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.
Read Lucy Meredith's comments on this recent case in our publications section. Lucy is one of a number of employment barristers in Chambers, accepting instructions in all aspects of employment and discrimination law.
Mark Eldridge successful in CA
Mark Eldridge has successfully defended an appeal where the Appellant had stored firearms and ammunition at his girlfriend's flat and been convicted of possession with intent to endanger life. A tape underlying a witness statement had not been disclosed and the issue was whether that rendered the conviction unsafe. On the facts of the case it did not.
Court Martial Appeal Court
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.
Kemi Ojutiku is a qualified arbitrator and was one of the panellists at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) Convention on 28 November 2019 held at Clifford Chance LLP. Kemi has also been appointed as a member of the Review Panel of the SDT. To enquire about appointing Kemi, please contact our Clerks.
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.
We are delighted that recipes for cocktails from Counsel Matthew Bolt and for chocolate cake from our director Clare Kelly are included in the Billable Hour Cookbook, raising funds for Save the Children. Order your own copy here: www.billablehour.org
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
The submissions window for Pupillage Gateway applications is now open until 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. We look forward to reviewing this year's applications.