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The Family Law Podcast

The Family Law Podcast 1st June 2022
Oliver Foy

Occupation orders and possession proceedings

Oliver Foy of Pump Court joins host Mark Ablett to discuss the interrelation between occupation orders and possession proceedings. This is a particularly important area to consider when advising unmarried cohabitants who occupy a property in the sole name of one party, without a declaration of trust in place. Oliver talks Mark through licences and […]

The Family Law Podcast 20th May 2022

Non-accidental head injuries

Fresh from his talk on the same subject for the Resolution National conference 2022, Leslie Samuels QC talks to host Mark Ablett about non-accidental head injuries in care proceedings. The podcast focuses on the practical skills needed for such cases, in particular how to challenge a medical expert when as a lawyer, one is not […]

The Family Law Podcast 13th April 2022
The Family Law Podcast

No Fault Divorce

Bemused by the new legislation on no fault divorce? Baffled by what a conditional order means? Look no further – Samara Brackley and Tara Lyons go through the new law so you don’t have to. An essential potted guide for all family practitioners looking to get to grips with one of the most significant law […]

The Family Law Podcast 1st April 2022
Nigel Pascoe QC

Cross-examining vulnerable witnesses in domestic abuse cases

Tara Lyons is joined by Nigel Pascoe QC of Pump Court Chambers for this timely podcast on cross-examining vulnerable witnesses. Nigel is the author of an advocacy guide and has been a silk in the criminal courts for 34 years! In the wake of an increase in appreciation of special measures for witnesses following the […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th March 2022
Imogen Robins

Arbitrating Financial Remedies

The Pump Court Family Law Podcast is back for its fifth season and the team have well and truly hit the ground running. In this first episode, Tara Lyons is joined by barrister Imogen Robins and solicitor Beth Woodward, Head of Family at Neves solicitors. The trio discuss the benefits of arbitration in financial remedy applications, […]

The Family Law Podcast 11th February 2022
Helen Brander

The Financial Remedies Court Efficiency Statement

Join host Tara Lyons and guest Helen Brander for this bumper special episode taking the listener through the new efficiency statement regulating how we all must now work in the financial remedies court, from ES1 and ES2 through to the court’s potential power to disallow an advocate’s fees at final hearing. This is an absolute […]

The Family Law Podcast 30th November 2021

Baroness Deech’s Bill on financial provision on divorce

It has been described as dangerous and concerning and has been rumbling around since 2014. Oliver Peirson of Pump Court tackles Baroness Deech’s controversial Private Members’ Bill to radically reform financial remedies law which has recently been revived in Parliament. The Bill deals with matters such as the enforceability of pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial property, replacing […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd November 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Well-being in Family law

In May 2021, Resolution published their report ‘Wellbeing in Family Law‘ which painted a grim picture of morale amongst family law practitioners, including a worrying statistic of 1 in 4 respondents considering leaving the profession. With lockdown and remote working, wellbeing and mental health has never been more important in the legal profession generally. For […]

The Family Law Podcast 12th November 2021
Jesse Cook discusses discusses the potential legal issues to within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic with TalkSport

A social mobility advocate’s route to the Bar

Jesse Cook of Pump Court, a Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate and a rising star in chambers, talks to Tara Lyons about his route to the Bar and the challenges he faced in doing so. This is an important listen at a time where diversity at the Bar has never been more important yet hitherto […]

The Family Law Podcast 29th October 2021

What if Britney Spears was in this jurisdiction? A Court of Protection special.

The Britney Spears litigation over conservatorship in the US courts has been much publicised and discussed in recent months. Julian Reed takes a look at how things might be approached if a young super-rich pop star was in a similar scenario in this jurisdiction. He talks host Mark Ablett through the English law equivalents of […]

The Family Law Podcast 21st October 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Re T [2021] UKSC 35: we read it so you don’t have to

Catherine Ellis and Jennifer Swan talk host Mark Ablett through the Supreme Court’s decision in Re T [2021] UKSC 35 involving the use of DOLS. The pair go through the very latest case law as well as providing an exhaustive analysis of the Supreme Court’s judgment, somehow compressing 67 pages into one podcast. Jennifer and […]

The Family Law Podcast 16th September 2021
Jennifer Lee

Legal services funding across the board

Jennifer Lee joins host Mark Ablett to talk about legal services funding in all manner of family litigation, from financial remedies, including Schedule 1 proceedings, to s.8 Children Act proceedings. Jennifer looks at the source of the court’s power for each set of proceedings and they discuss the latest case law on the issue. Don’t […]

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