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News 13th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

James Wackett joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce that James Wackett has joined chambers as Senior Civil Clerk. James will lead the Civil Clerking team and will ultimately be responsible for the strategic planning, development and growth of all civil practices across chambers. James has gained over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry, working […]

News, Podcasts 2nd November 2023

Introducing The Civil Law Podcast from Pump Court Chambers, a new podcast covering topics of interest from across the civil jurisdiction

In this first episode, the regular hosts, Timothy Salisbury, Louisa Simpson, and Chris Stead, discuss three significant recent cases in the civil law sphere: Majid Ali v HSF Logistics Polska SP Zoo [2023] EWHC 2159 (KB) – on illegality defences in credit hire claims; R (on the application of ASLEF and ors) v Secretary of […]

News 2nd August 2023
Naomi Gyane

Naomi Gyane to be sworn in as the new Chancellor of the Diocese of Leicester

Naomi will be officially sworn in by the Right Reverend Saju Muthalaly on 2nd August and will become the youngest Diocesan Chancellor currently serving in the Church of England. Naomi’s appointment is featured in an article on the Diocese of Leicester website here. Naomi will continue to practice as a barrister. The Diocesan Chancellor acts […]

News 30th May 2023

Christopher Pix joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher PIx has joined Chambers as a tenant. Christopher Pix is a criminal law specialist who is instructed in a full range of criminal cases, both alone and as a led junior. He undertakes both defence and prosecution work. His work spans a wide range of criminal […]

News 31st March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers welcomes members of Stour to create southern super set

A major, multi-practice chambers reaching across London, Kent, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has emerged after Pump Court Chambers welcomed the members of Stour Chambers in Canterbury. The former members of Stour Chambers will be joining Pump Court Chambers from 3 April 2023, creating a combined membership of 120 barristers and 24 members of staff spread across […]

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 14th April 2022

Timothy Salisbury appointed Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of Gloucester

Pump Court Chambers is proud to announce that Timothy Salisbury has been appointed the Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of Gloucester.  Timothy will take up his position with immediate effect. Mark Ruffell, Chancellor of Diocese of Gloucester said: “I am delighted to appoint Tim Salisbury as Deputy Chancellor in the Diocese of Gloucester. Tim is […]

News 23rd March 2022
Justin Gau

Justin Gau wins first ‘contested heritage case’

The Church of England, along with many organisations has been trying to deal appropriately with memorials and other matters of ‘contested heritage’ in relation to the legacies of slavery that have historically benefited those organisations. Justin was briefed on behalf of 96 parties opponent who opposed the petition by Jesus College, Cambridge to remove a […]

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, […]

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