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News 9th December 2015

Deprivation of Liberty of Children under Local Authority Responsibility

In A Local Authority v D & Ors [2015] EWHC 3125 (Fam), Keehan J gave useful guidance in an area of law which many family practitioners may not have considered. Where a child is under the local authority’ responsibility, can that local authority authorise the placement of the child in a setting which amounts to […]

News 7th December 2015

Key tax changes announced in the Finance Acts 2015

Since April 2015 the sale of residential property in the United Kingdom owned by non-UK domiciled individuals can generate a tax charge. In the summer the government published the Summer Finance Bill 2015 which also proposes key changes to the inheritance tax regime applicable to many non-UK residents. These changes, together with forthcoming changes to the […]

News 25th November 2015

Matthew Scott wins ‘Independent Blogger of the Year’ award

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Matthew Scott has won ‘Independent Blogger of the Year’ at the 2015 Comment Awards. The Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s finest and most influential print and online commentators and their editors, Mr Scott site has received  wide spread acclaim and popularity for […]

News 23rd November 2015

Social workers found to have ‘altered report’ and ‘lied in Court’

A court has heard how senior social workers altered a report and lied under oath in order to create a “wholly negative” picture of a couple, in order to substantially improve the local authority’s case for removal of the children, probably permanently. Judge Mark Horton, sitting in Portsmouth, said the five children aged between one […]

News 17th November 2015

Cohabiting Divorcees: to bar or not to bar?

Any practitioners in the field of inheritance or family finance will be familiar with the standard term that forms part of a clean break in a divorce financial settlement; namely that the parties cannot claim against the estate of the other. However a recent case has challenged the widespread belief that such a bar is […]

News 30th October 2015

High Court Judge names and shames ‘abysmal’ ex-husband in long-running financial remedy case

Mr Justice Mostyn has handed down judgment in Veluppillai v Veluppillai [2015] EWHC 3095 (Fam)’, a long-running financial remedy case, in which His Lordship made the unusual decision to name the parties involved, in order to expose the ‘absymal’ behaviour of the husband. Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers was instructed to represent the wife, […]

News 30th October 2015

Pump Court recognised in Chambers & Partners

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has once again been recognised as a ‘Leading Set’ within the latest edition of Chambers & Partners, directory to the legal profession. Practitioners have been recommended across a number of practice areas including Crime, Employment, Family and Personal injury. Our level of customer service has also […]

News 27th October 2015

Chambers presents mock trial for Transport industry

Peter Asteris from Chambers recently completed 4 days of presenting a mock trial, after he was asked by Fleet 21 a nationwide firm of Driver Safety Consultants. The trial was presented to E.M. Highway Services who are part of the Kier Construction Group and the delegates were the majority of their 600 drivers. The aim […]

News 12th October 2015

Bankruptcy petition successfully dismissed

Jennifer Lee has been successful in assisting a client in defending a bankruptcy petition brought against her by a major bank. She was victorious in seeking an order for costs against the bank at an interim hearing, which eventually resulted in a very favourable settlement and dismissal of the petition.

News 30th September 2015

Publications & Annoucments: Transport Law

From 1 July 2015 the work of the Transport Tribunal was split. Traffic Commissioners’ work became a part of the Upper Tribunal (UTAAC) and Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency work transferred to the First-tier tribunal in the General Regulatory Chamber (GRC). The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill (HL Bill 23) is a Private […]

News 30th September 2015

Regulatory news update

Government faces fierce opposition from BMA over plans to enforce 7 day working The Government’s manifesto pledge to require GPs to provide 7 day a week access and to increase the number of consultants working at weekends has sparked a furious reaction from the medical profession. The BMA’s Dr Mark Porter castigated the scheme, saying […]

News 29th September 2015

Tony Atkins wins Institute of Leadership & Management National Award

Tony Atkins our Deputy Chief Clerk and Senior Family Clerk, has received an award in this year’s Institute of Leadership & Management Learner of the Year awards in recognition of his achievements in putting his learning into practice. Tony was Highly Commended in the Awards and one of only five award winners worldwide. Tony completed […]

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