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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 […]

Webinar Archive 28th May 2021

What now after Re H-N & others Webinar

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.     Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will […]

News, Blog 27th May 2021

Re H-M [2021] EWCA Civ 748: Inconsistent post-fact finding convictions

Hot off the press this week is the judgment in Re H-M [2021] EWCA Civ 748, in which the Court of Appeal (Peter Jackson LJ, Singh LJ and Stuart-Smith LJ) considered an appeal by a mother from a refusal by the trial judge to reopen findings made at the conclusion of a fact-finding hearing. One […]

Past Events
28th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:15

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. Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will look at […]

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 […]

The Family Law Podcast 2nd March 2021
The Family Law Podcast

International Relocation in 2021

The Family Law Podcast is back for its third series and it starts with a cracker. Hilary Lennox and Jennifer Swan, both of Pump Court, join host Tara Lyons for a comprehensive discussion of the court’s evolving approach to applications for permission to relocate with children internationally. Hilary and Jennifer lend their expertise to explain […]

Blog 11th February 2021

Re E [2021] EWCOP 7 – the Covid-19 Vaccine & Capacity

It was just over a month between the first Covid-19 vaccination being administered and the first reported COP decision relating to it.  As ever, this decision is fact specific, but there are some important points to take away.   Mrs E was an 80-year old woman, who had been living in a care home since […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

Webinar Archive 21st July 2020

International Child Abduction

In this lunchtime webinar, Jennie Swan and Naima Asif review the most recent case law and guidance on the topic of International Child Abduction, including a discussion on the impact of the recent pandemic on the legal landscape.     Topics covered include: A review of recent appellate cases, including; – Re I-L (Children)(1996 Hague Convention: […]

Past Events
21st Jul 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

International Child Abduction

In this lunchtime webinar, Jennie Swan and Naima Asif will be reviewing the most recent case law and guidance on the topic of International Child Abduction, including discussion of the impact of the recent pandemic on the legal landscape. Topics will include; A review of recent appellate cases, including; – Re I-L (Children)(1996 Hague Convention: […]

Blog 15th February 2016

The ultimate price?

I’ll begin with some depressing facts: 1 women is killed every 3 days by a partner or ex partner 1 in 4 women in England & Wales will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and 8% will suffer in any given year Every minute the Police in the UK receive a DV call, but only […]

Blog 12th February 2015

Crossing the Rubicon? Adoption and A & B v Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Just over a year ago I wrote and presented a lecture on the (then) new case of Re B-S [2013] EWCA Civ 1146, the facts of which every family lawyer is more than familiar with. I think it’s fair to say though that the focus, from very early on, was on the ‘wider principles’ raised […]

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