Friday 24th June 2022
Venue: Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Northwood Ln, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EG
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Children Law (Private) Children Law (Public) Domestic Abuse Family Finance
Leslie Samuels QC is an exceptional advocate and is held in high esteem for his expertise in children matters, financial remedies cases, and in inheritance and probate disputes. Leslie acts for a wide range of litigants, including relatives and local authorities, in Court of Protection cases involving welfare disputes or where there are financial issues arising from a loss of capacity. He has 30 years of experience as a barrister and took Silk in 2011.
In 2012 he was appointed as a Family Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit. In 2016 he was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting as a s.9 Judge of the Family Division at the Royal Courts of Justice and across the country. He is an ADR qualified mediator and an IFLA trained arbitrator. Within Chambers he is Head of Family and Civil.
Richard Hall practises almost exclusively in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 claims and co-habitee property disputes. Richard regularly writes and delivers seminars, both in-house and externally on many aspects of Family Law and cohabitation disputes. Richard is often instructed in complex high value claims, involving businesses, pensions and where there has been dissipation of assets. He is well regarded for his extensive preparation and mastery of the detail in complex financial cases.
Helen Brander was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002 and practises in family law in life and in death at Pump Court Chambers. Her practice includes matrimonial finance and cohabitation disputes, inheritance, wills and probate disputes, and property and affairs work in the Court of Protection. Cryptoassets have become an ever-more prevalent feature in the work that she undertakes and she is the author of the article: “Money for Nothing? Crypto-assets and their Implications in Matrimonial and Private Client Work” published on Family Law Week and via Pump Court Chambers.
Corinne’s main area of practice is in Family law. Her case load includes Public Law Children, Judicial Review, Court of Protection and Private Law Children. Corinne has a special interest in public law cases, including Judicial Review. Earlier in her career, Corinne spent 4 months on secondment as in-house counsel for a local authority, working in the Children section of the Legal Services Department. During that time she not only gained valuable insight into the everyday conduct of Public Law Children cases but also she had the opportunity to advise on policy in such areas as provision of services for care leavers and the local authority’s duties towards unaccompanied asylum seekers. In addition, Corinne works with applicants and respondents in residence, contact and relocation disputes, including those where there are allegations of domestic violence.
Jennifer Lee is a specialist family law practitioner. She is regularly instructed in financial remedy cases involving family businesses, inherited wealth, nuptial agreements, and trusts. Many of her cases also involve foreign assets, tax complications, and cross-jurisdictional issues. She has appeared in high-profile reported cases, most notably in Veluppillai  EWHC 3095 (Fam) (High Court) and in N v N (Afghanistan: Validity of an overseas marriage) EWFC B55.
Over the years, Jennifer has developed a strong interest in the Court of Protection, particularly where there are overlaps with divorce/financial remedy claims. She has appeared in cases involving applications concerning property and affairs, including those where family proceedings are afoot. She is also instructed in difficult cases concerning personal welfare, deprivation of liberty, and urgent medical treatment.
Jennifer leads the Court of Protection Team in Chambers. She acted for the successful applicant in DB v DW  EWCOP 16, which involved competing P&A deputyship applications.
Jennifer was appointed as a Fee-Paid Judge of the Tax Chamber (FTT) in 2021. She continues to be ranked as a Leading Junior (Tier 1) in The Legal 500, and in Chambers & Partners (UK Bar).”