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News 30th September 2020

Family Third Six Pupil Vacancy

Family Third Six Pupil Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work in London and on the Western and South Eastern Circuits with a view to tenancy.  The work will include a large proportion of matrimonial finance, TOLATA and children law both public and private. We are accepting applications […]

News, Blog 28th September 2020
Jennifer Lee

John’s Campaign – Fighting for the Rights of Care Home Residents

John’s Campaign has been fighting for changes to the way our care homes operate since 2014, with the belief that carers should not just be allowed in, but should be welcomed. On September 9th, John’s Campaign launched a legal challenge against the Government’s guidance on care home visits during the coronavirus pandemic. Jennifer Lee, Co-Head […]

The Family Law Podcast 7th August 2020

Special advocates in Family Proceedings

Paul Mertens joins Mark Ablett to talk about special advocates in family proceedings, closed material procedures and how the courts attempt a fair outcome where parties are not able to view sensitive material, such as in care proceedings with a radicalisation element. To download please click here.  

News, Blog 6th August 2020
Naima Asif

Capacity and serious medical treatment

Capacity and serious medical treatment: University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K & Mrs W Introduction This case concerned a young woman, K, who was assessed to lack capacity. K was diagnosed with cancer. The proposed treatment was “complex”, “intrusive” and was described as a “life-altering complexion”. An urgent application was brought to […]

Blog 23rd June 2020

A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735

In this recent decision the Court of Appeal has arguably reset the last 15 years of jurisprudence surrounding P’s capacity in regards of sexual relations. The previous case law focused on P’s ability to consent to such relations, and whether P understood the information relevant to that decision. Traditionally the ‘information relevant’ analysis took a […]

Past Events
11th Jun 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Court of Protection Update – Part 2

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to invite you to our Court of Protection Update Webinar. In the second of this two part webinar series counsel Margaret Pine-Coffin will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure in this uncertain world. Topics will include: DOLS The COVID guidance The issues […]

Past Events
4th Jun 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Court of Protection Update – Part 1

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to invite you to our Court of Protection Update Webinar. In the first of this two part webinar series counsel Margaret Pine-Coffin will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure in this uncertain world. Topics will include: COVID-19 – Problems encountered – The […]

Blog 14th May 2020
Naima Asif

COVID-19, care homes and contact: BP v Surrey County Council & RP

On 2 April 2020 Hayden J handed down a judgment dated 25 March 2020 in the case of BP v Surrey County council & RP [2020] EWCOP 17 concerning the suspension of contact in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by a further written judgment dated 17 April 2020 which serves to […]

News 22nd April 2020
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Court of Protection Team COVID-19 Offering

The Court of Protection exists to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society who lack the requisite capacity to make decisions for themselves. At Pump Court Chambers, we understand the unprecedented challenges which the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused for all those involved in this area, whether it be the patient (P) […]

News 19th March 2020

COVID19: Court of Protection guidance

Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection,  has issued guidance on visits to Court. The guidance states that visits should only be made where that is assessed as absolutely necessary. Alternative arrangements should always be considered first, such as telephone FaceTime and Skype conferencing. Visits to care homes are strongly discouraged. Mr […]

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 […]

Past Events
14th Nov 2019, 14:15 to 18:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to invite you to our annual London Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview […]

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