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News 9th July 2024

Pump Court Chambers shortlisted in six categories at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court and its members have been shortlisted in six categories at this year’s Legal 500 UK Bar Awards: Family law set of the year Family law Silk of the year: Leslie Samuels KC Family law Junior of the year: Jennifer Swan Crime and extradition Silk of the year: […]

News, Blog 3rd November 2023

Fathers without PR – Where do they stand? Re S (A Child) [2023] Civ 706

As public law practitioners we are rarely tasked with really delving into the law relating to fathers without parental responsibility. It is common knowledge (although not necessarily logical) that a father without PR is not an automatic party to proceedings involving his child.  They are, however, entitled to be given notice of the proceedings and […]

News 5th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers ranked as a Top Tier Set in Legal 500 2024

Pump Court Chambers has been ranked as a Top Tier Set in three practice areas in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide: Family: Children and Domestic Violence (Western Circuit) Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy (Western Circuit) Crime: General and Fraud (Western Circuit) Pump Court is listed as a Leading Set for […]

News 20th June 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

S (A Child) [2023] EWCA Civ 706

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in S (A Child) [2023] EWCA Civ 706, in which a biological father without parental responsibility appealed against the decision to refuse his application to be joined as a party to care proceedings in relation to his son (‘S’). The appeal was allowed on all grounds and […]

News 19th September 2022

Jennifer Swan returns following maternity leave

We are delighted to welcome back Jennifer Swan to our Family team following her recent maternity leave. Jennifer was called to the Bar in 2009 and specialises in the law relating to children, undertaking both public and private law work, often involving international elements. Jennie acts for local authorities, parents, children and intervenors. She has particular experience […]

Podcasts 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, Podcasts 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 […]

Podcasts 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 […]

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