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News 19th June 2024

Sam Hadgraft joins Pump Court’s Civil Clerking Team

We are delighted to announce that Sam Hadgraft has joined chambers as Third Junior Civil Clerk. Sam is a highly efficient clerk, adept at navigating fast paced and challenging environments. He is eager to learn and demonstrates a strong aptitude for applying new knowledge with skill and precision. His responsibilities encompass the fair allocation of […]

News 22nd March 2024
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Tim Broom joins Pump Court as Second Junior Civil Clerk

We are delighted to welcome Tim Broom, who joins our civil clerking team. As the Second Junior Civil Clerk, Tim plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of chambers and is responsible for diary and practice management across all civil areas, with a special emphasis on the regulatory team. His duties include the fair […]

News 13th February 2024
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven successfully defends Nurse in multi-registrant NMC case

Siân was instructed by Rebecca Austin of the RCN to represent one of three nurses before the NMC. The three registrants faced the same, single charge involving the restraint or inappropriate contact with a terminally ill patient during his final admission to hospital. During a 3-week hearing, Siân cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable complainant […]

News 18th December 2023

Louisa Simpson secures finding of no dishonesty and no impairment for nurse in NMC proceedings

It’s been a busy and successful couple of weeks for Pump Court Chambers and the RCN at the NMC. Louisa Simpson was instructed by Emma Davies of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to represent a registrant nurse in an 8-day trial before her regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The Registrant admitted charges […]

News 13th December 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures finding of no impairment for Registrant at NMC

Siân, instructed by Emma Davies of the RCN, secured a finding of no impairment for a Registrant (R) at a Fitness to Practice hearing. The Registrant accepted the charges against her, which were found proved by admission. The charges related to a single shift during which she failed to conduct two hourly observations and failed […]

News 13th November 2023

Nazmeen Imambaccus joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Nazmeen Imambaccus has joined chambers as a tenant, effective Monday 13th November 2023. Nazmeen has a unique background, having gained a number of years’ experience practising in an oversea common law jurisdiction. Her practice focused on Civil and Commercial matters, which included being junior counsel on a […]

News 21st June 2023
Mark Ruffell

Mark Ruffell successful at the Care Standards Tribunal

Mark Ruffell has successfully represented an independent patient transport provider at the Care Standard Tribunal. The case has been reported in HSJ and can be accessed here (subscription required). Mark Ruffell is head of Pump Court Chambers’ Regulatory and Disciplinary Team. For further information on Mark’s practice or to instruct him, please contact Tony Atkins, […]

News 19th June 2019

Five members appointed to list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

Pump Court are delighted to announce that five members of chambers have been appointed to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A list; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Ellie Fargin have been appointed to the B list and Andrew Stone has […]

Blog 11th April 2019

From ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ – turning round a Care Provider’s rating

Mark Ruffell was instructed to represent a well-established domiciliary care provider who faced having their registration being cancelled by the CQC. The background is a familiar tale of a service provider who had previously been rated as ‘Good’, finding that in a routine inspection in 2016 it ‘Required Improvement.’ In early 2017 it was inspected […]

News 6th April 2019

Latest appointments to the HSE Panel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that five members have been approved to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law in this latest round of appointments. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A List; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Eleanor Fargin have been appointed to the B […]

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