Driving Instructors ordinarily seeks to remove an instructor from the register of approved […]

News 20th July 2018

Client cleared of Basingstoke park death

James Newton-Price QC successfully defended his client who was charged with the murder of a drug dealer working for a London drugs network, following a trial lasting 3 weeks at Winchester Crown Court. The case concerned the fatal  stabbing of a man in a local park in February. The Jury returned Not Guilty Verdicts on […]

News 12th July 2018

Advocacy Plus – A Guide for Young Advocates

Pump Court is proud to announce, Nigel Pascoe QC, senior member of Chambers, has had his most recent work ‘Advocacy Plus, A Guide for Young Advocates‘ published. Sir John Royce, Former Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit has written a Preface, including “Any aspiring advocate should read and learn from this excellent practical guide.” ‘Advocacy Plus, A Guide […]

News 6th June 2018

The Deterrent Effect

Writing for Counsel Magazine, Jesse Cook discusses how knife culture is so engrained in some communities that only more severe punishment will actually see it ‘stamped out’. This article was first published in Counsel Magazine June 2018, to read in full please click here.

News 5th June 2018

Reasonable expectation of privacy

A former police officer advised by Christopher Wilkins has obtained an interim High Court injunction restraining the BBC programme Panorama from broadcasting footage of him described by the judge as selective and very invasive. The judge found that he had shown a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to his genuine and sincere attempts to […]

News 23rd May 2018

Further statement regarding criminal legal aid funding reforms

Barristers at Pump Court Chambers have decided not to accept legally aided instructions that are returned from other barristers or other chambers with effect from 25 May 2018. This action (No Returns) is in addition to refusing new instructions in cases in which the Representation Order is dated 1st April 2018 or later. We are […]

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