Sajjad Nabi and Dickon Edwards appointed as Deputy District Judges
5 Pump Court are delighted to announce that Sajjad Nabi and Dickon Edwards have been appointed as Deputy District Judges.
Abimbola Badejo obtains Guardianship Order in Nigeria
On 11th May 2018, a High Court in Nigeria granted a guardianship order to the special guardians who had been appointed in care proceedings in England. The special guardians reside in Nigeria and Nigerian Guardianship Order was required to regularise the child’s placement in Nigeria.
Sami succeeded for the executor on behalf of the deceased estate in his claim in respect of funds left in a joint bank account the deceased had with his daughter. The Daughter relied on the presumption of advancement but her evidence was found not be credible in this regard and the funds left on the deceased’s death ordered to revert to the estate.
Kemi Ojutiku update on data protection & arbitration
Kemi Ojutiku says that arbitration can offer a cheaper, more effective remedy than going to court to protect your rights. To see the full update click on....
5 Pump Court are delighted to announce the arrival of five new Members of Chambers. Orlando Gibbons and Simon Sherriff join our Criminal team. Matthew Bolt and Kate Smith have a mixed practice spanning Chambers key areas and Holly Symonds has been taken on as a Member of 5 Pump Court following the successful completion of her pupillage.
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
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 takes great pride in congratulating Onyoja Momoh on her PhD success! Funded by the Elphinstone Scholarship (University of Aberdeen), Onyoja thesis title is “Domestic and Family Violence in the Context of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction” Congratulations on your achievement Dr Momoh
5 Pump Court Legal 500 2019
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.
Kemi Ojutiku Successful in Court Of Appeal
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.
Simon Sherriff successfully defends Ivy Chef
Simon Sherriff successfully defends Mohamed Amzieb Aghmir. The defendant pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was given a 12-month community order with 150 hours of community service.