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.
5 Pump Court is ‘excellent’ on criminal and regulatory work related to property and housing, including local authority prosecutions under the Housing Act 2004. The set also has expertise across the family and civil spectrums. The clerks’ room is ‘flexible and reactive’. I am also delighted for Onyója Momoh who has retained her band 4 ranking for Children's cases.
5 Pump Court Seminar Program
We regularly provide in-house seminars to professional clients on a range of subjects within our core areas of Civil, Family and Crime. Please contact our clerks about any such requirements.
Mark Eldridge succeeds in attempted murder trial
Mark Eldridge was successful in securing convictions of S18 against 2 defendants and perverting the course of justice for 2 others after a month long trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. The sentences ranged from 14 months to 14 years.
Abimbola Badejo’s expert opinion on Nigerian Adoption Law accepted by High Court
In the reported cases of W v SSHD  EWHC 1733 (Fam) & ELO and CLO v SSHD  EWHC 3574 (Fam) both dealing with recognition of Nigerian adoption orders by the Courts in the UK
Kemi recently appeared in the Court of Appeal before Peter Jackson LJ and successfully resisted an application for permission to appeal against the decision of a Recorder by a Mother in respect of the interim removal of the subject children from her care. Kemi represented the Father who, together with the Children’s Guardian, had supported the local authority’s application for an Interim Care Order. There had been a long history of Private Law proceedings and the children were found to have suffered emotional harm.
Dr Onyoja Momoh speaks at Family Law Conference
Dr Onyoja Momoh provided information regarding Domestic Abuse Bill and the Family Courts: update and insights for Practitioners, Coercive Control, New Legislation, Cafcass’ role, Fact Finding Hearings and compliance with the revised PD12J at the Family Law Conference
Dr Onyoja Momoh at POAM project workshop
Onyoja Momoh co-organises the UK POAM project workshops (EU funded) on the intersection between domestic violence and parental child abduction, which took place on 28th & 29th May 2019, hosted by the University of Aberdeen.
5 Pump Court took part in the London Legal Walk 2019 on 17 June 2019 raising money for charities that provide life changing legal advice and representation to those in need.
Mark Eldridge successfully prosecuted a Section 18 stabbing
Mark Eldridge successfully prosecuted a Section 18 stabbing at Croydon Crown Court this week where a man stabbed his ex-partner with a kitchen knife in her face after she visited him in his flat due to concerns that he was not taking prescribed medication.
5 Pump Court are delighted to welcome new tenant
5 Pump Court are delighted to welcome Lynette Calder to Chambers. Also, we are pleased to announce that Dale Timson and Nancy Williams have accepted tenancy which will begin on completion of their pupillage in October 2019.
Mark Eldridge successfully prosecutes attempted murder and Section 18 GBH
Mark Eldridge successfully prosecutes attempted murder and Section 18 GBH at the Old Bailey. The two men ambushed and savagely attacked a 15 year old in Chessington in June 2018