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News & Events: Leslie Samuels QC

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. Schedule […]

Events
16th Jul 2019, 17:30 to 19:30

When the Wife Becomes a Widow – Joint Inheritance & Family Finance Seminar

When the wife becomes a widow; A joint workshop to consider financial remedy and Inheritance Act claims when one spouse is ill or dies during proceedings. Our speakers will provide practical advice on essential issues of law, practice and procedure. Venue The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London,WC2A 1PL Schedule 17:30 – Registration 18:00 […]

News 28th September 2016

A Local Authority v S & G (unreported – September 2016)

Representing a parent accused of inflicting fractures of the femur and ribs in a 3 month old baby. Significant issues on bone fragility, Vitamin D, biochemistry and radiological identification and timing in the diagnosis of bone abnormalities in the newborn. Weight to be given to parental evidence claiming an accident of uncertain mechanism. Complete exoneration […]

News 28th July 2016

Leslie Samuels QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

Chambers are delighted to announce that Leslie Samuels QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge, pursuant to s9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981. Chambers congratulates him on his success. Leslie shall continue to practice as a specialist family law Silk whilst under taking his Judicial responsibilities.

Blog 14th December 2015

Damages claims against Local Authorities – is there any change down the back of the sofa?

Local authorities must be very concerned about the spate of recent cases in which parents, other family members and former ‘looked after children’ have sought damages for the alleged failure by an authority to exercise their powers lawfully or for abuse suffered whilst in their care. In these cases, courts have had to explore the […]

Blog 9th March 2015

Re A (A Child) [2015] EWFC 11 – The leaning tower of Pisa comes to Middlesbrough

“The present case is an object lesson in, almost a textbook example of, how not to embark upon and pursue a care case.” – Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division. On 16 September 2014 Darlington Borough Council issued an application for a care order in respect of a little boy A, who was […]

News 2nd March 2015

Top judge blasts legal aid delays in child case

Leslie Samuels QC recently appeared in Re D is: RE D (A CHILD) (NO.2) [2015] EWFC 2, where Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, criticised the delays in processing the parents’ public funding applications and said that the parents could be forgiven for thinking they were trapped in a system that was ‘neither […]

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