Pump Court is delighted to announce the latest cohort of third six pupils to join chambers. Jesse Cook is a third six pupil building a practice in all areas of Chambers’ work. In addition to this, he has a strong interest in sports law and football related matters in particular. Outside of work Jesse uses […]
Grandparents are often important figures in their grandchildren’s lives. Victoria Ellis and Cordelia Williams discuss the position of grandparents when local authority involvement forces them to take a much more central role, this article which featured in the September edition of the Family Law Journal, can be viewed here.
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of John Dyer as part of our Criminal and Regulatory Team expansion. An expert in all areas of criminal law, recent cases include murder, serious violence, kidnap, serious sexual offences (including rape, historic cases, offences involving children, youths and those with learning difficulties, indecent images), false […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has been ranked as a ‘Leading Set’ within the latest edition of the Legal 500. Ranked in tier 2 within the Western Circuit, Pump Court was recognised for our “high-calibre barristers”. 28 of our Practitioners have been recommended across a number of practice areas including chancery, crime, employment, […]
Mark Ruffell, Head of Pump Court Chambers Regulatory and Disciplinary Team has recently presented a seminar on Fire Safety Regulation following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The seminar is designed to assist Local Authorities and landlords with the various powers to maintain fire safety and highlights the consequences if the regulations are not maintained.
Jennifer Lee has successfully represented the applicant wife in LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends: breach of court orders)  EWFC B62, which is a rare instance of a reported decision by the Family Court, involving an obstructive McKenzie Friend (MF), who was fully named in the Judgment, and severe litigation misconduct by the husband. The […]
Tribunal Fees: What we suspected all along! No impact on tribunal costs, no impact on reducing unmeritorious claims, indirectly discriminatory to women and did not result in more ACAS settlements. Today is a good news day for access to justice (and for employment lawyers!) In a pivotal judgment based on the principle of access to […]
Tom Wilkins a “competent and professional barrister” with “exemplary patience and attitude”, “a great credit to Pump Court”, these are the words of a Detective Sergeant of the Met Police who has worked with Tom since 2013 and on Tuesday (21st March 2017) successfully convicted Mr Paul Monk who was the head of a £31 […]
Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Christopher Wilkins joined Pump Court in February 2017. Christopher is based in both Winchester and London. Christopher’s practice covers a broad range of chancery, property and commercial work. He has also been accredited as a civil mediator since 2008 and is an experienced mediator and mediation advocate. […]
Pump Court is delighted to announce the upcoming appointment of Penny Howe as Queen’s Counsel. We look forward to celebrating with Penny on 13th February 2017, when she will take her oath at the ceremony in the House of Lords.’ Penny specialises in care and adoption proceedings. Her expertise lies in lengthy and serious care […]
Pump Court Chambers is delighted to welcome Margaret Pine-Coffin, formerly of 12 College Place, who joined our Family Team on 3 January 2017. Margaret was called in 1981 and specialises in high level family work including complex care and private law proceedings and cases in the Court of Protection. The addition of Margaret to our […]
Following a 5-day trial at the Crown Court at Southampton, Guy Draper has successfully defended a 21-year-old man on a 14-count indictment alleging rapes and sexual assaults committed against 8-year-old male family members. It was alleged that, on several occasions respectively, the defendant had raped his younger brother using violence, and sexually assaulted his young […]