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News & Events: May 2020

Blog 14th May 2020
Naima Asif

COVID-19, care homes and contact: BP v Surrey County Council & RP

On 2 April 2020 Hayden J handed down a judgment dated 25 March 2020 in the case of BP v Surrey County council & RP [2020] EWCOP 17 concerning the suspension of contact in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by a further written judgment dated 17 April 2020 which serves to […]

News 12th May 2020

Aurora New Dawn Initiative

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce a new initiative supporting the work of Aurora New Dawn, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence. Since 2011, Aurora New Dawn has offered safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. It offers a wide […]

Blog 11th May 2020
Helen Brander

Financial provision for adult children in England and Wales and in Italy

FINANCIAL PROVISION FOR ADULT CHILDREN IN ENGLAND AND WALES AND IN ITALY: HOW DO THEY COMPARE IN THE LIGHT OF THE DECISION IN DN v UD (SCH 1 CHILDREN ACT: CAPITAL PROVISION) [2020] EWHC 627 (Fam)? This article considers a recently-handed down case making financial provision for children where one was over the age of […]

Blog 7th May 2020
Eleanor Fargin on Judge alone trials

Judge alone trials in the face of COVID-19

If we had to adapt for Covid-19, could it work having Judge alone Crown Court trials, or jury trials with less than 12 peers? Let me start by saying I am not advocating for a system in England and Wales where there is no jury or a jury of less than 12 peers. I personally […]

Blog 1st May 2020
Jack Rundall

W v H (divorce financial remedies) [2020] EWFC B10

Jack Rundall considers the case of W v H (divorce financial remedies) [2020] EWFC B10 in relation to the treatment of pensions on divorce, a case which he suggests is being under-reported amongst the concerns surrounding Covid 19.     Amongst the flurry of guidance, and guidance on guidance, bouncing about between the courts and […]

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