5 Pump Court is a leading London common law chambers consisting of three specialist practice groups: civil, family and crime.
Comprising 58 barristers, we are regularly trusted to advise and represent an array of high profile clients including global corporations, some of the UK's top 10 insurance companies, numerous local authorities, the Crown Prosecution Service, and those charged with serious criminal offences.
5 Pump Court is one of the oldest established sets of chambers in existence, dating from 1870, and we were awarded Legal Services Commission Quality Mark status in 2005.
We take pride in the quality of service, high calibre of our barristers, and the value for money we provide to our clients. Our existing clients appreciate the open and frank approach we adopt, whether it be dealing with general enquiries as to availability of Counsel or advising on the suitability of our barristers for any particular case. Our clerks' room will readily suggest Counsel whose experience is commensurate with the complexity or size of the case.
30 of our barristers undertake Direct Public Access and Licensed Access work. For further details click on Direct Access Barristers
This website sets out the type of work covered by Chambers and contains profiles of each of our barristers. If more detailed particulars are required, our Clerks are always happy to help.
Chambers is an accredited Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD course provider.
On the 31st January 2013, 5 Pump Court Chambers adopted the new Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms of Work. Any privately funded instructions received after this date are accepted on the basis of these terms. Should you wish to view these terms, please click here
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Welcome to the 5 Pump Court News Section
Sir Ivan Lawrence QC
…speaks at the Just4Justice event in Old Palace Yard, Westminster, on 7 March 2014.
Jo Boothby, accomplished criminal barrister and Recorder of the Crown Court, retires after more than 40 successful years at the Bar. All in Chambers wish him well.
BBC Radio 4…
Sir Ivan Lawrence QC featured on 'The World This Weekend' on Sunday 15th December 2013, discussing the Profumo affair and the trial of Stephen Ward, in which he appeared.
Very High Cost Cases
Members of the 5 Pump Court Criminal Group are not accepting any VHCC briefs that fall under the new, reduced payment scheme.
In what is thought to be one of the largest confiscation cases in the UK, Imran Mahmood successfully fights to reduce the claimed benefit figure from £368 million with assets/hidden assets of £102 million to produce a total confiscation order of under £1.9 million.
After 43 successful years at the Bar, Chambers wishes Kenneth Dow a long and happy retirement.