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.


Multidisciplinary Team Members

Key Contacts

Senior Clerk
Ian Burrow

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