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Blog 20th November 2020

Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091

Proprietary Estoppel and the Matrimonial Home on the Death of a Spouse – Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091 It is rare that a spouse needs to pursue a claim in proprietary estoppel to secure occupation of a matrimonial home owned by the other spouse on the latter’s death: the Inheritance (Provision for […]

Webinar Archive 7th October 2020

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills & Probate team are pleased to bring you our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Amy Berry, TEP and  Simon Lane.   In this webinar our speakers consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 […]

News 1st October 2020

38 members ranked in Legal 500 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier Set’ in the Legal 500, 2021 Rankings. Described as the ‘go-to‘ set on the Western Circuit, 38 of our members have been recognised across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal Injury and […]

Past Events
7th Oct 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Join us for our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Simon Lane and Amy Berry, TEP of Pump Court Chambers. Our speakers will consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207HL; The Scope of the duty. Damage Limitation […]

Webinar Archive 9th June 2020

A Guide to TOLATA Claims

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming A Guide to TOLATA Claims Webinar. Jack Rundall and Mark Ablett provide a valuable and in-depth updates for all practitioners at this lunchtime webinar.     Topics include: Pre-action guidance Equitable accounting, to deal with home improvements, account for mortgage and occupation rent Part […]

News 29th June 2020

Alexander v Archibald & Archibald

Simon Lane successfully represented the Respondents (Brenda and John Archibald) before Mr Justice Fancourt, in a decision that was handed down by the High Court today. The decision is a useful authority for where property has been placed into joint names on a particular basis/ agreement and the survivor refuses honour this on the death […]

Blog 14th June 2020

Capacity: Where now for the ‘Golden Rule’?

You could not make it up! Lord Templeman, the creator of the Golden Rule in his decision in Kenward v Adams (1975) The Times 29 Nov, died in 2014. He executed his last will in August 2008. He left nothing to his son Michael Templeman or his daughter in law Lesley Templeman and they challenged […]

Past Events
10th Jun 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

All that Glitters is not Golden

In this lunchtime webinar Professor Robert Howard (UCL) will be joined by Leslie Samuels QC & Mark Dubbery to discuss ‘the Golden Rule’, that where testamentary capacity is in doubt advice should be sought from a medical practitioner. Professor Howard and Leslie Samuels QC will consider the following issues: Has the recent case law changed the […]

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra MacDonald

Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings come with particular difficulties. One obvious difficulty is that the parties cannot see each other as well as they might in the courtroom. But how much of a problem is this? If the demeanour of witnesses (or indeed parties) is relevant to an issue to be decided by the Court, then restrictions on […]

Past Events
14th Nov 2019, 14:15 to 18:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to invite you to our annual London Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview […]

Blog 6th September 2019

ADR and mediation – A shifting landscape

Introduction There has in recent years been a growing emphasis on the role of ADR, with the court being increasingly willing to make costs orders based on failures to mediate. On 17th October 2017 the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Group published a comprehensive interim report on the existing and potential role of ADR in […]

Past Events
26th Sep 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central are pleased to invite you to our annual Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to […]

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