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Pump Court Chambers

Crime

3 ranked barristersBand 2Western (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Client service:

Pump Court Chambers is a well-regarded set, noted for its expert handling of a wide range of criminal cases. Members are regularly called upon to act for both the prosecution and defence in cases involving serious crimes such as murder, drugs-related matters and serious sexual offences. Additional areas of strength for the team include fraud and cases relating to serious violence.
Tony George is the senior criminal clerk.

Strengths:

James Newton-Price QC
James Newton-Price QC is an impressive performer who has over two decades of criminal advocacy experience on the Western Circuit. His practice includes acting in drugs, robbery, money laundering and historic sex offence cases, as well as leading the set's crime and regulatory team. He has also acted in conspiracy to commit armed robbery claims and multimillion-pound conspiracies to defraud.
"A calm and self-assured silk who never loses track of what is going on and glides through the whole process."
Recent work: Defended a 15-year-old boy charged with the murder of a 17-year-old by stabbing.

Rebecca Fairbairn
Rebecca Fairbairn is a strong advocate who has experience prosecuting and defending across a broad range of criminal matters from homicide to fraud. She is regularly instructed in relation to serious violent and sexual offences. As a Grade 4 prosecutor she is often instructed by the CPS and is a specialist rape panel member.

Recent work:

Sarah Jones QC
Sarah Jones QC has a strong reputation for her broad criminal expertise and demonstrates considerable strengths in multi-complainant sexual offence matters and historic claims of sexual abuse. She also has expertise in violent offences including kidnapping and aggravated burglary. She is adept at dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants.
Prosecuted an 18-year-old defendant who, following a short and trivial argument with a friend, took a knife and stabbed him in the head and the back.

Crime

Pump Court Chambers

firm
Location

31 Southgate Street

Winchester

Hampshire

UK

SO23 9EB

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Silks (QC)

Western (Bar)

Crime


James Newton-Price QC
Band 2
Sarah Jones QC
Band 2

Juniors

Western (Bar)

Crime


Rebecca Fairbairn
Band 3