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News 9th July 2024

Pump Court Chambers shortlisted in six categories at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court and its members have been shortlisted in six categories at this year’s Legal 500 UK Bar Awards: Family law set of the year Family law Silk of the year: Leslie Samuels KC Family law Junior of the year: Jennifer Swan Crime and extradition Silk of the year: […]

News 19th June 2024

Sam Hadgraft joins Pump Court’s Civil Clerking Team

We are delighted to announce that Sam Hadgraft has joined chambers as Third Junior Civil Clerk. Sam is a highly efficient clerk, adept at navigating fast paced and challenging environments. He is eager to learn and demonstrates a strong aptitude for applying new knowledge with skill and precision. His responsibilities encompass the fair allocation of […]

News 22nd March 2024
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Tim Broom joins Pump Court as Second Junior Civil Clerk

We are delighted to welcome Tim Broom, who joins our civil clerking team. As the Second Junior Civil Clerk, Tim plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of chambers and is responsible for diary and practice management across all civil areas, with a special emphasis on the regulatory team. His duties include the fair […]

News 13th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

James Wackett joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce that James Wackett has joined chambers as Senior Civil Clerk. James will lead the Civil Clerking team and will ultimately be responsible for the strategic planning, development and growth of all civil practices across chambers. James has gained over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry, working […]

News, Podcasts 2nd November 2023

Introducing The Civil Law Podcast from Pump Court Chambers, a new podcast covering topics of interest from across the civil jurisdiction

In this first episode, the regular hosts, Timothy Salisbury, Louisa Simpson, and Chris Stead, discuss three significant recent cases in the civil law sphere: Majid Ali v HSF Logistics Polska SP Zoo [2023] EWHC 2159 (KB) – on illegality defences in credit hire claims; R (on the application of ASLEF and ors) v Secretary of […]

News 17th July 2023

Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt to join Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt have all accepted offers of tenancy and will join chambers in October, following the successful completion of their respective pupillages. Shona Love accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. Before coming to the Bar, Shona spent several years as […]

News 31st March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers welcomes members of Stour to create southern super set

A major, multi-practice chambers reaching across London, Kent, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has emerged after Pump Court Chambers welcomed the members of Stour Chambers in Canterbury. The former members of Stour Chambers will be joining Pump Court Chambers from 3 April 2023, creating a combined membership of 120 barristers and 24 members of staff spread across […]

News 20th October 2022

Pump Court Chambers Rankings in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023 has been launched today and we’re delighted to have been recognised once again as a ‘Top Ranked’ set, with 23 members ranked across the areas of criminal, employment, ecclesiastical, family: matrimonial finance and children law, health & safety and inquests and inquiries. Our “Market leading” Band 1 Family […]

News 29th September 2022

Pump Court pleased to announce Legal 500 rankings

The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings launched on Wednesday 28th September 2022. We are pleased to announced 39 members have been recognised as ‘Leading Individuals’, over the areas of Commercial, Chancery, Probate & Tax, Criminal, Employment, Family and Children Law, Health & Safety, Inquests & Inquiries and Personal Injury. As well as increasing the number […]

News 19th September 2022

Jennifer Swan returns following maternity leave

We are delighted to welcome back Jennifer Swan to our Family team following her recent maternity leave. Jennifer was called to the Bar in 2009 and specialises in the law relating to children, undertaking both public and private law work, often involving international elements. Jennie acts for local authorities, parents, children and intervenors. She has particular experience […]

News 13th December 2021

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

We will be operating with reduced hours over the festive period. Our Chambers Christmas and New Year opening hours are as follows:- Thursday 23rd December – 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Friday 24th December – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Saturday 25th December – closed Sunday 26th December – closed Monday 27th December – closed […]

Podcasts 23rd November 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Well-being in Family law

In May 2021, Resolution published their report ‘Wellbeing in Family Law‘ which painted a grim picture of morale amongst family law practitioners, including a worrying statistic of 1 in 4 respondents considering leaving the profession. With lockdown and remote working, wellbeing and mental health has never been more important in the legal profession generally. For […]

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