Pump Court Chambers


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 […]

News 4th May 2016

Father successfully obtains change in living arrangements and resists removal from jurisdiction in the High Court

Tara Lyons has successfully represented a father in an urgent application to the High Court for a prohibited steps order, port alert and living arrangements order in circumstances where the Mother, resident parent had indicated that she wished to move abroad to Oman and had breached a Prohibited Steps Order already in place. At the […]

News 3rd May 2016

Pump Court Chambers selected for JFF Pupillage Programme

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the first chambers in London to take part in The Legal Education Foundation’s Justice First Fellowship (JFF) pupillage programme for 2016/2017. The Legal Education Foundation has selected Pump Court Chambers in London and St John’s Chambers in Bristol to take part in […]

News 26th April 2016

Nigel Pascoe QC successfully defends man accused of attempted murder

A man who admitted punching his former partner while holding a knife has been acquitted of attempted murder and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Michael Kilby entered a guilty plea to the lesser offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm and to a charge of criminal damage during a six day trial at […]

News 25th April 2016

Jennifer Lee obtains substantial Legal Services Provision Order for vulnerable client

Jennifer Lee has recently succeeded in obtaining a substantial Legal Services Provision Order for a vulnerable client in acrimonious family finance proceedings. The order will enable her client to secure vital legal representation in a complex area of law, from the commencement of proceedings through to a final hearing. Without the order, her client’s Article […]

News 21st April 2016

Pump Court Chambers receives ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that we have gained the ISO 9001:2008 certification. An internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), it is the most widely used QMS in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued in 178 countries. This standard is a rigorously controlled quality control system that requires us […]

News 21st March 2016

Colin Banham successfully represents a Metropolitan Police Officer at disciplinary proceedings

Colin Banham represented a Police Constable at a misconduct hearing arising from a breakdown of a relationship. The officer was said to have stolen the credit card details of his ex-partner and used them without her permission. He was also alleged to have used derogatory language in a drunken phone call, which was overheard by […]

News 15th March 2016

Canon Jeremy Pemberton granted leave to appeal

The President of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Mrs Justice Simler D.B.E. granted Canon Jeremy Pemberton leave to appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision in his action against the Right Reverend Richard Inwood, the former acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. Justin Gau, together with Sean Jones QC and Helen Trotter have been instructed by Thomas […]

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