Kevin appears in the latest podcast from Gray's Inn about routes to the Bar - in particular his previous professional background which makes him particularly suited to a career in family law, and his previous life as a professional ballet dancer. A great listen!
The submissions window for Pupillage Gateway applications closes this Friday 7 February 2020. We offer a broad based pupillage, with pupils gaining experience in each of our core areas - civil, family and crime. Our pupils also benefit from a bespoke internal training programme to prepare them for life on their feet, and unparalleled opportunities for advocacy. If this sounds like a challenge you could rise to, make sure you apply!
New tenant - Sophie Kay
Chambers are delighted to welcome Sophie Kay to the successful family team. Sophie accepts instructions in all aspects of family law, and is also an accredited mediator. To enquire about Sophie's availability, please contact her clerks, Jay Dorton and Stephen Bush.
Military law success
Matthew Bolt has successfully represented an army sergeant who faced losing his rank (and significant pension benefits) through Major Administrative Action initiated following a conviction for ABH. Matthew has a specialist practice in military law, alongside his successful criminal law work.
Applying Art 13(1) b) of the Hague Convention in domestic violence cases
Dr Onyoja Momoh is published in the Journal for Private International Law (Dec 2019 edition): 'The interpretation and application of Article 13(1) b) of the Hague Child Abduction Convention in cases involving domestic violence: Revisiting X v Latvia and the principle of “effective examination'. Read more here: https://doi.org/10.1080/17441048.2019.1684665
In December 2019, Dr Onyoja Momoh and Kevin Gordon successfully defended an appeal against an SGO made in favour of a maternal grandmother in the case of Re FL (a Child) :  EWCA Civ 20. The CA judgment has now been published setting out the reasons for the decision.
In October 2019, Matthew Bolt succeeded in the Court Martial Appeal Court in relation to an important procedural matter for the Service Justice System. The case has now been reported: Regina v SH and another  WLR(D) 584.
Direct Public Access Barristers
5 Pump Court has 40 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.
We have started to deliver our seminar programme for 2020, with a specialist in-house seminar for a client firm on international adoption. We are also planning seminars in the next 2 months on Court of Protection applications and property issues for investors. If you would like to suggest a seminar for any of our specialist teams to present, please contact our clerks or Chambers Director.
5 Pump Court Legal 500
5 Pump Court is well known for its criminal and regulatory work but also has expertise across the family and civil spectrums. The clerks’ room consists of criminal clerk John Wooloughan, family clerk Jay Dorton, civil clerk Greg Piner, assistant practice clerk Stephen Bush and junior clerk Abbie Sperry.