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News 13th December 2017

Guy Draper secures acquittal in death by dangerous driving trial

Guy Draper has successfully defended a man charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 5-day trial at the Crown Court at Salisbury. His client was charged jointly with another driver, who was convicted by the jury, following eyewitness accounts that they were racing each other ‘wing mirror to wing mirror’ immediately prior to […]

News 5th December 2017

Service please? A cautionary tale of s146 Notices and the right to forfeit

Toms v Ruberry017) EWHC 2970 (QB) Simon Lane has successfully represented the Respondent tenant on appeal in the High Court in a long running possession claim arising from forfeiture of the lease of a pub in Cornwall. The High Court (Mr Justice Dingemans) has upheld the decision of the County Court in the first reported […]

News 6th November 2017

Pump Court Chambers recognised in Chambers & Partners 2018

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the 2018 edition of Chambers & Partners legal directory. Members have been recommended across a number of practice areas including Family, Crime and Employment with a number of improvements within individual rankings. Coverage of our Band 1 […]

News 3rd November 2017

Pump Court Chambers welcomes third-six pupils

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 […]

News 2nd November 2017

Family ties

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.

News 16th October 2017

John Dyer joins Pump Court Chambers

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 […]

News 11th October 2017

Pump Court improves Legal 500 ranking

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, […]

News 5th October 2017

Fire Safety Regulations

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.

News 2nd October 2017

LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends: breach of court orders) [2017] EWFC B62

Jennifer Lee has successfully represented the applicant wife in LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends: breach of court orders) [2017] 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 […]

News 27th July 2017

Tribunal Fees: What we suspected all along!

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 […]

News 24th March 2017

Tom Wilkins receives glowing reference from Detective Sergeant at Met Police

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 […]

News 20th February 2017

Christopher Wilkins joins Chambers

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. […]

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