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The Family Law Podcast 24th November 2022

Transparency and Anonymity in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Simon Purkis of Pump Court Chambers joins host Mark Ablett to talk through the recent move away from anonymity in financial remedy proceedings, at least before certain judges as well as the forthcoming report of the Transparency Implementation Group. Simon covers the law in broad detail as well as giving his views on where the […]

The Family Law Podcast 3rd November 2022

NFTs in family law

A recent talk to the IBA conference in Miami mandated that all lawyers must be familiar with cryptocurrency, and that surely must include NFTs or non-fungible tokens. Sound like gibberish? Well look no further, because Samara Brackley of Pump Court will tell you all about them and how the court is likely to treat NFTs […]

The Family Law Podcast 27th October 2022

Cazalet v Abu-Zalaf

Host Mark Ablett is joined by Sara Hannell, managing partner of Alexiou Fisher Phillips solicitors, to talk about her very recent case of Olga Cazalet v Walid Abu-Zalaf [2022] EWFC 119. This is a fascinating case where the applicant wife sought to rescind a 9 year old Decree Nisi on the basis of alleged reconciliation, […]

The Family Law Podcast 7th October 2022

Coercive and controlling behaviour (together and separately!)

Catherine Ellis joins host Mark Ablett to discuss coercive behaviour, controlling behaviour and coercive controlling behaviour in the context of private children proceedings. Catherine talks Mark through how we define and identify such behaviour, noting the frequent difficulties for victims in doing so. In circumstances where the guidance is far from definitive, Catherine gives her […]

Past Events
14th Sep 2022, 18:00 to 20:00

Annual Family Finance Update – Wednesday 14th September 2022

Pump Court Chambers, IBB Law and Arbuthnot Latham & Co are pleased to invite you to our Annual Family Finance Update on Wednesday 14th September 2022 registration from 6:00pm until late at the 5-star Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL. This year, the finance update will be delivered by Tara Lyons. This will be followed by a lively debate, […]

The Family Law Podcast 11th August 2022
The Family Law Podcast

Short marriages in financial remedies

Sadie Glover of BP Collins solicitors joins host Mark Ablett to discuss her new book, A Practical Guide to Short Marriages for Family Lawyers. Sadie and Mark discuss in outline the issues financial remedies practitioners face when dealing short marriages and how the court’s approach may differ to a longer marriage. Sadie also gives an […]

News 2nd August 2022

Reporting Restrictions & Transparency in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Reporting Restrictions & Transparency in Financial Remedy Proceedings with Mark Ablett is now available on demand from MBL. Fresh from Mostyn J’s judgments in Xanothopoulos v Rakshina and Gallagher (No 1), this webinar will consider the issue of anonymity in financial remedy proceedings. As Mostyn J’s further judgment in XZ v YZ/Gallagher has demonstrated, family […]

The Family Law Podcast 1st June 2022
Oliver Foy

Occupation orders and possession proceedings

Oliver Foy of Pump Court joins host Mark Ablett to discuss the interrelation between occupation orders and possession proceedings. This is a particularly important area to consider when advising unmarried cohabitants who occupy a property in the sole name of one party, without a declaration of trust in place. Oliver talks Mark through licences and […]

The Family Law Podcast 29th October 2021

What if Britney Spears was in this jurisdiction? A Court of Protection special.

The Britney Spears litigation over conservatorship in the US courts has been much publicised and discussed in recent months. Julian Reed takes a look at how things might be approached if a young super-rich pop star was in a similar scenario in this jurisdiction. He talks host Mark Ablett through the English law equivalents of […]

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 […]

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