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News 4th January 2017

Margaret Pine-Coffin joins Chambers

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 […]

News 17th November 2016

Guy Draper secures acquittals in child rape trial

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 […]

News 17th November 2016

Claims exiting the RTA Protocol

What costs are recoverable? Plus, the latest decision on costs budgeting and relief from sanctions Paul Mertens reviews two important decisions from the Court of Appeal on fixed recoverable costs, along with the Court’s most recent decision on costs budgeting and relief from sanctions. Fixed Recoverable Costs In the last week, The Court of Appeal […]

News 12th October 2016

Schoolgirl convicted of attempting to murder former best friend

A 15 year old Hampshire schoolgirl has been convicted of attempting to murder her former best friend in a planned knife attack at school on Monday 25 April 2016. Prosecuting counsel, James Newton-Price told the jury at Winchester Crown Court that the young defendant had become obsessed with serial killers and school shootings, including the […]

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, […]

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