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Pump Court Chambers

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC

3 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 0711
Fax:
Fax 0845 259 3241
DX:
362 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.pumpcourtchambers.com
London, Swindon, Winchester

James Newton-Price

Tel:
Work 020 7353 0711
Email:
Pump Court Chambers (Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC)

Position

James is an experienced and busy barrister in criminal and regulatory law. He prosecutes and defends in large, multi-defendant trials (drugs conspiracies, armed robberies, fraud and money laundering and murder) with large volumes of complex telephone and forensic evidence. A recent trial (R v Loveridge & others) concerned violent cash-in-transit robberies of banks and it attracted strong press interest. Other examples include the trials of R v Beagley & others (an organised plot to murder), R v Taiwo (a £1.5m identity fraud) and R v Thomas & others (a major cocaine supply conspiracy). James also specialises in prosecuting and defending in difficult cases of rape and child abuse and in other trials that require sensitive handling of vulnerable witnesses. Recent examples include the successful defence of a former teacher charged with sexual offences dating back 50 years (R v Couch), and the successful defence of a young man who was charged with raping his young step-sister (R v Marlow). James defends in court martial hearings and in serious road traffic cases, including causing death by dangerous driving. One recent trial involved multiple deaths that were caused by drivers racing on a motorway and difficult issues of causation. His regulatory practice encompasses health and safety matters, transport inquiries, maritime law and medical disciplinary hearings.

Career

Called 1992, Middle Temple; barrister at Pump Court Chambers since 1994. James is now head of the crime and regulatory team with responsibility for the promotion and development of a team of over 30 barristers, as well as maintaining a full-time practice in criminal and regulatory law.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; Western Circuit; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

Priory Comprehensive School, Lewes; University of Oxford (BA (Hons)); City University, London (Diploma in Law).

Leisure

Time off and holidays with his family and following Fulham FC.


London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

Pump Court Chambers has a reputation as an ‘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 ‘superb management of client relationships’. Family clerks Sean Gentleman and Charlotte Horn are ‘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

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

Pump Court Chambers has a reputation as an ‘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 ‘superb management of client relationships’. Family clerks Sean Gentleman and Charlotte Horn are ‘incredibly helpful, efficient and professional. They always go the extra mile’. Offices in: London, Winchester, Swindon

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

James Newton-Price QC - Pump Court ChambersVery experienced in high-profile fraud and sexual assault cases.

Within: Crime

Pump Court Chambers is a ‘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.

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