With our expertise across a number of areas of law, One Pump Court is uniquely placed to offer advice and representation in cases with issues that overlap different areas of law.

The barristers in our Multidisciplinary Teams are experts in more than one area of law, providing clients with expertise and specialist representation in complex multidisciplinary cases. For more information on the multidisciplinary services we provide or to arrange an appointment please contact our senior clerk, Ian Burrow, on 0207 842 7070.

One Pump Court’s specialist Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Team provides expertise in trafficking, forced labour, and modern slavery cases with an international; human rights or multi-disciplinary dimension. The overlap between modern slavery and human trafficking cases with family, immigration, housing and criminal law, is extensive, as recognised by the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our chambers is at the cutting edge of legal developments in this area of law. Parosha Chandran – a senior practitioner within Chambers – has been instrumental in bringing about a wholesale review in how trafficking cases are approached in England and Wales. She has acted in many test cases in this rapidly growing area and continues to train professionals and the Judiciary on developments in this area of law. Her commitment and dedication was recognised by her being awarded the international accolade of the Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Award 2015, which was presented by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State.

With many exceptional junior barristers also adept at dealing with the sensitive issues thrown up by Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking cases, One Pump Court is regularly the first port of call for both solicitors and direct access clients that find themselves with the complex legal problems that are inherent within Modern Slavery and Trafficking cases.

One Pump Court provides specialist advice and representation in the following matters:

  1. Asylum, immigration and EEA cases involving trafficking, slavery or forced labour claims;
  2.  Judicial review and human rights law cases involving delays in processing trafficking claims, failure to refer applicants into the National Referral Mechanism;
  3. Concurrent trafficking and criminal cases;
  4. Cases involving abuse of migrant domestic workers; and
  5. High Court injunctions to safeguard against the risk of vulnerable individuals becoming subject to Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking, whether in the UK or abroad.

Our specialist team can provide urgent advice and can assist with urgent applications, including the drafting of various legal documents including but not limited to Statements of Case, Particulars of Claim, Grounds of Appeal and Grounds for Judicial Review.

Our specialist team can provide seminars and training for practitioners of any practice areas, as well as legal and child care professionals, NGOs and third parties.

One Pump Court’s specialist family and immigration team provides expertise in family and child law cases with an international, human rights or immigration law dimension. The overlap between these two areas of law is significant and far reaching, including the joint Protocol on communications between the family courts and Immigration Tribunal, and orders in respect of FGM and Forced Marriage.

One Pump Court provides specialist advice and representation in the following matters:

  • Cases involving forced marriage, trafficking and FGM (sometimes referred to as FGC);
  • International child abduction, including emergency injunction applications;
  • Asylum, immigration, EEA and Nationality cases involving children;
  • International relocation of children;
  • Family cases involving a variety of international jurisdictionS;
  • Adoption and surrogacy cases, including international abduction;
    Concurrent family and immigration proceedings;
  • Concurrent family and criminal proceedings;
  • Judicial review and human rights law cases involving children;
  • Article 8 claims following or preceding care proceedings e.g. children remaining under section 20 agreements for protracted periods, unlawful retention of children and unlawful withdrawals of contact arrangements with parents following care orders;
  • Nationality and immigration issues arising in care proceedings e.g. when the court looks at alternative carers outside the jurisdiction, both within and outside Europe.

Our specialist team can provide urgent advice and can assist with urgent applications.

Our specialist team can provide seminars and training for both immigration and family practitioners, as well as legal and child care professionals, and third parties.

Our inquest barristers draw from their interdisciplinary experience when representing bereaved families in inquests and core participants in public inquiries, and in related civil actions.   The team comprises of barristers who have expertise in a wide-ranging areas including: police, healthcare, prison, probation, housing, immigration, childrens services and care homes.

We have acted in a high-profile and sensitive cases, including the inquest into the death of Baby P and a member of the team is currently seconded to assist a firm as part of the Team 1 representing the ‘Bereaved, Survivors and Residents’ Core Participants group in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

We are active members of INQUEST regularly providing assistance on cases and supporting their efforts to push for reform of legal aid for bereaved families.

We have particular expertise in:

  • Prison and immigration detention
  • Local authority and social services
  • Hospital failings and mental health service
  • Probation and supported accommodation
  • Police contact, including pursuit, restraint and detention.

One Pump Court’s COP Team has expertise spanning the full range of the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction, including welfare disputes, s.21A challenges and deprivations of liberty, property and affairs and complex matters before the High Court (including cases where the inherent jurisdiction has been invoked).

Members of the team are frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor and other litigation friends, Accredited Legal Representatives and family members. Some members of the team have also had previous experience of representing local authorities.

We run seminars on COP law and procedure and can provide internal training for organisations (solicitors firms, charities and other groups with an interest in mental capacity) on request.

Being part of a multi-disciplinary chambers is one of the COP team’s great strengths.  All of our members also have years of experience in at least one other area:

  • family law (childcare, financial remedies and family trusts),
  • housing/land law,
  • public law/judicial review,
  • immigration law,
  • criminal law,
  • mental health law
  • employment and discrimination law.

As the Court of Protection is fundamentally about people, it is inevitable that COP matters often overlap with all of these areas. Our members frequently act for the Official Solicitor in those other jurisdictions as well where a litigant lacks capacity.


One Pump Court boasts exceptional experience in handling a broad range of Civil Actions against Public Authorities on behalf of some of the most vulnerable members of society.  We are instructed in high profile and sensitive cases, frequently involving the exploration of novel issues.


Members of the team are well known for taking a practical approach in achieving substantial damages for their clients and are noted for their hands-on and collaborative approach, willing and able to offer practical and/or strategic advice from the pre-litigation stage, often including complex limitation issues, right through to the conclusion of trial. Members are fully familiar with the different funding regimes, including Fixed Recoverable Costs (and escapes from the regime) and are willing to accept instructions on traditional or low-cost CFAs.


A particular strength is the team’s multidisciplinary approach and expertise, being particularly sought after in cases involving interlinking areas of law, such as inquest law, discrimination and modern slavery. Further we are equally as comfortable in different jurisdictions, from the Administrative Court to the County Court and from Inquest hearings to the High Court, meaning we are able to act for the same client from beginning to end, even when the claim is transferred to a different jurisdiction and/or connected claims are being considered or pursued.


We have extensive expertise in a full range of matters, including:

  • Civil actions against the Home Office, including false imprisonment, misfeasance in public office and negligence, often involving an Equality Act or modern slavery element;
  • Civil actions against the police, including false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, negligence and assault/battery;
  • Civil actions involving breaches of Article 5 and 8 ECHR arising from failures by Prisons and probation services including unlawful recall, security categorisation and re-categorisation decisions, prison conditions and challenges to licence conditions;
  • Civil actions against Local Authorities, adult and children services arising for example from failures in provision for looked after children and leaving care;
  • Civil actions arising out of failures to meet special educational needs and the continuing health care needs of children with disabilities;
  • Historical abuse/failure to protect claims on behalf of children in care and vulnerable adults;
  • Equality Act/Article 14 ECHR discrimination claims;
  • Civil actions following representation in Inquests, involving Article 2 ECHR, negligence and claims brought under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976/Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934;
  • Civil actions involving breaches of Article 4 ECHR, including failures to investigate, on behalf of victims of trafficking or modern slavery;
  • Associated civil claims against private companies acting as agents for the state (such as G4S or Serco), including the maladministration of electronic monitoring conditions; and
  • Breaches of the Data Protection Act 2018, Article 8 and 10 ECHR

Multidisciplinary Team Members

Key Contacts

Senior Clerk
Ian Burrow

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