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How do barristers charge?
5th April 2024

How do barristers charge?

Budgeting for legal fees is very important to anyone involved in litigation. How do barristers charge for their services and what can you expect to pay for?

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Pupillage Applications 2024 (for October 2025)
2nd April 2024

Pupillage Applications 2024 (for October 2025)

Thank you to everyone who has applied to 5 Pump Court for pupillage starting in October 2025. Read more about the process we follow between now and offer day on 10 May 2024.

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Evidence in a credit hire claim: what does the claimant need to provide?
22nd March 2024

Evidence in a credit hire claim: what does the claimant need to provide?

If you are advising a claimant bringing a credit hire claim, what sort of evidence is the most useful? Sam Steggall shares his courtroom experience.

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Declaration of Parentage
15th March 2024

Declaration of Parentage

What should you do when faced with a client who wants to apply for a declaration of parentage? Sam Steggall considers the legal position and some practical considerations.

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O v O & O: How not to litigate an Inheritance Act claim
11th March 2024

O v O & O: How not to litigate an Inheritance Act claim

Abimbola Badejo acted for the successful Defendants in the case of O v O and O - a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. There are a number of lessons to be learned about how not to litigate claims of this sort.

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Pincus v Singh [2024] EWHC 502 (Ch)
8th March 2024

Pincus v Singh [2024] EWHC 502 (Ch)

Joseph Meethan acted for the successful Defendant in Pincus v Singh [2024] EWHC 502 (Ch) in which HHJ Paul Matthews, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, delivered a rare decision on CPR12.4(4) and its effects on ‘abandoned’ claims.

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Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance [2024] UKSC 6
5th March 2024

Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance [2024] UKSC 6

In February 2024, a credit hire case reached the Supreme Court. Despite it's low value (£1,560) the case is likely to affect a large number of other cases. Taehyun Baek has analysed the judgment further.

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Banning Orders – Original sin: The importance of getting the Notice of Intention correct
21st February 2024

Banning Orders – Original sin: The importance of getting the Notice of Intention correct

Archie Maddan successfully defended a residential property lettings company faced with a banning order application brought by a London borough which would have shut down the business.

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Re X (Child: Deprivation of Liberty: Lack of Placement) [2023] EWHC 3416 (Fam)
15th February 2024

Re X (Child: Deprivation of Liberty: Lack of Placement) [2023] EWHC 3416 (Fam)

Queenet Awesu considers the recent case of Re X, and the implications of the lack of suitable placements for children with complex caring needs.

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