Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Personal Injury

News 30th September 2022
Antonia Ford

European influence on UK Insurance industry loosens

Insurance has been part of road traffic litigation since 1897 when the first policy was issued. Policies were based on existing insurance schemes covering horse drawn carriages and third-party cover was not commonplace. Modern compulsory insurance was not introduced until the Road Traffic Act 1930, a significant time after Ford, Renault, Fiat, Daimler and Benz […]

News 1st September 2022

Pump Court Chambers Shortlisted at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to have been recognised and shortlisted for ‘Client Service Set of the Year’ at this year’s upcoming Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. The shortlists are a result of extensive objective research by over 200 analysts. The lists reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work and excellence in […]

News 7th July 2022

Louisa Simpson commences third six pupillage

We are delighted to welcome Louisa Simpson who joins Pump Court Chambers as a third six pupil with immediate effect. Louisa is commencing her Third Six in our Civil Team, having completed her pupillage training under Suzanne McKie QC at Farore Law. Louisa specialised in employment law – specifically in cases involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing and […]

News 4th April 2022

Rebekah Batt joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to welcome Rebekah Batt to chambers following successful completion of her pupillage. During her time at Chambers she has built a mixed common law practice, accepting instructions across a range criminal, civil, and family matters in line with her chambers profile and with a particular focus on civil and family law. Tony […]

News 22nd March 2022
Antonia Ford

Antonia Ford secures ‘Sanderson’ cost order in a QOCS claim

The Claimant was injured in an accident within her home caused by the defective installation of a bathroom. Proceedings were issued against two Defendants because the true identity of the fitter was unclear. The Claimant was successful against the Second Defendant but unsuccessful against the First Defendant. The unusual feature was that the Second Defendant […]

News 26th January 2022

Francis Payne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Francis Payne has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Francis has a varied practice across many areas of expertise, with a particular focus in personal injury, private children and matrimonial finance matters. Leslie Samuels QC; Head of Family & Civil said: “Francis impressed us as a highly capable, successful and talented barrister. We look forward to working […]

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 28th September 2021
Antonia Ford

Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Sports, especially contact sports, have always carried a degree of risk which those participating accept and sometimes even welcome. After all, the Grand Prix would not be exciting for spectators or participants if there was not a degree of risk that a crash might occur at some point during its 78 laps.   These risks […]

Blog 6th August 2021

Breakingbury v Croad “Why be a professional – be a footballer”

The adoration bestowed upon footballers far outweighs the gratitude bestowed upon members of the professions for the work they undertake. The consequences for an unsuccessful professional are far greater than for an unsuccessful footballer. Take for example the case of the former dentist Dr Croad (Breakingbury v Croad judgment 19th April 2021).   The legal […]

News 28th June 2021

Conor Mullan Successful in The Supreme Court of St Helena

Conor Mullan recently appeared in the Supreme Court of Saint Helena representing a senior medical practitioner subject to an injunction preventing him from leaving the island. Mr Mullan was instructed by the Public Solicitors office in Saint Helena in conjunction with the Medical Protection Society in London and the Embassy of Guatemala in London. The case […]

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 […]

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