Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Ecclesiastical & Religious Law

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 […]

News 23rd November 2021

Justin Gau and Naomi Gyane installed as Canons of St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Bishop Martin Seeley, Diocesan Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, having appointed Justin Gau as Chancellor and Naomi Gyane as Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese acceded to the Very Reverend Joe Hawke’s request to appoint Chancellor Gau to the stall of St Thomas of Canterbury as Honorary Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Deputy […]

News 22nd November 2021
Justin Gau

Clergyman cleared of Sexual assault allegations

Justin Gau successfully represented a married clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a man in his congregation. The Tribunal dismissed all the charges, expressing concern about the credibility both of the accused clergyman’s training incumbent and the complainant. They formed the view that the clergyman was naïve and had been manipulated by a dishonest and obsessional […]

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, […]

News 11th June 2021
Justin Gau

Justin Gau appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Chambers is delighted to announce that Justin Gau has been appointed to be Chancellor of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He will remain as Chancellor of the Diocese of Bristol and Deputy Chancellor of the Dioceses of Lincoln, and Bath and Wells. Justin is head of the Ecclesiastical Law Team.

News 9th April 2021
Justin Gau

Justin Gau succeeds in an ‘extraordinary case’ before the Court of Arches

Justin Gau successfully appealed the penalty of ‘removal from office’ of a clergyman who, although acquitted of adultery, fell to be dealt with for his misconduct in failing to refer the woman to the Diocesan safeguarding team and for swearing at her. The original tribunal had determined that the witness had behaved with ‘egregious’ dishonesty […]

News 6th March 2021

Ruth Arlow appointed Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of London

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Ruth Arlow has been appointed to the Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of London. Ruth is an experienced ecclesiastical lawyer and will take up her position at the beginning of March 2021. Justin Gau, Team Leader said: “This is a brilliant and well-deserved appointment. I have no doubt that […]

News 29th January 2021
Justin Gau

Justin Gau instructed to object to the removal of the Tobias Rustat Memorial from Jesus College, Cambridge

31 alumni of Jesus College, Cambridge have instructed Justin Gau to object to a petition for a Faculty for the removal of a memorial to Tobias Rustat from the college chapel. The memorial was created by Grinling Gibbons and is regarded as one of the most important pieces of funerary art in the country. Tobias Rustat […]

News 27th October 2020

Ruth Arlow appointed to the Rule Committee of the Church of England

Pump Court Chambers is proud to announce that Ruth Arlow has been appointed to the  Rule Committee of the Church of England. Justin Gau, Team Leader said: “We’re all delighted for Ruth on this thoroughly well-deserved appointment. This appointment along with the teams recent coverage in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners, further highlights Pump Court Chambers as one […]

News 22nd October 2020

Chambers and Partners 2021

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to see our hard work and dedication to our clients has been recognised once again within the Chambers and Partners 2021 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 […]

News 16th June 2020

Ruth Arlow appointed Legal Chair of the Clergy Discipline Tribunal

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce that Ruth Arlow has been appointed the Legal Chair of the Clergy Discipline Tribunal. She remains the Chancellor of the Diocese of Salisbury. This appointment highlights Pump Court Chambers as one of the pre-eminent Ecclesiastical Law sets in the country. For further information on Ruth’s practice or another member of […]

News 15th May 2020
Mark Ruffell

Mark Ruffell has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester

The Ecclesiastical Law team is delighted to announce that Mark Ruffell has been appointed to be Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester. He remains Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester. This appointment highlights Pump Court Chambers as one of the pre-eminent Ecclesiastical Law sets in the country. For further information on Mark’s practice or […]

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