Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Children Law (Private)

News 27th November 2019

Sean Gentleman shortlisted for Clerk of the Year – Legal 500 Bar Awards 2020

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our Senior Family Clerk, Sean Gentleman has been shortlisted for the Clerk of the Year Award at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020. Over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK took place to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners […]

News 15th November 2019

Jennifer Lee appointed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The nationwide committee was formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the Resolution Group, which represents thousands of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a […]

News 13th November 2019

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. James also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 2nd September 2019

Pump Court shortlisted for Chambers and Clerking Team of the Year at Family Law Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been shortlisted by LexisNexis for the following awards: ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ ‘Family Law Clerking Team of the Year’ The nomination (for the second year in a row) for ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ underlines our position as […]

Past Events
16th Oct 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce our annual Reading Children Law Seminar providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The seminar will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues, which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. […]

News 8th July 2019

Third-six family pupillage vacancy

Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work both on the Western and South Eastern Circuits, with a view to tenancy.  The 3rd-six will commence in October 2019.  Applications please by 4pm 31st July 2019. As a large provider of legal services, Pump Court Chambers is […]

Blog 25th April 2019

Costs in fact-finding proceedings against the legally aided litigant

In the climate of the revised PD 12J and the new Domestic Abuse Bill, Mark Ablett and Alice Scott article explore the approach to costs orders in the context of fact-finding hearings under the Children Act and Family Law Act 1996. To view article which was first published in the April edition of The Family […]

Past Events
4th Jul 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Children Law Seminar – Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce their annual Children Law Seminars providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The seminar will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues, which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. Venue […]

News 22nd October 2018

Amelia Sugden joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Amelia Sugden, formerly of 1 Hare Court, has accepted an offer of tenancy at Pump Court Chambers. Amelia was called to the bar in 2006 and specialises in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 and Private Law Children. Amy joins at an exciting time for Chambers following our recent Family […]

Blog 12th October 2018

Secure accommodation – where are we now?

Samara Brackley discusses secure accommodation procedure after HHJ Lazarus’s judgment in Re O [2018] EWFC B60 published this week. Secure accommodation applications and procedure continues to be an area at the forefront of criticism by both judges and practitioners alike. Applications are becoming more and more common as secure placements are used to protect children […]

News 9th October 2018

Successful dismissal in the Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2127

Acting on behalf of the respondent father and local authority respectively, counsel John Ker-Reid and Maria Gallagher of Pump Court Chambers, have successfully sought the dismissal of an appeal in the above case. The appeal brought by the mother, related to a decision given by Recorder Miller in July 2018 following a 5 day fact-finding […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar in Reading on Tuesday 19th June 2018. Our speakers will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. Venue Holiday Inn Reading, 500 Basingstoke Road, […]

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