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News & Events: Criminal

News 11th May 2022
Nigel Pascoe QC

Advocacy Plus second edition by Nigel Pascoe QC

The second edition of Advocacy Plus by Nigel Pascoe QC has just been published.  Described as an invaluable short guide for young advocates, this edition contains new chapters dealing with advocacy online. There are contributions from Sarah Jones QC, Stephen Jones, Imogen Robins, Alice Scott and three former members of chambers, now circuit judges: HHJ Jane […]

News 4th May 2022

Richard Tutt secures life sentence for serial rapist

Richard Tutt prosecuted a 46 year old Swindon man charged, amongst other things, with raping his then partner.  The Defendant denied all charges and was tried over two weeks in January.  He was convicted unanimously by the jury.  On 21 April 2022 the Defendant was sentenced by HHJ Taylor QC. The Defendant had previously orally […]

Blog 28th April 2022
Ruba Huleihel

‘Controlling or coercive behaviour’: Is the law fit for purpose?

About seven years ago, section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 created an offence of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’. The purpose of the legislation was to offer a further layer of protection for victims of domestic abuse by criminalising conduct that causes harm. As per the Statutory Guidance, the offence “closes a gap in […]

News 5th April 2022

No Returns Statement

Individual members of the Pump Court Chambers Criminal Team have made the decision, that as of Monday 11th April 2022 they will adopt a ‘No Returns’ policy in relation to AGFS cases. Members of chambers will continue to do the hearings in which they are instructed but they will not do cases that are returned to them […]

News 4th April 2022

Rebekah Batt joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to welcome Rebekah Batt to chambers following successful completion of her pupillage. During her time at Chambers she has built a mixed common law practice, accepting instructions across a range criminal, civil, and family matters in line with her chambers profile and with a particular focus on civil and family law. Tony […]

News 4th March 2022
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

SPA offers No Evidence in Sex case following Alejandra’s submissions on Abuse of Process

Alejandra acted for LCpl M who was charged with Sexual Assault. It was alleged that LCpl M had grabbed the complainant from behind before he licked and kissed the back of her neck, following a day of drinking. The complainant was a member of staff at the bar in which the incident occurred. Following a […]

Blog 7th February 2022

Greater Sentencing Power for Magistrates – A Solution to the Backlog?

It was confirmed on 18 January 2020 that Magistrates are to have their sentencing powers increased in the coming months, granting them broader power than ever before. The most significant change is that Magistrates’ will be able to impose a sentence of up to 12 months in custody which is double the previous maximum sentence. […]

News 26th January 2022

Richard Tutt appointed as a Recorder on the Western Circuit

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Tutt has been appointed as a Recorder on the Western Circuit in Crime.   Richard was called to the Bar in 2000 and practises in criminal and regulatory law. He is equally at home before a jury, judges or a tribunal. He frequently appears before both the High Court and the […]

Blog 10th January 2022

Decoding EncroChat: Admissibility

In the midst of the pandemic last year, unbeknownst to its users at the time, the EncroChat service was infiltrated by malware which installed an identical application on their EncroChat devices. This application, as well as functioning as it normally would, now also sent all message data to intelligence teams across Europe. The National Crime […]

Blog 7th January 2022
Sarah Jones QC

Manslaughter: Having your Cake and Eating It

In June 2021 Salisbury Crown Court heard an interesting case of manslaughter (in which I acted for the Defendant along with Tessa Shroff) that came about by reason of the family of the victim’s right to review. It gave rise to considerations of the propriety of the Crown trying to run a prosecution on two […]

News 22nd November 2021

Rebecca Fairbairn joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that highly regarded criminal advocate Rebecca Fairbairn has joined Chambers with immediate effect. She was called to the Bar in 2000 and is recognised as a leading criminal practitioner in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Rebecca joins us from Drystone Chambers and brings with her […]

News 1st November 2021

Pump Court Ranked recognised as Top Ranked Set in Chambers & Partners Guide

Pump Court Chambers has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients all year round, […]

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