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Past Events
12th May 2022, 17:30 to 19:30

Court of Protection Conference London

Pump Court Chambers’ Court of Protection Team are pleased to announce that we will be holding our rescheduled annual London Court of Protection Conference on Thursday 12th May 2022, at The Law Society. This conference promises to be an engaging event.We are particularly delighted that this year, The Honourable Sir Jonathan Cohen will be delivering the keynote speech, on current and emerging issues […]

The Family Law Podcast 29th October 2021

What if Britney Spears was in this jurisdiction? A Court of Protection special.

The Britney Spears litigation over conservatorship in the US courts has been much publicised and discussed in recent months. Julian Reed takes a look at how things might be approached if a young super-rich pop star was in a similar scenario in this jurisdiction. He talks host Mark Ablett through the English law equivalents of […]

Blog 6th August 2021

Breakingbury v Croad “Why be a professional – be a footballer”

The adoration bestowed upon footballers far outweighs the gratitude bestowed upon members of the professions for the work they undertake. The consequences for an unsuccessful professional are far greater than for an unsuccessful footballer. Take for example the case of the former dentist Dr Croad (Breakingbury v Croad judgment 19th April 2021).   The legal […]

Past Events
7th Oct 2021, 13:00 to 17:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester 2021

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central are pleased to invite you to our annual Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to […]

Webinar Archive 7th October 2020

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills & Probate team are pleased to bring you our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Amy Berry, TEP and  Simon Lane.   In this webinar our speakers consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 […]

Past Events
7th Oct 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Join us for our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Simon Lane and Amy Berry, TEP of Pump Court Chambers. Our speakers will consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207HL; The Scope of the duty. Damage Limitation […]

Past Events
14th Nov 2019, 14:15 to 18:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to invite you to our annual London Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview […]

Past Events
26th Sep 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central are pleased to invite you to our annual Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to […]

Blog 5th July 2018

Drury v Rafique [2018] EWHC 1527 (Ch)

In dismissing A’s appeal, the court illustrated the need to carefully cross-examine a witness and make detailed submissions, as opposed to raising issues on appeal. It also demonstrates the need to invite the trial judge to clarify/amplify his reasons. Background A sought an injunction to prevent his neighbours building an extension, alleging the works would […]

Blog 18th April 2017

Wilson v Lassman (Executor of the Estate of Wilson)[2017] EWHC 85 (Ch)

This case illustrates the need for care when approaching probate claims. Facts C sought an order, pronouncing, against his late father’s will, and revoking the grant of probate obtained by D as executor and sole beneficiary under the will. C contended that the will was not validly executed contrary to S.9 Wills Act 1837. The […]

Blog 25th February 2016

Black Rapp’s Knuckles – Rapp v Sarre [2016] EWCA Civ 93

Black LJ (Patten LJ and Baker J agreed) emphasised the need for full cooperation in ancillary relief proceedings. Facts H argued that the capital assets were wrongly divided unequally, giving W (54.5%) and the more liquid and less risky assets. The parties met in 1990, when H’s assets were worth $1m, and married in 1994. […]

News 16th March 2015

Are you dead?

Julian Reed discusses the Presumption of Death Act 2013 and some relating cases in his latest article for LawSkills. To read the article in full please click here.

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