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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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