We were delighted to be a finalist for Clerking Team of the Year at the Family Law Awards on 27 November. Many congratulations to the eventual winner - St John's Chambers. A great evening was had by all at the event!
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.
Mark Eldridge prosecutes under s4A of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964
Mark Eldridge prosecuted an arson before a jury at Inner London Crown Court where the mentally ill Defendant was tried under section 4A of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 on an allegation of setting fire to his room in a multi-occupancy house.
Onyoja Momoh ranked in Legal 500
We are very pleased that once again, Onyoja Momoh has been ranked in the Legal 500 for her children law work. A highly skilled advocate, she is described as ‘Always very thoroughly prepared.’
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 well known for its criminal and regulatory work but the set also has expertise across the family and civil spectrums. The clerks’ room consists of first junior and designated criminal clerk John Wooloughan, designated family clerk Jay Dorton, designated civil clerk Greg Piner, and assistant practice clerk Stephen Bush. Our Family clerking team are also finalists for Clerking Team of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2019.
We're planning our seminar programme for 2020, starting with in-house seminars for solicitors on international adoption, and Court of Protection issues. We enjoy coming out to firms to meet and talk! If you would like to suggest a seminar for any of our specialist teams to present, please contact our clerks or Chambers Director - we'll be delighted to discuss.
Mark Eldridge successful in prosecution
Mark Eldridge successfully prosecuted an Aggravated Burglary trial at Woolwich Crown Court where the two Defendants were accused of going to a house they believed to be a drug dealer’s armed with a meat cleaver. They were found Guilty unanimously by the jury and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment.
Grays Inn 'Prep for Practice'
Three of our brilliant members spoke at the Grays Inn 'Prep for Practice' event on 19 November. Kevin Gordon, Onyoja Momoh and Trisan Hyatt enjoyed speaking to aspiring barristers, and attending guest night at the Inn.
Criminal Law Review Conference
Rebecca Foulkes will be representing Chambers at the Thomson Reuters Criminal Law Review Conference on 5 December. It looks set to be a very interesting and informative day!
5 Pump Court is a leading London common law chambers consisting of three specialist practice groups: civil, family and crime.