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News 29th September 2016

Colin Banham represented Police Constable at misconduct hearing

Colin Banham represented a Police Constable at a misconduct hearing following an allegation that she sent a letter to Swansea City and County Council, containing a dishonest and false account, in order to contest a Fixed Penalty notice. The officer was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice after dropping a cigarette down a drain in […]

News 29th September 2016

Richard Tutt represented the Health & Safety Executive

Richard Tutt represented the Health and Safety Executive at a Newton hearing and then sentence before HHJ Taylor at the Crown Court at Southwark. Montway Ltd had pleaded guilty to s.2 HSWA 1974 (failing to conduct its undertaking in such a way as to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees) but amongst […]

News 28th September 2016

A Local Authority v S & G (unreported – September 2016)

Representing a parent accused of inflicting fractures of the femur and ribs in a 3 month old baby. Significant issues on bone fragility, Vitamin D, biochemistry and radiological identification and timing in the diagnosis of bone abnormalities in the newborn. Weight to be given to parental evidence claiming an accident of uncertain mechanism. Complete exoneration […]

News 28th July 2016

Leslie Samuels QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

Chambers are delighted to announce that Leslie Samuels QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge, pursuant to s9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981. Chambers congratulates him on his success. Leslie shall continue to practice as a specialist family law Silk whilst under taking his Judicial responsibilities.

News 11th July 2016

Imogen Robins joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to welcome Imogen Robins as a new tenant. Imogen, 1991 call, formerly of 3 Paper Buildings, is a highly regarded and well established family law practitioner with particular expertise in family finance as well as children law both public and private. Imogen joins our well established team of 51 members, […]

News 6th July 2016

H.H.J Marcus Tregilgas-Davey

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus Tregilgas-Davey as a Circuit Judge on the Midland Circuit. Marcus will be based at Wolverhampton Crown Court. Prior to joining the independent Bar in 1993, Marcus lectured in law at the University of Southampton, City University London, and Munster University, Germany. On joining chambers, […]

News 23rd June 2016

Worker loses fingers in log splitter

Richard Tutt recently appeared at the Norwich Magistrates’ Court representing an Italian company in relation to a breach of one of the general duties of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Metal Agricola SRL made and supplied a log processor comprising a large circular saw, a log splitter and an outfeed conveyor. […]

News 2nd June 2016

Jennifer Lee successfully argues that Separation Agreement should be upheld

Jennifer Lee has successfully persuaded a Court in divorce and financial remedy proceedings that the parties, who were married for many years, should be held to the separation agreement they entered into some 25 years ago. Jennifer Lee appeared for the applicant wife. The respondent husband had sought to argue that some, if not all, […]

News 31st May 2016

Colin Banham successfully represents Inspector at Disciplinary Proceedings

Colin Banham represented an Inspector at a misconduct hearing arising from an incident where he was alleged to have confronted fellow officers in the street, who were arresting an intoxicated member of the public. It was alleged that, in the early hours of the morning, the officer was out socially with friends. An intoxicated male […]

News 24th May 2016

Irresponsible father successfully prosecuted

James Newton-Price has successfully prosecuted a father who caused severe chemical injuries to his own 27 day old son. A father who put ‘Hot Pepper Sauce’ on his new born baby son’s bottom to try to relieve his constipation – inflicting severe burns – has been jailed for three years. A forensic burns consultant and […]

News 16th May 2016

Victory in sole name Cohabitant Dispute

Tara Lyons has successfully represented the Claimant in his claim for a declaration of trust that his ex-partner, the Defendant held her property on a constructive trust for their benefit in equal shares. The property had been purchased by the Defendant in her sole name and paid for using her funds, assisted by a mortgage […]

News 9th May 2016

Recent developments in Employment Law: Disability-related Absence

Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions At the end of 2015, the Court of Appeal handed down its much-anticipated judgment in Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 1265. In Griffiths the Court of Appeal was required to consider an employer’s duty to make reasonable adjustments for […]

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