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Blog 21st May 2020
Sarah Jones QC Skyping the Court of Appeal

Skyping the Court of Appeal

Six Things I Learned dealing with an appeal against sentence during the pandemic: Court of Appeal Judges look infinitely less severe/frightening/impressive in “normal business attire” than when in full horse-hair and robed regalia. This sensation is further heightened when the designated High Court Judge giving the judgement of the court is the one in the […]

News 28th February 2020
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Members appear for Prosecution and the Defence in complex child cruelty trial

Sarah Jones QC / Frank Abbott and James Newton-Price QC / Andy Houston appear for the Prosecution and the Defence respectively in a long and complex child cruelty trial at Southampton Crown Court.   Sarah Jones QC and Frank Abbott prosecuted a female defendant who was charged with multiple offences of causing grievous bodily harm […]

News 17th December 2019
Sarah Jones QC Skyping the Court of Appeal

Sarah Jones QC defending murder suspect

Sarah Jones QC of Pump Court Chambers is currently defending murder suspect Shaun Dyson accused of killing his estranged wife. Mr Dyson, 28,  is accused of killing, Lucy-Anne Rushton by repeatedly stamping and jumping on her at her home in Andover, Hampshire. A jury at Winchester Crown Court heard a tearful Mr Dyson say “I […]

News 24th September 2019
Sarah Jones QC Skyping the Court of Appeal

Defendant pleads guilty after hearing opening of case by Sarah Jones QC

A man with a history of stalking offences pleaded guilty to one count of encouraging another to aid and abet murder by providing a gun and ammunition and one count of making a threat to kill. Matthias Brandt, of Horsham Road, Swindon, had initially denied claims he planned to kill his ex-partner. However he changed […]

News 11th June 2019

Sarah Jones QC successfully represents client accused of attempted murder

Sarah Jones QC has successfully represented a man arrested over the attempted murder of his first girlfriend following a four day trial at Portsmouth Crown Court. Harry Middleton, 21 of Chichester had been accused of attacking  his ex-partner, 21-year-old Louise Brindley, with a 2.5in tomato knife leaving her with six wounds and a cut thumb […]

News 13th March 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC

Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC as she leaves Chambers to travel to Westminster, where she will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in today’s ceremony. Pump Court Chambers would like to extend our best wishes to all 108 new silks announced today. For further information, please click here.

News 10th January 2019

Sarah Jones to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Sarah Jones is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Sarah has made her mark defending and prosecuting in historic multi-complainant sexual abuse cases. She has built a reputation for being fiercely combative with a painstaking approach to disclosure from the outset that lays the groundwork for a forensic […]

News 1st March 2016

Father found guilty of prolonged sexual abuse

Sarah Jones has successfully prosecuted a defendant who has been found guilty of prolonged sexual abuse against his daughter from the age of 9 years’ old for approximately 2 years. The Defendant groomed her by showing her videos from the internet showing sexual activity between adults and young girls before going on to rape her […]

News 1st September 2015

Prioritising the Vulnerable within the Criminal Justice System

The extent to which the Criminal Justice system is changing its priorities with regard to witnesses was highlighted notably in a case in Winchester Crown Court. The case involved a complainant who is a vulnerable witness with mental health difficulties and had been assessed as requiring an intermediary. Despite this having been identified long ago […]

News 16th July 2015

Defendant denies murdering elderly parents’

Timothy Crook is standing trial for the murder of his elderly parents in 2007 at Bristol Crown Court. The bodies of the couple were found hidden underneath wheelie bins, when a police officer carried out a welfare check at the Lincoln home of their son. Post mortem results revealed that Mr & Mrs Crook had […]

News 23rd January 2015

Sentence reduced upon appeal

Sarah Jones has successfully appealed a sentence of 26 years’ imprisonment for offences of rape against two young girls in the court of appeal on the case of R v Nash. The court of appeal accepted Defence submissions that although the offending had been extremely serious against the younger sisters of the Defendant’s wife a […]

News 12th January 2015

Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes

A Court has heard how a consultant paediatrician allegedly raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told. Former paediatrician Michael Salmon, 79, who worked at hospitals including Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, which have been […]

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