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News 1st December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers is expanding

Pump Court Chambers is a barristers’ chambers fit for the modern business world and is recognised as a leading set in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 UK Bar guides. Following a period of recent expansion and due to a significant increase in work, Pump Court Chambers invites applications from practitioners of all […]

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 5th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers ranked as a Top Tier Set in Legal 500 2024

Pump Court Chambers has been ranked as a Top Tier Set in three practice areas in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide: Family: Children and Domestic Violence (Western Circuit) Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy (Western Circuit) Crime: General and Fraud (Western Circuit) Pump Court is listed as a Leading Set for […]

News 3rd October 2023

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

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt have all joined chambers as tenants, 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 a lawyer at the BBC specialising […]

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 […]

Past Events
7th Jun 2023, 13:00 to 17:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Commercial Seminar on Directors’ Duties

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to a multidisciplinary seminar addressing directors’ duties. This seminar will be presented by the business and commercial team in partnership with the regulatory team. It will include the following: An introduction of the fundamental duties owed by directors to their companies and the importance of treating their […]

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 […]

Blog 29th March 2023

Owen v Black Horse Limited [2023] EWCA Civ 325 – no strike out despite the Claimant’s absence at trial

Summary and background The Court of Appeal has interpreted the rules for non-attendance on the small claims track in a manner consistent with rule 39.3 in finding that an absent Claimant nevertheless “appeared” at his trial, through his legal representative. The Claimant’s claim under the unfair relationship provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 related […]

News 23rd February 2023
Christopher Stead

Christopher Stead joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased that Christopher Stead has accepted an offer of tenancy, following the successful completion of his third six pupillage. He is the second new tenant to join Chambers this year. Christopher practised as a tenant in the business and property team at Kings Chambers (Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham), having undertaken […]

News 10th October 2022

Ruba Huleihel and Hester Calder join Pump Court Chambers

Chambers is pleased to welcome Ruba Huleihel and Hester Calder to chambers following the successful completion of their pupillages.   Ruba Huleihel Ruba is a specialist criminal barrister. She undertakes all areas of criminal work, both prosecuting and defending, and holds the position of grade 1 panel advocate for the CPS in general crime. Prior […]

News 1st September 2022

Pump Court Chambers Shortlisted at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to have been recognised and shortlisted for ‘Client Service Set of the Year’ at this year’s upcoming Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. The shortlists are a result of extensive objective research by over 200 analysts. The lists reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work and excellence in […]

News 25th July 2022

Liability of guarantor when tenant’s liability for breach is compromised under a Tomlin Order

Simon Lane was instructed by Andrew Flagg at Stephen Rimmer LLP, Eastbourne  in the Insolvency and Companies Court in the important decision of Re PME Cake [2022] EWHC 1783 (Ch). The decision deals with the difficult interrelationship between Tomlin Orders (compromise generally), guarantees and the liability of guarantors when the principal debtor has compromised a claim. Simon’s […]

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