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News 1st October 2020

38 members ranked in Legal 500 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier Set’ in the Legal 500, 2021 Rankings. Described as the ‘go-to‘ set on the Western Circuit, 38 of our members have been recognised across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal Injury and […]

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 […]

Webinar Archive 11th June 2020

Court of Protection Update Part 2

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to invite you to our Court of Protection Update Part 2 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 include: DOLS The COVID […]

Webinar Archive 4th June 2020

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.   COVID-19 – Problems encountered – The regulations – […]

Webinar Archive 28th May 2020

Parental Alienation

In this webinar counsel, Andrew Grime considers the practical consequences of parenting in a pandemic, the President of the Family Division’s Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders and a review of the recent case law on parental alienation, including the options available to practitioners.   Topics covered: Parenting in a Pandemic: Coronavirus Crisis: Guidance on […]

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 […]

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