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Pump Court Chambers

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC

31 SOUTHGATE STREET, WINCHESTER, SO23 9EB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01962 868161
Fax:
Fax 0845 259 3240
DX:
2514 WINCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.pumpcourtchambers.com
London, Swindon, Winchester

Regional Bar: Wales and Chester Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

At Pump Court Chambers, Julian Reed is recommended for wills and probate claims, particularly in cases where the validity of a will is disputed, either by fraud or alleged lack of capacity.

Leading Juniors

Julian Reed - Pump Court ChambersCombines excellent knowledge of civil law with top-end client service.

Ranked: tier 2

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Family and children law

Pump Court Chambers' Julian Reed specialises in financial remedy cases, dealing with a wide rang of issues including joint pensions, hidden or undisclosed assets, resisting concluded agreements, and disputed earning capacities.

Leading Juniors

Julian Reed - Pump Court ChambersExperienced across the full spectrum of financial remedy cases.

Ranked: tier 2

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Regional Bar: Western Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Members of Pump Court Chambers are best known for their expertise in Chancery matters, although commercial litigation is another key work area for the set. Of recent note, Mark Dubbery was successful in his representation of a widow claiming provision from the estate of her late husband more than 25 years after the original claim deadline.

Leading Juniors

Mark Dubbery - Pump Court ChambersExtremely knowledgeable and entirely unflappable.

Ranked: tier 1

Amy Berry - Pump Court ChambersA seasoned litigator who is excellent with figures.

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Wilkins - Pump Court ChambersVery Knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime

Members of Pump Court Chambers 'solid' criminal team are instructed on a wide range of criminal matters for both prosecutors and defendants, including serious sexual offences, drug-related crime, and large-scale frauds. In a recent highlight, James Newton-Price QC acted for the second defendant in a 12-handed conspiracy to defraud. Also of note, Sarah Jones QC took silk in 2019.

Leading Silks

James Newton-Price QC - Pump Court ChambersProsecutes and defends in serious criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah Jones QC - Pump Court ChambersA powerful advocate who is excellent in cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Pascoe QC - Pump Court ChambersParticularly experienced in cases involving diminished responsibility.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Mark Ruffell - Pump Court ChambersThorough and thoughtful in his preparation.

Ranked: tier 2

Peter Asteris - Pump Court ChambersInstructed in a wide range of cases including fraud and sexual offences.

Ranked: tier 2

Anne Brown - Pump Court ChambersRecommended for cases involving serious sexual offences or child abuse.

Ranked: tier 3

Tim Akers - Pump Court ChambersAlways professional and meticulous in his preparation.

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment

Members of Pump Court Chambers are instructed on a wide range of employment cases for both claimants and respondents, with experience in complex whistleblowing claims, direct and indirect discrimination cases, TUPE, and equal pay disputes.

Leading Juniors

Daniella Gilbert - Pump Court ChambersCuts through complexities and makes it easy for clients to make commercial decisions.

Ranked: tier 1

Gary Self - Pump Court ChambersExcellent at managing and dealing with judges and opponents in open court.

Ranked: tier 1

Heather Platt - Pump Court ChambersConvincing in tribunal and calming outside of it

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Dracass - Pump Court ChambersA strong advocate who wins his clients' trust.

Ranked: tier 2

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Family and children law

The 'solutions-focused, practical, and unstuffy' family team at Pump Court Chambers remains the ‘crème de la crème’ for those requiring counsel in the eastern areas of the western circuit. The set houses a large number of specialist counsel, with clients praising the set's 'excellent expert service across all areas of family law'. Penny Howe QC is highly recommended for serious public Children Act matters, particularly when acting for clients subject to parallel criminal proceedings. Among the junior ranks, Margaret Pine-Coffin is highly experienced in non-accidental injury and sexual abuse cases, while Edward Boydell is a key name to note for family finance matters. Susan Campbell QC departed the set for Magdalen Chambers in 2019, but retains a door tenancy at the set.

Leading Silks

Leslie Samuels QC - Pump Court ChambersHe has an easy, but authoritative style with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Penny Howe QC - Pump Court ChambersHer advocacy blends deftness and lightness of touch with real steel when necessary.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Edward Boydell - Pump Court ChambersHe is meticulous in his preparation, as well as a very smooth, unflappable, and persistent advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

Jennifer Lee - Pump Court ChambersRemains calm and collected in the most pressurised of situations and thinks very quickly on her feet.

Ranked: tier 1

Margaret Pine-Coffin - Pump Court ChambersHas an encyclopaedic knowledge of child care law.

Ranked: tier 1

Caroline Hartley - Pump Court ChambersCombines excellent advocacy with good client care.

Ranked: tier 2

Catherine Breslin - Pump Court ChambersIn court she provides a masterclass in advocacy.

Ranked: tier 2

David Josty - Pump Court ChambersFocuses on public law children cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Geoffrey Kelly - Pump Court ChambersHis knowledge of financial settlements, trusts and companies is second to none.

Ranked: tier 2

Tara Lyons - Pump Court ChambersKnowledgeable, and gives clear, confident advice.

Ranked: tier 2

Annie Ward - Pump Court ChambersFormidable and delivers clear advice.

Ranked: tier 3

Corinne Iten - Pump Court ChambersHighly active; a children law junior worthy of note.

Ranked: tier 3

Helen Brander - Pump Court ChambersA fighter who will vehemently defend her client's cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Williamson - Pump Court ChambersThoroughly decent, no matter which side of the table he is on.

Ranked: tier 3

Imogen Robins - Pump Court ChambersHer practice includes public and private children law, along with financial matters.

Ranked: tier 4

John Chapman - Pump Court ChambersReally fights his client’s corner.

Ranked: tier 4

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 2

Pump Court Chambers

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Personal injury

Pump Court Chambers is home to personal injury specialist Adam Gadd, who is particularly specialised in cases where fraud is suspected and acts for defendant insurers.

Leading Juniors

Adam Gadd - Pump Court ChambersDogged and determined on behalf of his clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Kevin Haven - Pump Court ChambersExperienced in handling claims on behalf of children with serious psychiatric injuries

Ranked: tier 2

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Property

Stephen Jones is the key figure for property litigation matters at Pump Court Chambers, and is particularly knowledgeable on restrictive covenants, as well as boundary disputes.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Jones - Pump Court ChambersCalm, considered, and commercial.

Ranked: tier 2

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Health and safety is the watchword at Pump Court Chambers; members prosecute and defend across a wide range of serious cases, including HSE v Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure Ltd, in which Richard Tutt prosecuted a company who had, in a university accommodation block, installed gas fittings which were considered an immediate danger to life.  Charles Parry recently defended London Zoo following an accident in which an employee fell off a ladder, and secured a substantially reduced fine.

Leading Juniors

Charles Parry - Pump Court ChambersVery knowledgeable and provides valuable guidance.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tutt - Pump Court ChambersRolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in, leaving no stone unturned.

Ranked: tier 1

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