27 Nov 2018

Our story began in 1978 when six young, newly qualified barristers had a vision to establish a set of chambers that was dedicated to providing equality of justice for all sectors of society. They had a commitment to fighting for the vulnerable and disadvantaged with a fearless approach to advocacy, combined with professionalism and compassion.

Those young barristers ignored those who told them that they were doomed to failure and forged ahead with tenacity and determination. On 27th of November 1978 they moved into chambers at Plowden Buildings. They had four rooms and one clerk, Ian Burrow, who remains with us today.

Chambers grew from strength to strength and in September 2001 we moved to our current premises at One Pump Court.

Over the years we have expanded considerably. Members have come and gone but the original ethos has remained constant. We still have that commitment to provide access to justice for the vulnerable and disadvantaged and fight poverty, abuse and neglect.

Our thanks go to those six barristers: Jane Hoyal, Neil Bellis, Sharon Michaels, Robert Latham, Chris Stopa and Seannie Flockton and to all the solicitors who believed in us, to enable us to grow into the successful and dynamic set that is One Pump Court.

To commemorate our birthday, we have selected 40 charities that are close to our hearts to donate to. Keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds to find out more about who they are and what they do.

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