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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 […]

News 19th November 2021
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee appointed Fee-Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal – Tax Chamber

Chambers are delighted to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed as a Fee-Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Tax Chamber. Called to the Bar in 2007, Jennifer is a specialist family law practitioner. She has a thriving practice in family finance and has successfully represented high net worth clients in cases […]

Past Events
11th Nov 2021, 13:30 to 17:00

Annual Property Law Seminar Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Property Team are pleased to invite you to our Annual Property Law Update, providing a valuable and in-depth seminar for all practitioners. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key issues and law, practice and procedure. […]

News 6th October 2021
Ezra MacDonald

Ezra Macdonald appointed fee-paid judge of the Employment Tribunals

We are thrilled to announce Ezra Macdonald has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) and will be deployed to Wales. Called to the Bar in 2012, Ezra maintains a broad employment practice, at both first instance and appellate levels, and has a particular interest in the interaction between employment law and his […]

News 27th September 2021

Mark Dubbery, Heather Platt and Paul Mertens appointed Deputy District Judges

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Mark Dubbery, Heather Platt and Paul Mertens have been appointed as Deputy District Judges, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Heather and Paul have been appointed to sit on the South Eastern Circuit, with Mark sitting on […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th May 2021
Tara Lyons

Business valuations in financial remedy proceedings

For our final episode of the season, Tara Lyons is joined by forensic accountant Nick White of Nick White Divorce Accountants for a fascinating talk on business valuations in financial remedies proceedings.   To download please click here.  

News 24th March 2021

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN recognised in Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN has been recognised in the inaugural edition of the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist. This prestigious recognition is a new initiative of the Africa Arbitration Academy, Africa Arbitration and the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) – established to celebrate the achievements of leading arbitration […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

Blog 10th August 2020

Claire Lewis v Philip Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (ChD)

Claire Lewis v Philip Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (ChD) A recent case of interest to commercial and family practitioners discussing the broad discretion the court has when approaching the valuation of shares in the context of an order for the purchase of shares following a S.994 Companies Act 2006 unfair prejudice petition; in […]

News 23rd July 2020

Success in costs appeal

Paul Mertens has recently represented the successful appellant in an appeal against costs orders that were expected to total more than £54,000. Paul successfully argued that the Judge at first instance had been wrong to order that costs should be assessed on an indemnity basis, in circumstances in which the appellant had not accepted two […]

Blog 23rd July 2020

Misuse of private information: A tort in its infancy

There has been an avalanche of commentary on the recent decision of the Supreme Court in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12[1]. The case has provided some welcome guidance on vicarious liability in the wake of the earlier decision of Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11[2], and also […]

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