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News, Blog 13th February 2024
Antonia Ford

When is relief not relief?

Relief from Sanctions applications continue to take up a disproportionate amount of court time both in the lower Courts and on appeal. It is rare for a week to go by without some aspect of CPR 3.9 and Denton and others v TH White Ltd and another [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (Denton) being the subject […]

News, Podcasts 18th December 2023

Personal Injury and Injury to Feelings in the Employment Tribunal

This Episode, Louisa Simpson speaks with Pump Court’s Emma Sole about all things Personal Injury in the Employment Tribunal. Topics include in what circumstances one might consider seeking damages for PI in the ET (and not the civil courts), the cross-over with Injury to Feelings awards, medical evidence, directions and case management. Whilst this podcast […]

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 4th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

New Practitioner Series – Season 2

We are pleased to launch season 2 of our New Practitioner Series of webinars, which are aimed at practitioners 0-3 years qualified. It includes a range of bite-sized webinars on matters of procedure and law and is designed to be used as training and library resource for practitioners as they navigate their case-loads. The topics […]

Webinar Archive 1st December 2023

Foreign Language Clients

  Oliver Foy talks through some issues which can arise with foreign language clients, focusing on witness statements and interpreters. The slides from the session can be viewed here.

News 1st December 2023

Jack Nicholls joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court is delighted to welcome Jack Nicholls as a tenant, effective Friday 1st December. Jack will join the Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Inquests and Inquiries teams. Jack specialises in complex and high value personal injury and clinical negligence cases with a particular focus on public transport, logistics and rail claims. He acts for […]

Webinar Archive 1st December 2023

Requests for Further Information – Albert Gibbon

  In this webinar, Albert Gibbon provides an overview of Part 18 requests for further information. Albert offers a summary on making requests, responding to them, and making applications to court regarding said requests. He also provides his perspective on when and why requests might be made and responded to.

Webinar Archive 1st December 2023

Introduction to CPR Part 36 – Nida Ali

  In this webinar, Nida Ali explains Section I of CPR Part 36 – the pivotal carrot and stick provision that all civil practitioners should understand to avoid being caught out in negotiations. With reference to key case law, this webinar discusses the central tenets of the self-contained code that is designed to reward genuine […]

Webinar Archive 1st December 2023

Default Judgments and Setting Aside Default Judgments – Rebekah Batt

  In this webinar, Rebekah Batt, provides an overview of default judgments and setting aside default judgments including the relevant time limits, the grounds on which a default judgment can be set aside and the implications of recent decision in FXF v English Karate Association Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 891.

Webinar Archive 27th November 2023

Interim Payments: The Low Down – Louisa Simpson

  In this episode of the new practitioner webinar series, Louisa Simpson gives the low-down on Interim Payments in Personal Injury claims, including some practical tips for making IP applications. Click here to read Louisa’s accompanying article on the topic.

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, Blog 19th October 2023

You Can’t Lose What You Never Had: Ali v HSF Logistics Polska SP Zoo

In March 2019 Pump Court’s Antonia Ford published an article on Shadbolt v Stefanatica (unreported), in which the Claimant’s illegal act of failing to renew his vehicle’s MOT licence for some three months, was found not to have reached the threshold for rendering a credit hire claim unrecoverable on public policy grounds pursuant to the […]


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