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.
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 […]
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 […]
In the second of a two-part article on the rise and legal status of McKenzie Friends (MFs), Jennifer Lee, counsel for the applicant in the case LFL v LSL, presents practical tips for working with them, and discusses the calls for tighter rules on their powers. This article first featured in the April 2018 edition of Resolution’s gazette, […]
Claire Fox of Pump Court Chambers looks at the practical implications of this decision. Family analysis: The Court of Appeal considered that all of the options available to the court had not been exhausted in a case where a kinship carer required support from the local authority. To read the article in full which was […]
A clergy discipline tribunal considered a complaint made by a clergy man (‘Rev C’) against another clergyman (‘Rev R’) during a hearing from the 12th to the 14th March. The allegations were: That the conduct of the respondent, the Reverend “R” was unbecoming or inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy […]
Members of Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Atkins as Senior Clerk. Tony has been a member of the clerking team at Pump Court for over 16 years, joining initially as First Junior Clerk to the family team before being promoted to Senior Family Clerk and Deputy Senior Clerk. He […]
Christopher Willkins has been successful in persuading the BBC to defer the broadcast of an episode of Panorama whilst it considers his client’s application for an injunction to restrain broadcast of “door stepping” footage contained in the episode which his client alleges breached his Article 8 ECHR rights to privacy and respect for family life.
After 25 years as Chambers Chief Clerk and coming up to 40 years at Pump Court, we would like to extend our best wishes to David Barber who will retire on Friday 27th April 2018. David started his career as a clerk more than 40 years ago at a specialist civil set and was soon […]
Modernising Justice a multi-disciplinary group, which includes Pump Court Chambers Nigel Pascoe QC and Victoria Ellis, launched their newest report last night at the offices of Bates Wells Braithwaite in London. The report “The Case for A Review of the Law of Murder” urges that an independent committee be convened to review the law of […]
Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Sean Gentleman has been appointed as our Senior Family Clerk. Sean joins Pump Court having spent 12 years as a specialist family clerk at 29 Bedford Row. A key part of Sean’s role will be to manage and develop relationships with a broad range of clients who instruct our […]
The new Graduated Fees Scheme came into force on 1st April 2018. Barristers at Pump Court Chambers have decided that they will not accept instructions in cases in which the Representation Order is dated from 1st April 2018. We support the position of the Criminal Bar Association that the new Graduated Fees scheme represents yet […]