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News 14th April 2021

RTA Claims – The Latest Developments for PI Lawyers

RTA Claims – The Latest Developments for PI Lawyers with Antonia Ford and Alice Scott is now available on demand from MBL. The webinar considers some important developments in the world of road traffic claims to ensure that you stay current and knowledgeable in your field. What You Will Learn This webinar will cover the […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

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 […]

News 27th July 2020

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

On the 8 July 2020, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (the “Review”) chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL, published its important report into the use and effect of certain medical interventions.  A copy of the report can be found here. The Review, commissioned in February 2018 by the then Secretary of […]

News 2nd July 2020
Henry Hawkesworth

Henry Hawkesworth joins Pump Court

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Henry Hawkesworth has joined Pump Court Chambers after successful completion of his third six pupillage following a period as a tenant in a leading set of common law chambers in the North East of England. Called to the Bar in 2018, he has developed a mixed common […]

News 2nd June 2020
Jonathan Cue Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims

Western Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims

To access the Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims that have been agreed by all three DCJs for the courts on the Western Circuit please click here. It provides important guidance on the use of remote hearings and within it are new protocols for fast and multi-track Trials between the 1st June & 1st October 2020. […]

News 12th April 2020
A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol for Personal Injury Lawyers by Antonia Ford.

A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce the publication of ‘A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol for Personal Injury Lawyers’, by Antonia Ford. The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (the Protocol) provides a streamlined process for the handling of personal injury claims valued between £1000 […]

News 13th November 2019
James Byrne on The practical application of Practice Direction 51Z; Issues that may arise

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. He also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 18th July 2019

Personal Injury Practitioners 

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you? We are a busy, successful and expanding Personal Injury Team in a large common law chambers. We have a significant strength at the junior end of the team (up to 15 years call) but are seeking to recruit senior junior practitioners to help […]

Blog 13th March 2019

Credit Hire, Loss of Use and Illegality

Shadbolt v Stefanatica (unreported) When a person is involved in a non-fault road traffic accident, they are usually entitled to two vehicle related heads of loss; diminution and loss of use. Diminution is usually (although not always) quantified using the reasonable cost of repairs required to put the vehicle back into its pre-accident condition. Loss […]

Blog 1st November 2017

“Fundamental Dishonesty” in the Court of Appeal

Paul Mertens reviews the recent decision of Howlett v Davies [2017] EWCA Civ 1696, the first case in which the Court of Appeal has considered the approach to “fundamental dishonesty” as an exception to Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) under CPR 44.16(1). Background Howlett v Davies was a fairly commonplace PI claim arising from a […]

News 23rd June 2016

Worker loses fingers in log splitter

Richard Tutt recently appeared at the Norwich Magistrates’ Court representing an Italian company in relation to a breach of one of the general duties of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Metal Agricola SRL made and supplied a log processor comprising a large circular saw, a log splitter and an outfeed conveyor. […]

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