Civil Law

One Pump Court has a wide range of members who practice in a diverse range of Civil Law matters. This includes having expertise in more general common law matters such as contract and tort as well as specialist areas such as actions against the police and claims for unlawful detention. We offer an expert service to both publicly and privately funded clients and many members are willing to work on a conditional fee basis.

We work in accordance with Chambers’ ethos, with a special focus on helping our clients to challenge disadvantage and discrimination across all of our specialist areas of law.

This is an area that demands a comprehensive grasp of both Criminal and Civil Law to ensure that high quality representation is provided. One Pump Court is able to provide such a service as a consequence of the broad range and depth of cross-over experience and knowledge in these fields that our members have developed.

One Pump Court practitioners are well briefed in the principles of gereral contract law and are well placed to advise and assist in any matters arising from contractual relationships including the following:

  • Formation of contract
  • Interpretation of contractual terms, both express and implied
  • Breach of contract
  •  Remedies for Breach of contract

In addition One Pump Court has expertise in general commercial litigation including work relating to the following:

  • Contracts with multi-jurisdictional issues
  • Claims against banks and commercial institutions
  • Commercial guarantees and indemnities including bank guarantees
  • Interest Rate Hedging Products
  • Shareholders disputes
  • Insurance and re-insurance
  • Commercial fraud
  • Aviation consumer class actions

Consistent with our ethos chambers is particularly interested in work in this field where large organisations are in dispute with an individual or groups of individuals.

Members of One Pump Court are well equipped to advise and assist people in this field having undertaken work in a wide range of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, and whistle-blowing cases.  Members have the experience, skill and expertise to advise and represent parties on employment disputes before the Employment Tribunal and more senior courts, including the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as providing advice at the early stages.

Members at One Pump Court are well aware that when a family member or someone close to you passes away it can be an exceptionally difficult time. This can only be made worse by the legal complexities and disputes that can easily arise. Our members are well equipped to assist those in need of advice, assistance and representation on such matters and hopefully ease the burden. This includes being able to assist on the following issues:

  • Inheritance Tax
  • Contested Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Undue Influence and Constructive Trusts

Members of One Pump Court have a solid grounding in the principles of Tort and are well equipped to advise, assist and represent parties to disputes relating to negligence. They have a broad understanding in this field and are well equipped to manage the diverse range of matters that can arise in this field in addition to having a particular expertise in personal injury and professional negligence matters.

Our Personal Immigration Team and Crime Team have considerable experience in challenging unlawful detention by state bodies and pursuing civil damages claims arising out of such detention. Members have been involved in some of the most important cases in this field. The team has expertise in pursuing unlawful detention claims as public law challenges in the Administrative Court, and as private law claims in the civil courts. Our members are skilled litigators, focused on achieving the best possible outcome for clients.

Barristers specialising in this area

Key Contacts

Senior Clerk
Ian Burrow

Practice Manager
Mycal Thomas

Assistant Practice Manager
James Rourke

Telephone 020 7842 7070, Out of hours emergency telephone 0777 423 8444 (solicitors only), Email