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News 28th March 2019

Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions

Managing the expectations of grieving family members regarding the affairs of a loved one is fraught with difficulty. In her latest webinar ‘Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions’, counsel Amy Berry discusses; what to include in a will, what happens to ashes, pets and possessions when there is testacy and/or intestacy and how to […]

News 28th March 2019

James Newton-Price QC persuades Judge not to impose 30 year minimum term

James Newton-Price QC has successfully persuaded a Judge not to impose a 30 year minimum term after evidence at the trial cast doubt on the Prosecution case that the incident was a murder for gain or that his client brought the knife to the scene. His client admitted the fatal stabbing but denied that he […]

News 25th March 2019

New criminal pupils

We are pleased to announce that Chambers have two working Pupils available for court work from 2nd April 2019. Alice Scott Stephanie Painter Chambers are happy to offer the following fixed fees for the Magistrates Court Work. Trial 1 day £175 Trial half day £125 Short hearing including Sentences £75 If you wish to book […]

News 20th March 2019

Third-six criminal pupillage vacancy

Pump Court Chambers’ busy criminal team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil, to work primarily on the Western Circuit, typically in Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth for six months, with a view to tenancy. We prosecute and defend across all areas of criminal work, including the most serious and complex cases. We are […]

News 13th March 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC

Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC as she leaves Chambers to travel to Westminster, where she will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in today’s ceremony. Pump Court Chambers would like to extend our best wishes to all 108 new silks announced today. For further information, please click here.

News 1st March 2019

Expecting the unexpected

Victoria Ellis and Maria Henty were guest speakers at the recent Hampshire YRES Conference on Thursday 28th February at the offices of Paris Smith in Southampton. The talk entitled ‘Expecting the unexpected: What to do when when it doesn’t go to plan’ covered the following topics: Decree Absolute – the unexpected way Where is my […]

News 11th February 2019

Toms and Ruberry A2/2017/3419

Simon Lane has again been successful in the long running commercial landlord and tenant case of Toms v Ruberry [2019] EWCA Civ 128[2019] EWCA Civ 128, this time in the Court of Appeal. After successfully resisting the Landlord’s appeal in the High Court in November 2017, Simon was instructed together with Nick Grundy QC, in […]

News 6th February 2019
Publication and transparency in family proceedings: Samara Brackley discusses the practical implications of a judgment matter of A and B (Children) [2018]

Publication and transparency in family proceedings

Publication and transparency in family proceedings: Samara Brackley discusses the practical implications of the judgment in the matter of A and B (Children) [2018], involving cross-applications by a local authority and a journalist concerning the publication of details relating to care proceedings. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Family on 10th January 2019, for a […]

News 14th January 2019

Firearms dealer and former soldier acquitted in MOD rifles case

Tom Wilkins and Andrew Stone successfully defended their clients in a six-week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Allegations concerned the theft and handling of over £100,000 of firearms belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Firearms dealer Adrian Bull, represented by Tom Wilkins, was acquitted of handling assault rifles at the end of the prosecution case after […]

News 10th January 2019

Sarah Jones to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Sarah Jones is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Sarah has made her mark defending and prosecuting in historic multi-complainant sexual abuse cases. She has built a reputation for being fiercely combative with a painstaking approach to disclosure from the outset that lays the groundwork for a forensic […]

News 30th November 2018

Mother and former partner found guilty over death of baby

James Newton-Price QC and Richard Tutt have successfully prosecuted a mother and her male partner for causing or allowing the death of a 24 day old baby in a case which attracted national media coverage. The child died from a skull fracture and associated brain haemorrhage and was found to have sustained 32 rib fractures […]

News 6th November 2018

Safety Errors can be very Expensive

Westminster City Council v The Zoological Society of London [ZSL] On 22nd October 2018 ZSL was fined a total of £40,000 with costs of £8000 for failing to ensure the safety of an employee, and linked, failing to have in place adequate a risk assessment. On 16th July 2016 a keeper using a step ladder […]

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