Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Criminal

News 18th April 2019

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you?

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you? We are a busy, successful Criminal and Disciplinary & Regulatory 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 […]

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 […]

News 25th March 2019

New Criminal Pupils

We are pleased to announce that Chambers have two working Pupils available for court work from 2nd April 2019 Alice Scott Stephanie Painter Chambers are happy to offer the following fixed fees for the Magistrates Court Work. Trial 1 day £175 Trial half day £125 Short hearing including Sentences £75 If you wish to book […]

News 20th March 2019

Join us: Criminal Third-Six Pupil Vacancy

Pump Court Chambers’ busy criminal team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil to work primarily on the Western Circuit, typically in Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth for six months, with a view to tenancy. We prosecute and defend across all areas of criminal work, including the most serious and complex cases. We are […]

News 13th March 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC

Congratulations to Sarah Jones QC as she leaves Chambers to travel to Westminster, where she will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in today’s ceremony. Pump Court Chambers would like to extend our best wishes to all 108 new silks announced today. For further information, please click here.

News 14th January 2019

Firearms dealer and former soldier acquitted in MOD rifles case

Tom Wilkins and Andrew Stone successfully defended their clients in a six-week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Allegations concerned the theft and handling of over £100,000 of firearms belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Firearms dealer Adrian Bull, represented by Tom Wilkins, was acquitted of handling assault rifles at the end of the prosecution case after […]

News 30th November 2018

Mother and former partner found guilty over death of baby

James Newton-Price QC and Richard Tutt have successfully prosecuted a mother and her male partner for causing or allowing the death of a 24 day old baby in a case which attracted national media coverage. The child died from a skull fracture and associated brain haemorrhage and was found to have sustained 32 rib fractures […]

News 20th July 2018

Client cleared of Basingstoke park death

James Newton-Price QC successfully defended his client who was charged with the murder of a drug dealer working for a London drugs network, following a trial lasting 3 weeks at Winchester Crown Court. The case concerned the fatal  stabbing of a man in a local park in February. The Jury returned Not Guilty Verdicts on […]

News 6th June 2018

The Deterrent Effect

Writing for Counsel Magazine, Jesse Cook discusses how knife culture is so engrained in some communities that only more severe punishment will actually see it ‘stamped out’. This article was first published in Counsel Magazine June 2018, to read in full please click here.

News 23rd May 2018

Further statement regarding criminal legal aid funding reforms

Barristers at Pump Court Chambers have decided not to accept legally aided instructions that are returned from other barristers or other chambers with effect from 25 May 2018. This action (No Returns) is in addition to refusing new instructions in cases in which the Representation Order is dated 1st April 2018 or later. We are […]

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