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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 […]

News 2nd April 2024
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers is expanding

Pump Court Chambers is a barristers’ chambers fit for the modern business world and is recognised as a leading set in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 UK Bar guides. Following a period of recent expansion and due to a significant increase in work, Pump Court Chambers invites applications from practitioners of all […]

News 5th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers ranked as a Top Tier Set in Legal 500 2024

Pump Court Chambers has been ranked as a Top Tier Set in three practice areas in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide: Family: Children and Domestic Violence (Western Circuit) Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy (Western Circuit) Crime: General and Fraud (Western Circuit) Pump Court is listed as a Leading Set for […]

News 3rd October 2023

Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt join Pump Court Chambers as tenants

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt have all joined chambers as tenants, following the successful completion of their respective pupillages. Shona Love accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. Before coming to the Bar, Shona spent several years as a lawyer at the BBC specialising […]


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