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News 11th May 2022
Nigel Pascoe QC

Advocacy Plus second edition by Nigel Pascoe QC

The second edition of Advocacy Plus by Nigel Pascoe QC has just been published.  Described as an invaluable short guide for young advocates, this edition contains new chapters dealing with advocacy online. There are contributions from Sarah Jones QC, Stephen Jones, Imogen Robins, Alice Scott and three former members of chambers, now circuit judges: HHJ Jane […]

News 29th April 2022

Sarah Jones QC and Tim Akers defend as retired member of the Armed Forces is acquitted of historic offences

In a serious and sensitive case, Sarah Jones QC (leading Tim Akers) successfully represented a long-serving member of the British Army at Court Martial. The former Sergeant had been accused of a series of indecent assaults and a number of instances of child cruelty against his adopted daughter, and the case involved several hours’ worth […]

Blog 7th January 2022
Sarah Jones QC

Manslaughter: Having your Cake and Eating It

In June 2021 Salisbury Crown Court heard an interesting case of manslaughter (in which I acted for the Defendant along with Tessa Shroff) that came about by reason of the family of the victim’s right to review. It gave rise to considerations of the propriety of the Crown trying to run a prosecution on two […]

News 1st November 2021

Pump Court Ranked recognised as Top Ranked Set in Chambers & Partners Guide

Pump Court Chambers has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients all year round, […]

News 23rd February 2021
Sarah Jones QC

Sarah Jones QC and Peter Asteris prosecute county lines drugs murder

Sarah Jones Q.C. and Peter Asteris prosecuted the murder of Taylor Williams. Williams was an 18 year old man who was the victim of a stabbing during a robbery which arose due to a County Lines drugs dispute. The trial involved 3 Defendants, Olamide Soyege who was convicted of murder, conspiracy to rob and robbery […]

News 22nd September 2020
Sarah Jones QC

Sarah Jones QC & Richard Tutt secure murder conviction

Sarah Jones QC, leading Richard Tutt, secured the conviction of Trent Hutchinson for murder at the Crown Court at Hove before HHJ Gold QC.  Hutchinson (aged 16), stabbed his friend, Ollie Wells (aged 18), who had been staying with him.  He stabbed him twice, once to the back and once to the head.  Hutchinson claimed […]

News 17th August 2020
Sarah Jones QC

Sarah Jones QC secures murder acquittal

Mark Oliver was acquitted of both the murder and unlawful killing of his brother Andrew in a trial which ended on 7th August at Winchester Crown Court in which Sarah Jones QC acted for the Defendant. The jury were told an argument had broken out between the brothers over pillowcases – each brother claiming some […]

Blog 21st May 2020
Sarah Jones QC

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

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

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 […]

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