Pump Court Chambers

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News 21st October 2021

Pump Court Ranked recognised as Top Ranked Set in Chambers & Partners Guide

Pump Court Chambers has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients all year round, […]

News 3rd August 2021

Join Us – Criminal Barristers

Due to a significant increase in workload Pump Court Chambers’ specialist criminal team is now seeking to recruit additional members at all levels of call. The team now seeks exceptional criminal advocates to assist with a significant surplus of quality work and complex trials at all levels of seniority. The team, led by James Newton Price QC, […]

Past Events
1st Jul 2021, 12:30 to 13:30

No Jab, No Job – Employment Law Webinar

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Employment Team Webinar: No Jab, No Job. Daniella Gilbert and Siân Beaven will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure. Topics: – Employment Contracts – Discrimination – Recruitment Why should you book on the course? What will they learn?  Whether existing […]

News, Blog 12th March 2021
Mark Ruffell

Fire Safety Fine Reduced on Appeal

At Cardiff Crown Court on 26 February 2021, Farrington Care Homes Limited (Farrington) successfully appealed the record-breaking fine imposed on them by a District Judge, with a reduction of nearly £125,000, for breaches of the Fire Safety Order (the Order) at Hillcroft Residential Care Home (Hillcroft) in Cardiff. The decision of the Court shows the […]

News 25th February 2021

Improper non-disclosure of a Complainant’s medical records

1. Scenario A Complainant (“C”) refuses to consent to his GP providing the Crown with medical records. The Defendant (“D”) has requested disclosure of these records, on the understanding that C has a history of prolonged substance abuse and mental health concerns. C has also indicated that he believes information within the records is detrimental […]

News 22nd October 2020

Chambers and Partners 2021

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to see our hard work and dedication to our clients has been recognised once again within the Chambers and Partners 2021 Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers […]

News 1st October 2020

38 members ranked in Legal 500 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier Set’ in the Legal 500, 2021 Rankings. Described as the ‘go-to‘ set on the Western Circuit, 38 of our members have been recognised across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal Injury and […]

Webinar Archive 3rd September 2020

Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all areas of public life and has changed the way the legal professions work. The impact of the changes in prisons has been particularly acute for our clients and for practitioners in crime and civil alike. In Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19, the speakers explore the changes […]

News 27th July 2020

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

On the 8 July 2020, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (the “Review”) chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL, published its important report into the use and effect of certain medical interventions.  A copy of the report can be found here. The Review, commissioned in February 2018 by the then Secretary of […]

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, […]

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 […]

Blog 7th April 2020
Lucy's Law -

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 […]

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