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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 […]

The Family Law Podcast 16th September 2021
Jennifer Lee

Legal services funding across the board

Jennifer Lee joins host Mark Ablett to talk about legal services funding in all manner of family litigation, from financial remedies, including Schedule 1 proceedings, to s.8 Children Act proceedings. Jennifer looks at the source of the court’s power for each set of proceedings and they discuss the latest case law on the issue. Don’t […]

Webinar Archive 19th May 2021

COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation Webinar

In COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation, Mark Ablett reviews notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of the key issues and update delegates on law, practice and procedure in this uncertain world.   To access a copy of the slides which […]

The Family Law Podcast 13th May 2021

Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings

Mark Ablett hosts Catherine Ellis of Pump Court who takes him on a whistle stop tour of Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings (FII). Catherine in particular explains the impact of the latest guidance (published March 2021) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the helpful definitions contained in that guidance. […]

Past Events
19th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:00

COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation

Pump Court Chambers Family Team is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming webinar ‘COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation‘. In this lunch time webinar Mark Ablett will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of the key issues […]

Blog 14th April 2021

Without notice applications in Children Act and Family Law Act: tips, pointers and warnings

Without notice applications, both under the Children Act 1989 and Family Law Act 1996, are invaluable tools in the realms of domestic abuse and child protection. Particularly in relation to Family Law Act applications, such work is considered the bread and butter of the junior family barrister. However, those who would treat such applications as […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd March 2021

Independent social workers in private children proceedings

Victoria Ellis of Pump Court and Sylvia Owolawi, independent social worker of Integrated Dispute Resolution, join host Mark Ablett to talk all things Independent social worker (ISW) in children proceedings from two different perspectives. Victoria discusses situations where from a legal standpoint an ISW would be justified or appropriate and Sylvia gives invaluable perspective from […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th March 2021

Step-children (and similar) in family proceedings

Samara Brackley of Pump Court joins host Mark Ablett for a wide-ranging discussion on how step-children, half-siblings and related children generally fit into family proceedings. The podcast covers financial remedy proceedings, including the definition of “a child of the family” and child arrangements proceedings, including the circumstances in which a parent may need to apply […]

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 […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 27th December 2020
Naima Asif

Domestic abuse in minority communities

In the series finale of series 2 of the Family Law Podcast, Naima Asif of Pump Court talks to host Mark Ablett about some of the lesser known forms of domestic abuse in minority communities. Naima discusses with Mark about how best to deal with these forms of abuse in the context of litigation and […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th November 2020

Nutshell guide to ex parte applications

Samara Brackley of Pump Court takes host Mark Ablett through her expert nutshell guide to ex parte applications in both Family Law Act 1996 and Children Act 1989 proceedings. The pair discuss everything from procedure through to statements, with Samara providing invaluable insight into the pitfalls along the way.   To download please click here. […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th November 2020

Conduct in financial remedies: where are we now?

Maria Henty of Pump Court takes host Mark Ablett through the up to date position in relation to conduct in financial remedy proceedings. The pair reflect on Mostyn J’s efforts to formally categorise different kinds fo conduct in OG v AG [2020] EWFC 52 and Maria provides some invaluable pointers on when to run, and […]

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