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Pump Court Chambers

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC

5 TEMPLE CHAMBERS, TEMPLE ST, SWINDON, SN1 1SQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01793 539899
Fax:
Fax 0845 259 3242
DX:
38639 SWINDON-2
Email:
Web:
www.pumpcourtchambers.com
London, Swindon, Winchester

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Pump Court Chambers has a reputation as an β€˜outstanding family set’, where members have expertise in high-value matrimonial finance, international child abduction, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and fabricated illness matters. Crime, regulatory, property, commercial and employment law are other prominent areas of instruction. Recent key developments include James Newton-Price QC take silk in 2018. Following the recent retirement of chief clerk David Barber, Tony Atkins took over as senior clerk and attracts praise for his β€˜superb management of client relationships’. Family clerks Sean Gentleman and Charlotte Horn are β€˜incredibly helpful, efficient and professional. They always go the extra mile’. Offices in: London, Winchester, Swindon

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Pump Court Chambers has a reputation as an β€˜outstanding family set’, where members have expertise in high-value matrimonial finance, international child abduction, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and fabricated illness matters. Crime, regulatory, property, commercial and employment law are other prominent areas of instruction. Recent key developments include James Newton-Price QC take silk in 2018. Following the recent retirement of chief clerk David Barber, Tony Atkins took over as senior clerk and attracts praise for his β€˜superb management of client relationships’. Family clerks Sean Gentleman and Charlotte Horn are β€˜incredibly helpful, efficient and professional. They always go the extra mile’. Offices in: London, Winchester, Swindon

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Family and children law

Pump Court Chambers is home to Julian Reed, who has particular expertise in financial remedy proceedings.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Julian Reed - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for his experience in family finance cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Members of Pump Court Chambers’ commercial team have established expertise in wills, inheritance and probate disputes. Commercial litigation is another core area of instruction.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Amy Berry - Pump Court Chambers β€˜A passionate advocate who will go the extra mile for clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Wilkins - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Commercially minded and has a great rapport with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jason Nickless - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He has extensive experience in Chancery and commercial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Dubbery - Pump Court Chambers β€˜An unflappable barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Pump Court Chambers is a β€˜solid set’ for criminal work, with notable expertise in serious sexual offences cases, including historic abuse, and high-profile murder trials. Nigel Pascoe QC successfully defended Scott Keeping, who was acquitted of murdering businessman Guy Hedger. James Newton-Price QC took silk in 2018.

Crime – Leading silks

James Newton-Price QC - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very experienced in high-profile fraud and sexual assault cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Pascoe QC - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for murder cases and courts martial work.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Anne Brown - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Recommended for cases involving defendants and witnesses with mental health issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Ruffell - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He has a great bedside manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Asteris - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Prosecutes and defends in multi-defendant conspiracy cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah Jones - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She has a formidable court presence.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

Recent instructions for the employment group at Pump Court Chambers include whistleblowing matters, unfair dismissals and discrimination cases on grounds of disability, sex, and race. Gary Self has a solid track record in acting for members of the police force.

Employment – Leading juniors

Daniella Gilbert - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She is unfailingly client-focused.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gary Self - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He always seems to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat when required.’

Ranked: tier 1

Heather Platt - Pump Court Chambers β€˜A robust advocate with a calming presence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Dracass - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He has a very methodical approach; clients like him.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

As β€˜a set with very strong expertise in child care work’ coupled with β€˜a strong family finance team’, Pump Court Chambers’ family group has a β€˜broad range of talent’. Key areas of instruction include high-value matrimonial finance cases, international child abduction, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and fabricated illness cases.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Leslie Samuels QC - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He has great gravitas and inspires confidence in clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Penny Howe QC - Pump Court Chambers β€˜A superb advocate; assiduous, persuasive and charming.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Annie Ward - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She remains unflappable and composed even in the most difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Caroline Hartley - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving child abduction.’

Ranked: tier 1

Corinne Iten - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She has superb attention to detail and her advice is clear-cut.’

Ranked: tier 1

Catherine Breslin - Pump Court Chambers β€˜A shrewd tactician who is superb in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Josty - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He is particularly good with vulnerable clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Edward Boydell - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He is always a safe pair of hands; clients love him.’

Ranked: tier 1

Geoffrey Kelly - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for family finance matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jennifer Lee - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She is the type of barrister solicitors dream of being able to instruct.’

Ranked: tier 1

Margaret Pine-Coffin - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in children law cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Williamson - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very approachable, with excellent client care skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tara Lyons - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very sharp, user friendly and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Western Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Pump Court Chambers (Swindon, Winchester)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Adam Gadd and Kevin Haven are key names at Pump Court Chambers for personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Gadd acts for claimants and defendants in personal injury claims and is frequently instructed in cases involving allegations of fraud, while Haven has noted expertise in clinical negligence cases involving dental matters and psychiatric claims, particularly pertaining to young people.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Adam Gadd - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Indefatigable and very thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin Haven - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Experienced in handling claims on behalf of children with serious psychiatric injuries.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

Pump Court Chambers is instructed across a broad range of property cases, including adverse possession claims, easements, trusts of land and restrictive covenants.

Property – Leading juniors

Christopher Wilkins - Pump Court Chambers β€˜His practice includes adverse possession claims and contractual disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Jones - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for commercial leases cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Recent work for Pump Court Chambers’ regulatory team includes cases involving breaches of health and safety law such as serious and/or fatal injuries in the workplace.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Charles Parry - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He provides clear and solid advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tutt - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Known for representing local authorities in a range of regulatory matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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