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News & Events: Professional Negligence

News 4th September 2022

Pump Court Shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at Family Law Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers has once again been shortlisted by Lexis Nexis for Chambers of the Year at the forthcoming Family Law Awards 2022. Our nomination (for the fourth year in a row) for ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ underlines our position as one of the leading […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

News 3rd September 2018
Mark Ruffell

Driving instructor allowed to continue working after using mobile

Mark Ruffell has successfully appealed on behalf of a Driving Instructor who had been declared to be not a fit and proper person to be an instructor following receiving 6 penalty points for using his mobile telephone whilst instructing. The Registrar of Driving Instructors ordinarily seeks to remove an instructor from the register of approved […]

News 23rd February 2018
Mark Ruffell

Mark Ruffell successfully represents solicitor before Disciplinary Tribunal

Mark Ruffell has successfully mitigated on behalf of a solicitor who admitted contacting her imprisoned client by mobile phone; sending him 102 text messages in less than three months. In mitigation before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Mr Ruffell said that at the time his client set up her own practice, she did not appreciate “the […]

Blog 12th February 2018
Ezra MacDonald

Wilsons Solicitors LLP & Ors v Roberts [2018] EWCA Civ 52

Did the EAT err in law in finding that a member of an LLP who acts “reasonably” in withdrawing his labour will not, as a matter of law, act wrongfully or in repudiatory breach of the LLP members’ agreement, and accordingly may be awarded losses flowing from a subsequent expulsion pursuant to the terms of […]

Blog 25th September 2015

NHS staff must declare gifts from drugs companies or face jail

Does the widely disliked “Big Pharma” bribe doctors with free gifts and hospitality? In this country at least, bribery is seldom carried out by anything so obvious as a brown envelope stuffed with used bank notes. Instead, it is made to seem respectable by invitations to conferences in comfortable hotels, where the ostensible purpose of […]

News 13th April 2015

Finding of Misconduct Appeal Meeting quashed after successful Judicial Review Challenge

Colin Banham successfully represented a Cumbrian Police Officer in a challenge by way of Judicial Review. A Misconduct Appeal Meeting found that the officer had breached the Police Officer Standards of Professional Behaviour in that he had failed to obey orders and instructions from senior officers not to remove or copy material in relation to an ongoing […]

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