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News & Events: October 2018

Blog 31st October 2018

International child abduction: The past, present and future of Pakistan

Parental child abductions from the UK to Pakistan remain rife. As the 96th contracting state to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 (‘the Hague Convention’), Pakistan has finally committed to the international standards of protecting children from the harmful effects of wrongful removal, and ensuring prompt return to the […]

News 30th October 2018

Pump Court recognised in latest edition of Legal 500

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has been ranked again as a leading set within the latest edition of the Legal 500 and we are pleased to be recognised for our ‘broad range of talent’. We have enhanced our number of recognised practitioners by 4 and now have a total number of […]

News 22nd October 2018

Amelia Sugden joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Amelia Sugden, formerly of 1 Hare Court, has accepted an offer of tenancy at Pump Court Chambers. Amelia was called to the bar in 2006 and specialises in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 and Private Law Children. Amy joins at an exciting time for Chambers following our recent Family […]

Past Events
13th Nov 2018, 07:45 to 09:15

Family Law Breakfast Briefing – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce our latest breakfast briefings. Our speakers will be discussing the topic of Partnerships and Financial Remedies – How to extract money as well Costs in Children Act Cases (with an emphasis on private law proceedings. Venue The Winchester Hotel & Spa, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB (map) Schedule 07:45 – […]

News 19th October 2018

Maria Henty to speak at AstenJ Family Law Conference

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Maria Henty will be speaking at the forthcoming AstenJ Family Law Conference on Saturday 27th October 2018 at BPP University, 68-70 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4NY. Ms Henty will be covering the area: Financial Remedies, this will be followed by a Q&A session. The event will provide valuable and in-depth […]

Blog 12th October 2018

Secure accommodation – where are we now?

Samara Brackley discusses secure accommodation procedure after HHJ Lazarus’s judgment in Re O [2018] EWFC B60 published this week. Secure accommodation applications and procedure continues to be an area at the forefront of criticism by both judges and practitioners alike. Applications are becoming more and more common as secure placements are used to protect children […]

News 10th October 2018

Peter Asteris and Tim Akers secure acquittals after five-month fraud trial at Southampton Crown Court

Peter Asteris and Tim Akers secured the acquittal of a client of all offences charged in the longest-running trial that has taken place at Southampton Crown Court. Over the course of five months, eleven defendants were on trial for charges of conspiracy to defraud and fraud in a Trading Standards prosecution that arose out of […]

News 9th October 2018

Successful dismissal in the Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2127

Acting on behalf of the respondent father and local authority respectively, counsel John Ker-Reid and Maria Gallagher of Pump Court Chambers, have successfully sought the dismissal of an appeal in the above case. The appeal brought by the mother, related to a decision given by Recorder Miller in July 2018 following a 5 day fact-finding […]

Blog 3rd October 2018

Akhter v Khan

Following the efforts of Williams J to grant a decree of nullity as opposed to a finding of non-marriage in relation to an Islamic marriage, Mark Ablett discusses and clarifies the outcome of the much-publicised case of Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54. The factual background to this case is set out in a detailed […]

Blog 2nd October 2018

No fault divorce: A step in the right direction or a step too far?

The Government has announced that it intends to reconsider how married couples can seek to divorce. The current law in relation to divorce is set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. At present, those wishing to divorce may only do so if the marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’. To apply for a divorce a […]

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