5 Pump Court is a leading London common law chambers consisting of three specialist practice groups: civil, family and crime.
Comprising 55 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.
36 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
Emily James - Success in the Court of Appeal
Important new judgment just handed down by the Court of Appeal - futher re B-S guidance - Re. R (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1625
Has recently been co-opted onto the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA) committee
Abimbola Badejo qualifies in Nigeria
Abimbola Badejo was on 26 November 2014 admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was also awarded the 3rd Prize for the best student in Corporate Law.
High Court success for Jack Nicholls...
Court assessed damages in total sum of £1,500 (in a claim exceeding £300'000) after rejecting evidence of Claimant and his medical expert as to causation and extent of spinal injury.
Court of Appeal success for Jack Nicholls
30th October 2014 – Court of Appeal dismissed appeal from a local authority occupier of premises relying on a reasonable system of inspection, emphasising that the “Factors in Account” section in Clerk & Lindsell on Torts “was not a checklist”. Butcher v. Southend On Sea B.C. (2014) LTL 31/10/14
New Members of Chambers
We are delighted to announce the following new members of chambers: James Partridge (called 2009) who joins chambers on the 8th December 2014, and Edward Dobson (called 2011) with immediate effect upon successful completion of his pupillage.
Court of Appeal success for Nathan Palmer
7th October 2014. Nathan Palmer undertakes successful appeal for 17-year-old sentenced to 9-years (4-years plus a 5-year extended licence) through Court of Appeal and Administrative Court consisting of Sir Brian Leveson President Of The Queens Bench Division; Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing DBE and Mr Justice William Davis. The original committal for sentence was quashed and Appellant was resentenced to a detention and training order for 22-months.
Chambers is pleased to welcome back Katrina Hepburn from maternity leave. Katrina will be specialising in all aspects of personal injury law along with medical and clinical negligence.
reported on Bailii, click here to read more.
....with success at court of appeal's first sitting at Canterbury as Lord Chief Justice overturns convictions. To read more, click here
5 Pump Court Chambers now has 36 qualified Direct Public Access Barristers with expertise in the following areas of law: Employment & Discrimination, Family, Property & Landlord & Tenant, Business & Commercial, Construction, Professional Negligence & Liability, Crime, Personal Injury.