Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: May 2015

Past Events

Court of Protection – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce the date of our inaugural Court of Protection law seminar which will take place on Thursday 9th July, 2015. Venue The Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, SO21 1HZ (map) Schedule 13:00 – 13:30 – Registration / Working Lunch 13:30 – 13:40 – Extent of the CoP […]

Blog 26th May 2015

Justice at its finest

I have been told to write a blog. I do not really know what a blog is so bear with me while I simply rant on for 500 words about family law in 2015. Back in the old days matrimonial finance wasn’t about dispute resolution and finding positive solutions. The emphasis was firmly on the […]

Blog 22nd May 2015

Revisiting a Final Order

Barder v Caluori [1988] remains ever the response to the often posed question as to how final is a final order. Even where there are events or discoveries post order, they of course do not always amount to a Barder event. A recent consideration of this now 27 year old authority demonstrates the accessibility of […]

Blog 21st May 2015

A clean break, Children and a Statutory Steer

Experience would indicate that where there are young children present as a factor in financial remedy proceedings, judges can be reluctant to order a clean break between the parties ‘just in case’ and a nominal order may prevail. Matthews v Matthews [2014] 2 FLR 1259, a case that reached the heady heights of the Court […]

Blog 21st May 2015

Bank holiday strike?

As many of us contemplate traffic jams this weekend and whether we can have our rail tickets refunded, here is a timely reminder of the decision in the case of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers v United Kingdom [2014] IRLR 467 The case was unwelcome news for employees but welcome news […]

News 19th May 2015

A parent who fails to engage with professionals – the need for creative thinking

How often is it that as care practitioners we find ourselves acting for clients who, by reason of a prevailing negative and often aggressive attitude, are seemingly determined to burn all bridges and scupper any chance there might be of sufficiently impressing professionals that it is in the best interests of the children for them […]

Blog 14th May 2015

Watch this space! Rule changes required

CS & ACS (1) BH (2) [2015] EWHC 1005 Fam On 27 November 2008 the terms of a consent order disposing of ancillary relief proceedings were approved by the court. In January 2009 the wife applied for an order to “set aside paragraph 9” of the order. She sought to substitute a nominal maintenance order […]

News 13th May 2015

Variation of Periodical Payments Orders

Andrew Grime looks at the recent first instance decision in the case of Taylor v Bell & Haworth [2015] All ER (D) 208 (Feb) which is the first case dealing with the extent of the court’s discretion to vary an order for periodical payments under Section 6 the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act […]

News 8th May 2015

Solicitor’s suspension halved following High Court Appeal

Colin Banham successfully represented a solicitor on an appeal against a 2-year suspension imposed by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The appellant had admitted allegations, which included failing to act in the best interests of his clients and failing to co-operate with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. It was argued on behalf of the appellant that, in […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers Children Team are pleased to announce that our annual children law seminar will take place on Tuesday 16th June. Venue The Holiday Inn,  Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TA (map) Schedule 13:00 – 13:30 – Registration / Working Lunch 13:30 – 14:00 – Private law update 14:00 – 14:30 – Jurisdiction in public […]

Blog 6th May 2015

Varying consent orders: Appeal or Application?

There are some limited occasions in which a party to a final consent order in financial remedy proceedings will want to vary it: fraud, mistake or material non-disclosure are the typical reasons for doing so. The person seeking to vary the consent order has had a choice of procedures to follow: a fresh application to […]

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