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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 […]

News 26th November 2019

Woman avoids jail for attempting to blackmail Premier League footballer

A woman who was filmed in bed with a cheating Premier League footballer has avoided jail, having attempted to blackmail him. The footballer, who has lifelong anonymity, requested that Natalie Wood, 28, send him sexual videos, before arranging to meet her in a hotel. A plan was then hatched for two men to burst in […]

News 21st November 2019
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra Llorente Tascon elected to Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been elected to the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee. The Executive Committee was formed to represent the views and interests of the practising members of the Criminal Bar in England and Wales. Alejandra will take her role from January 2020, for further information […]

News 15th November 2019
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee appointed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The nationwide committee was formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the Resolution Group, which represents thousands of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a […]

News 13th November 2019
James Byrne on The practical application of Practice Direction 51Z; Issues that may arise

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. He also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 11th October 2019

‘A great set, with top-notch barristers and client service levels to match’ Chambers & Partners 2020

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that we have once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the 2020 edition of Chambers & Partners legal directory. Members have been recommended across several practice areas including Family, Crime, Employment and Ecclesiastical law. Coverage of our Band 1 Family team states chambers as “A great set, […]

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