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The Family Law Podcast 13th August 2020

When care proceedings and criminal proceedings collide

Corinne Iten of Pump Court Chambers joins regular host Mark Ablett to look at the issues which arise when care proceedings and criminal proceedings collide, following Corinne’s experience of a linked directions hearing in the Crown Court. The pod looks at issues such as the interrelation of the separate but factually linked proceedings and disclosure. […]

Past Events
4th Jul 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Children Law Seminar – Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce their annual Children Law Seminars providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The seminar will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues, which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. Venue […]

Blog 17th March 2016

Adopting a cautious approach

Celebratory adoption hearings are, with good reason, joyous occasions. Often, they are the happy ending to a child’s long, arduous and sad journey through the care system. In fairy tale terms, they are the celebration that lasts for three days and three nights, after the dragon has been slain and the hand of the prince(ss) […]

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 […]

Blog 13th August 2015

A bad day at the office, or when intervention is too much intervention

The finding of fact hearing that was the subject of a recent appeal in Re G (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 834 puts into perspective what advocates (and indeed judges) may count as a “bad day at the office”. The facts are in many ways irrelevant, but to give a little context: this was a […]

Blog 11th March 2015

An object lesson

The advocates in the matter of Darlington Borough Council v M, F, GM & GF & A [2015] EWFC 11 must have experienced something of a shock when they were told that the final hearing in a case that could be described as fairly ordinary, and had initially been allocated to Justices, would be heard […]

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