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News 20th October 2022

Pump Court Chambers Rankings in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023 has been launched today and we’re delighted to have been recognised once again as a ‘Top Ranked’ set, with 23 members ranked across the areas of criminal, employment, ecclesiastical, family: matrimonial finance and children law, health & safety and inquests and inquiries. Our “Market leading” Band 1 Family […]

News 10th October 2022
Cordelia Williams

Cordelia Williams returns from maternity leave

We are delighted to welcome back Cordelia Williams to our Family team following her recent maternity leave. Cordelia was called to the Bar in 2014 and specialises in financial remedies and private law children matters. She is regularly instructed in complex disputes, often appearing against senior barristers of leading family chambers. Ranked as a tier 1 rising star […]

The Family Law Podcast 7th October 2022

Coercive and controlling behaviour (together and separately!)

Catherine Ellis joins host Mark Ablett to discuss coercive behaviour, controlling behaviour and coercive controlling behaviour in the context of private children proceedings. Catherine talks Mark through how we define and identify such behaviour, noting the frequent difficulties for victims in doing so. In circumstances where the guidance is far from definitive, Catherine gives her […]

News 29th September 2022

Pump Court pleased to announce Legal 500 rankings

The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings launched on Wednesday 28th September 2022. We are pleased to announced 39 members have been recognised as ‘Leading Individuals’, over the areas of Commercial, Chancery, Probate & Tax, Criminal, Employment, Family and Children Law, Health & Safety, Inquests & Inquiries and Personal Injury. As well as increasing the number […]

Past Events
29th Jun 2022, 12:30 to 17:00

Children Law Seminar Portsmouth 2022

The Children Team at Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce the return of our annual Children Law Seminar, following a two-year hiatus.  We hope you will join us for talks on a range of topics relating to private and public law which will aim to provide an interesting mix of practical advice, case law updates […]

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 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 […]

The Family Law Podcast 1st April 2022
Nigel Pascoe QC

Cross-examining vulnerable witnesses in domestic abuse cases

Tara Lyons is joined by Nigel Pascoe QC of Pump Court Chambers for this timely podcast on cross-examining vulnerable witnesses. Nigel is the author of an advocacy guide and has been a silk in the criminal courts for 34 years! In the wake of an increase in appreciation of special measures for witnesses following the […]

News 13th December 2021

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

We will be operating with reduced hours over the festive period. Our Chambers Christmas and New Year opening hours are as follows:- Thursday 23rd December – 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Friday 24th December – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Saturday 25th December – closed Sunday 26th December – closed Monday 27th December – closed […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd November 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Well-being in Family law

In May 2021, Resolution published their report ‘Wellbeing in Family Law‘ which painted a grim picture of morale amongst family law practitioners, including a worrying statistic of 1 in 4 respondents considering leaving the profession. With lockdown and remote working, wellbeing and mental health has never been more important in the legal profession generally. For […]

Webinar Archive 28th May 2021

What now after Re H-N & others Webinar

Hot off the press from the Court of Appeal, Re H-N and others (children) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has the potential to redefine (or start to redefine) the way in which the Family Court approaches domestic abuse, particularly more nuanced allegations like coercive and controlling behaviour.     Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will […]

Past Events
28th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:15

What now after Re H-N & others

Hot off the press from the Court of Appeal, Re H-N and others (children) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has the potential to redefine (or start to redefine) the way in which the Family Court approaches domestic abuse, particularly more nuanced allegations like coercive and controlling behaviour. Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will look at […]

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