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!
Thank you to everyone who has applied for pupillage. We received a large number of excellent applications, and will be contacting those who have got through to the first interview in due course. First interviews will be taking place on 7, 8 and 9 April 2020.
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.
So far in 2020, we have delivered in-house training to client firms on international adoption and Protecting Liberty in the Court of Protection. If you would like to invite our specialist teams to present a seminar to your firm, 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.