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News 14th May 2020

Siân Beaven joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Siân Beaven has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Siân is a specialist criminal practitioner, she has developed a practice prosecuting and defending in all areas of general crime.  Siân also accepts instructions in professional disciplinary matters, appearing regularly before the NMC on behalf of registrants. She has also developed a practice in prison law, […]

Blog 7th April 2020
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Lucy’s Law

On Monday 6 April 2020, the Government brought into force new legislation in England to ban the commercial third-party sale of puppies and kittens, under six months old, by anyone other than a registered breeder. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 provided for the licensing of persons in England to […]

News 1st April 2020
Jesse Cook discusses discusses the potential legal issues to within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic with TalkSport

Potential Legal Issues Within Football due to the Coronavirus Epidemic

Sports Law Barrister & Director of 4D Sports Group Jesse Cook joined TalkSport – Weekend Sport Breakfast on Sunday 29th March to discuss the potential legal issues within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic. To listen to the discussion please click here. For further information on Jesse’s practice please contact Jonathan Cue on 020 7353 0711 or via […]

News 21st November 2019
Alejandra Llorente Tascon on Dishonesty: Barton & Booth-v-The Queen [2020] EWCA Crim 575

Alejandra Llorente Tascon elected to Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been elected to the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee. The Executive Committee was formed to represent the views and interests of the practising members of the Criminal Bar in England and Wales. Alejandra will take her role from January 2020, for further information […]

News 13th November 2019
James Byrne on The practical application of Practice Direction 51Z; Issues that may arise

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. He also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 9th October 2019

Counsel representing Rifles Regiment at Inquest following fatal march

Four barristers from Pump Court Chambers (Tim Akers, Lucy Morell, Richard Tutt and Tom Wilkins) are currently appearing in an Article 2 inquest before Birmingham’s Senior Coroner, representing members of The Rifles Regiment. The inquest concerns the death of Cpl Joshua Hoole, who died on the hottest day of the year in 2016 on an […]

News 12th September 2019
Mark Ruffell has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester

Judge rejects Health & Safety sentencing guidelines in a non-registration case

In a case involving a slimming clinic that had traded without being registered with the CQC, the CQC had argued that the Sentencing Council’s ‘Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Definitive Guideline’ should apply. CQC had told District Judge Woollard who was sitting at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court, that two […]

News 24th June 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon speaks at PASS Q&A Day

Sunday saw the Annual Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS) held at Inner Temple. PASS was designed in order to support aspiring barristers who have not yet started their BPTC, with the aim of improving access to the profession and to support high achieving students from under-represented backgrounds by providing the experiences they need to […]

News 19th June 2019

Five members appointed to list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

Pump Court are delighted to announce that five members of chambers have been appointed to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A list; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Ellie Fargin have been appointed to the B list and Andrew Stone has […]

News 6th April 2019

Latest appointments to the HSE Panel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that five members have been approved to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law in this latest round of appointments. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A List; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Eleanor Fargin have been appointed to the B […]

Blog 30th April 2019
Alejandra Llorente Tascon on Dishonesty: Barton & Booth-v-The Queen [2020] EWCA Crim 575

A pupil’s view – Alejandra Llorente Tascon third-six criminal pupillage

Moving chambers as a third-six pupil can be a daunting and scary experience; however, this was not my experience of moving to Pump Court Chambers. From day one, I was made to feel welcome, valued and challenged. As a working pupil, no two days are ever the same. I often commuted to Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth […]

Blog 11th April 2019

From ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ – turning round a Care Provider’s rating

Mark Ruffell was instructed to represent a well-established domiciliary care provider who faced having their registration being cancelled by the CQC. The background is a familiar tale of a service provider who had previously been rated as ‘Good’, finding that in a routine inspection in 2016 it ‘Required Improvement.’ In early 2017 it was inspected […]

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