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News 22nd April 2024

Nazmeen Imambaccus appointed Senior Member (Chair) of Valuation Tribunal

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce that Nazmeen Imambaccus has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a Senior Member (Chair) of the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE). The Tribunal hears and determines disputes that are made by ratepayers and/or council tax payers because they are challenging decisions taken by the local council […]

News 3rd April 2024

Louisa Simpson successfully defends athlete accused of bringing their sport into disrepute and breaching code of conduct

Louisa Simpson represented an athlete in respect of their appeal to the British Equestrian Federation, of a disciplinary decision and sanction made by one of its member bodies (UK Polocrosse Association). Louisa facilitated an early resolution for the athlete which included UKPA agreeing to all remedial aspects requested by the athlete, including overturning the sanction, […]

News 22nd March 2024
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Tim Broom joins Pump Court as Second Junior Civil Clerk

We are delighted to welcome Tim Broom, who joins our civil clerking team. As the Second Junior Civil Clerk, Tim plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of chambers and is responsible for diary and practice management across all civil areas, with a special emphasis on the regulatory team. His duties include the fair […]

News 13th February 2024
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven successfully defends Nurse in multi-registrant NMC case

Siân was instructed by Rebecca Austin of the RCN to represent one of three nurses before the NMC. The three registrants faced the same, single charge involving the restraint or inappropriate contact with a terminally ill patient during his final admission to hospital. During a 3-week hearing, Siân cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable complainant […]

News 6th February 2024

Nazmeen Imambaccus successfully defends Registrant Nurse at the NMC

Nazmeen was instructed by Emma Davies at the RCN to represent a registrant nurse at the NMC. The nurse faced a number of charges including one of a sexual nature, all of which was denied. During a 7-day hearing, Nazmeen cross-examined multiple witnesses, including a vulnerable witness. Her submissions before the panel at the Fact […]

News 18th December 2023

Louisa Simpson secures finding of no dishonesty and no impairment for nurse in NMC proceedings

It’s been a busy and successful couple of weeks for Pump Court Chambers and the RCN at the NMC. Louisa Simpson was instructed by Emma Davies of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to represent a registrant nurse in an 8-day trial before her regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The Registrant admitted charges […]

News 13th December 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures finding of no impairment for Registrant at NMC

Siân, instructed by Emma Davies of the RCN, secured a finding of no impairment for a Registrant (R) at a Fitness to Practice hearing. The Registrant accepted the charges against her, which were found proved by admission. The charges related to a single shift during which she failed to conduct two hourly observations and failed […]

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 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 […]

News, Podcasts 16th November 2023

Relying on the findings of other bodies in professional regulatory proceedings

Listen to Episode 2 of The Civil Law Podcast from Pump Court Chambers. One of our three regular hosts, Louisa Simpson, speaks with Pump Court’s Tim Akers about evidence in professional regulatory proceedings – in particular relying on the findings of other bodies: if and when it is admissible, and if so for what purposes. […]

News 13th November 2023

Nazmeen Imambaccus joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Nazmeen Imambaccus has joined chambers as a tenant, effective Monday 13th November 2023. Nazmeen has a unique background, having gained a number of years’ experience practising in an oversea common law jurisdiction. Her practice focused on Civil and Commercial matters, which included being junior counsel on a […]

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 […]


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