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News & Events: September 2020

The Family Law Podcast 30th September 2020

Special guardianship orders: Where are we now?

In this series finale, Leslie Samuels QC joins host Mark Ablett to talk about special guardianship orders in the light of the Public Law Working Group’s recent report. As a leading silk and deputy High Court Judge, Leslie offers unparalleled insight into the issues raised by the report and what is needed to address them. […]

News 30th September 2020

Family Third Six Pupil Vacancy

Family Third Six Pupil Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work in London and on the Western and South Eastern Circuits with a view to tenancy.  The work will include a large proportion of matrimonial finance, TOLATA and children law both public and private. We are accepting applications […]

News 29th September 2020
Oliver Foy

Oliver Foy Joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to welcome Oliver Foy to chambers following successful completion of his pupillage. During his pupillage he undertook work across Chambers’ core areas and gained specific experience in Employment, Criminal and Family law under the supervision of Heather Platt, Eleanor Fargin and Claire Fox respectively. Tony Atkins; Senior Clerk said: “We’re delighted […]

Webinar Archive 29th September 2020

Financial Remedies Update

Pump Court Chambers Family Law Team is pleased to bring you our latest Financial Remedies Update Webinar. Speakers Cordelia Williams and Mark Ablett provide a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners throughout this afternoon webinar.   Topics covered include: Family Procedure Rules – Costs estimates and making open offers PD28A Fairness of hearings Hadkinson […]

Past Events
7th Oct 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Join us for our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Simon Lane and Amy Berry, TEP of Pump Court Chambers. Our speakers will consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207HL; The Scope of the duty. Damage Limitation […]

News, Blog 28th September 2020
Jennifer Lee

John’s Campaign – Fighting for the Rights of Care Home Residents

John’s Campaign has been fighting for changes to the way our care homes operate since 2014, with the belief that carers should not just be allowed in, but should be welcomed. On September 9th, John’s Campaign launched a legal challenge against the Government’s guidance on care home visits during the coronavirus pandemic. Jennifer Lee, Co-Head […]

News 25th September 2020

Suspended sentence for man who tried to smuggle Class A drugs into prison

Richard Tutt represented Darren Lane, a heavily convicted serving prisoner from Bournemouth with 49 convictions for 161 offences on his record.  Mr Lane was charged with conveying a List A article, 13.8g MDMA, into prison with an estimated value of  £2,010. It was concealed in a hi-fi system when Mr Lane handed himself into a […]

The Family Law Podcast 24th September 2020

Coronavirus: The view from the bench

Edward Boydell of Pump Court Chambers sits down with District Judge Hudd of the Central Family Court to discuss how coronavirus has affected the judiciary and the running of First Avenue House. District Judge Hudd offers some fascinating insights into how the court has operated and how some changes may well be sustained beyond the […]

Past Events
15th Oct 2020, 15:30 to 16:30

Wealth Protection on Divorce: Practical steps to reduce risk

We are delighted to partner with Brachers’ for this online seminar for family and private client solicitors, focusing on wealth on divorce. Hosted by Brachers Family Team, speakers Edward Boydell, Tara Lyons and Mark Ablett of Pump Court Chambers will consider protecting family wealth against divorce including: – Pre and post-nuptial agreements; – Tax: considerations […]

News 22nd September 2020
Sarah Jones QC

Sarah Jones QC & Richard Tutt secure murder conviction

Sarah Jones QC, leading Richard Tutt, secured the conviction of Trent Hutchinson for murder at the Crown Court at Hove before HHJ Gold QC.  Hutchinson (aged 16), stabbed his friend, Ollie Wells (aged 18), who had been staying with him.  He stabbed him twice, once to the back and once to the head.  Hutchinson claimed […]

Past Events
22nd Oct 2020, 08:00 to 09:30

How to Charge What You Are Worth and Get It – Breakfast Briefing

Please join us via Zoom for our latest Winchester Breakfast Briefing ‘How to Charge What You Are Worth and Get It’, where our guest speaker will be Vanessa Ugatti, Motivational Speaker, Coach and Author of Amazon Best Seller, ‘True Worth’. We are delighted that Vanessa has agreed to speak for us. Overview of Talk Take […]

The Family Law Podcast 11th September 2020

Third-party trust interests in financial remedies

Trusts expert Mark Dubbery joins host Tara Lyons for this week’s bumper podcast looking at third-party trust interests and how to deal with them in the context of financial remedy proceedings. Mark indulges us with a whistle-stop tour of the applicable principles for constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel as well as invaluable guidance on tactical […]

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