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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 […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd August 2021

The legacy (or otherwise) of Re T & R [2021] EWCA Civ 71

Pump Court’s Corinne Iten gives host Mark Ablett the benefit of her expert opinion on the legacy of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Re T and R (Refusal of Placement Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 71. Corinne discusses the importance of cultural identity and how this case emphasises the significance of that identity to a […]

The Family Law Podcast 11th August 2021

A nutshell guide to Part 25 applications

The Family Law Podcast returns for its fourth series, leading with a practical focused episode on the dos and don’ts when making an application for expert evidence under Part 25 of the FPR in both children and financial remedy cases. Maria Henty expertly (appropriately) guides host Mark Ablett through the essential ingredients for a successful […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th May 2021
Tara Lyons

Business valuations in financial remedy proceedings

For our final episode of the season, Tara Lyons is joined by forensic accountant Nick White of Nick White Divorce Accountants for a fascinating talk on business valuations in financial remedies proceedings.   To download please click here.  

The Family Law Podcast 13th May 2021

Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings

Mark Ablett hosts Catherine Ellis of Pump Court who takes him on a whistle stop tour of Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings (FII). Catherine in particular explains the impact of the latest guidance (published March 2021) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the helpful definitions contained in that guidance. […]

The Family Law Podcast 5th May 2021
Jennifer Lee

When Court of Protection meets financial remedies

Jennifer Lee of Pump Court joins host Tara Lyons to provide an outline of some of the headline issues that may arise where Court of Protection considerations come into the realm of financial remedies. Jennifer talks capacity in all its various forms and outlines some of the key case law to which a practitioner would need […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 13th April 2021
The Family Law Podcast

What now after Re H-N & others

Hot off the press from the Court of Appeal, Re H-N and others (children) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has the potential to redefine (or start to redefine) the way in which the Family Court approaches domestic abuse, particularly more nuanced allegations like coercive and controlling behaviour. Reacting to this with host Mark Ablett are Penny […]

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