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News & Events: Criminal

News 24th June 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon speaks at PASS Q&A Day

Sunday saw the Annual Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS) held  at Inner Temple. PASS was designed in order to support aspiring barristers who have not yet started their  BPTC, with the aim of improving access to the profession and to support high achieving students from under-represented backgrounds by providing the experiences they need to […]

News 11th June 2019

Sarah Jones QC successfully represents client accused of attempted murder

Sarah Jones QC has successfully represented a man arrested over the attempted murder of his first girlfriend following a four day trial at Portsmouth Crown Court. Harry Middleton, 21 of Chichester had been accused of attacking  his ex-partner, 21-year-old Louise Brindley, with a 2.5in tomato knife leaving her with six wounds and a cut thumb […]

News 10th June 2019

HHJ Anne Brown

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Anne Brown has been appointed a Circuit Judge. Anne will sit at Kingston Crown Court. On joining Chambers, Anne gained a reputation as one of the leading juniors on the Western Circuit maintaining a strong and loyal following from local firms and gaining recognition from the leading […]

News 3rd June 2019

Boyfriend successfully prosecuted for brutal murder of partner

James Newton-Price QC has prosecuted a man for beating his partner to death. The defendant, Daniel O’Malley-Keyes of Christchurch, Dorset, battered his partner to death in her own home after she had embarrassed him by her drunken behaviour on a night out in Bournemouth.  The victim was found to have 82 areas of bruising to […]

News 15th May 2019

Client spared jail

Alejandra Llorente Tascon appeared before the Crown Court at Southampton to represent her client following guilty pleas to 3 counts of making indecent images of children (Cat A, B, and C), 3 counts of distributing indecent images of children (Cat A, B, and C) and 1 count of possession of prohibited images. The charges arose […]

News 1st May 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon joins CBA Social Mobility Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been appointed to the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) Social Mobility Committee. The committee’s aim is to improve social mobility within the Criminal Bar through: Improving access to the Criminal Bar as a profession for individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds, challenging financial and structural […]

Blog 30th April 2019

A pupil’s view – Alejandra Llorente Tascon third-six criminal pupillage

Moving chambers as a third-six pupil can be a daunting and scary experience; however, this was not my experience of moving to Pump Court Chambers. From day one, I was made to feel welcome, valued and challenged. As a working pupil, no two days are ever the same. I often commuted to Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth […]

News 29th April 2019

HHJ Judge Cottle

We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that one of our former members of chambers H.H. Judge Cottle has passed away. Graham Cottle was an exceptional barrister and having joined from 4 Pump Court he quickly built up a very successful criminal practice on Circuit before being elevated to the Bench. He had been […]

News 18th April 2019

Criminal Practitioners

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you? We are a busy, successful and expanding Criminal Team in a large common law chambers. We have a clear surplus of good work. We need committed and enthusiastic practitioners across the board to take it up. Based in the beautiful Cathedral City of […]

News 17th April 2019

Client cleared of murder of victim who died 11 years after assault

James Newton-Price QC leading Peter Asteris have successfully defended a man aged 35 who was charged with murder after the victim died 11 years after the original alleged assault in 2006. The Prosecution alleged that the victim had died of epilepsy that was caused by the assault. The trial involved complex medical evidence on the […]

News 1st April 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has joined chambers following successful completion of her third six pupillage. Alejandra is building a specialist criminal practise appearing regularly in the Crown Court on behalf of the Defence and the Prosecution. She is regularly instructed in a wide range of offences including serious violence, […]

News 28th March 2019

James Newton-Price QC persuades Judge not to impose 30 year minimum term

James Newton-Price QC has successfully persuaded a Judge not to impose a 30 year minimum term after evidence at the trial cast doubt on the Prosecution case that the incident was a murder for gain or that his client brought the knife to the scene. His client admitted the fatal stabbing but denied that he […]

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