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News & Events: Antonia Ford

News 22nd March 2022
Antonia Ford

Antonia Ford secures ‘Sanderson’ cost order in a QOCS claim

The Claimant was injured in an accident within her home caused by the defective installation of a bathroom. Proceedings were issued against two Defendants because the true identity of the fitter was unclear. The Claimant was successful against the Second Defendant but unsuccessful against the First Defendant. The unusual feature was that the Second Defendant […]

News 28th September 2021
Antonia Ford

Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Sports, especially contact sports, have always carried a degree of risk which those participating accept and sometimes even welcome. After all, the Grand Prix would not be exciting for spectators or participants if there was not a degree of risk that a crash might occur at some point during its 78 laps.   These risks […]

News 14th April 2021

RTA Claims – The Latest Developments for PI Lawyers

RTA Claims – The Latest Developments for PI Lawyers with Antonia Ford and Alice Scott is now available on demand from MBL. The webinar considers some important developments in the world of road traffic claims to ensure that you stay current and knowledgeable in your field. What You Will Learn This webinar will cover the […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

News 5th June 2020
The London Legal Support Trust

10,000 Steps for Justice

Despite the postponement of the London Legal Walk due to COVID-19, Pump Court Chambers will still be marking Monday 8th June with a virtual 10,000 Steps for Justice, before coming together in solidarity and support for frontline free legal advice services at the main walk in October. The virus is creating an urgent and unprecedented […]

News 12th April 2020
Antonia Ford

A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce the publication of ‘A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol for Personal Injury Lawyers’, by Antonia Ford. The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (the Protocol) provides a streamlined process for the handling of personal injury claims valued between £1000 […]

Blog 13th March 2019

Credit Hire, Loss of Use and Illegality

Shadbolt v Stefanatica (unreported) When a person is involved in a non-fault road traffic accident, they are usually entitled to two vehicle related heads of loss; diminution and loss of use. Diminution is usually (although not always) quantified using the reasonable cost of repairs required to put the vehicle back into its pre-accident condition. Loss […]

Blog 16th January 2019

QOCS tool box more than just Fundamental Dishonesty

Kraszewski v UK Insurance Ltd (Hastings 31/12/18) Since the introduction of One-Way Qualified Cost Shifting (QOCS), Defendants have had limited opportunity to recover the costs incurred in resisting unmeritorious claims. Fundamental Dishonesty, under CPR 44.16, has understandably attracted significant focus from Courts and Insurers given the novelty of the legal concept and the public policy […]

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 […]

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