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The Family Law Podcast 11th September 2020

Third-party trust interests in financial remedies

Trusts expert Mark Dubbery joins host Tara Lyons for this week’s bumper podcast looking at third-party trust interests and how to deal with them in the context of financial remedy proceedings. Mark indulges us with a whistle-stop tour of the applicable principles for constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel as well as invaluable guidance on tactical […]

The Family Law Podcast 20th August 2020

Costs against the legally aided litigant

Tara Lyons hosts Mark Ablett to discuss the position generally on costs in Children Act proceedings. The pod goes on to explore how one might get an order that the Lord Chancellor pays a costs order in lieu of the litigant with legal aid and the thorny issue of how and when costs protection applies. […]

The Family Law Podcast 22nd July 2020
ADR - Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

Offers Tactics and Timings

Tara Lyons features in this episode of the Family Law Podcast on offers and when and how to make them. Tara and Mark discuss the impact of the new changes to the Family Procedure Rules, the potential difficulties these could cause and the merit of an early open offer.   To download the mp3 file […]

News 15th July 2020
The Family Law Podcast

The Family Law Podcast

Pump Court Chambers Family Law team are pleased to announce we have launched a new weekly podcast, ‘The Family Law Podcast’. Hosted by Mark Ablett & Tara Lyons, the weekly podcast will discuss the latest themes and developments in Family law. Mark and Tara will be joined by regular expert guests to lend their insight into complex […]

Blog 14th April 2020

ADR – Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

  With the courts shutting their doors to the majority of litigants following the outbreak of Coronavirus, now more than ever parties and their lawyers are turning their minds to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). From virtual mediations to remote ENEs and arbitrations, there are plenty of forms of ADR which can be conducted effectively during […]

News 31st March 2020
Sean Gentleman

Family Team: ADR and Remote Access offerings

Pump Court Chambers is committed to providing clients with high levels of service and support. By investment and use of modern technology and systems, we are fully equipped to deal with the current situation in these trying times. Technology We offer state of the art technology in the form of the Lifesize system (with integrated […]

Blog 6th September 2019

ADR and mediation – A shifting landscape

Introduction There has in recent years been a growing emphasis on the role of ADR, with the court being increasingly willing to make costs orders based on failures to mediate. On 17th October 2017 the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Group published a comprehensive interim report on the existing and potential role of ADR in […]

News 16th May 2016

Victory in sole name Cohabitant Dispute

Tara Lyons has successfully represented the Claimant in his claim for a declaration of trust that his ex-partner, the Defendant held her property on a constructive trust for their benefit in equal shares. The property had been purchased by the Defendant in her sole name and paid for using her funds, assisted by a mortgage […]

News 4th May 2016

Father successfully obtains change in living arrangements and resists removal from jurisdiction in the High Court

Tara Lyons has successfully represented a father in an urgent application to the High Court for a prohibited steps order, port alert and living arrangements order in circumstances where the Mother, resident parent had indicated that she wished to move abroad to Oman and had breached a Prohibited Steps Order already in place. At the […]

Blog 2nd September 2015

A (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 910

Background on the relevant law S.1 (2A) and (2B) of the Children Act 1989, as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014, states that there is a presumption that involvement (direct or indirect) of a parent in a child’s life will further the welfare of the child. This position is therefore the starting point […]

Blog 29th April 2015

Term orders over Joint lives: That’s Wright!

On 11th February 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Wright v Wright [2015] EWCA Civ 201, a case which concerned the thorny issue of spousal periodical payments orders. Whilst the decision caught the attention of many tabloids and newspapers who used headlines such as “Judge tells ex-wife of millionaire horse surgeon: go […]

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