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The Family Law Podcast 2nd March 2021
The Family Law Podcast

International Relocation in 2021

The Family Law Podcast is back for its third series and it starts with a cracker. Hilary Lennox and Jennifer Swan, both of Pump Court, join host Tara Lyons for a comprehensive discussion of the court’s evolving approach to applications for permission to relocate with children internationally. Hilary and Jennifer lend their expertise to explain […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 14th December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Pension ring-fencing after W v H

In this fascinating Family Law Podcast, Tara Lyons is joined by Caroline Bayliss of Excalibur Actuaries to talk pension ring-fencing following the judgment in W v H [2020] EWFC B10. In particular, in circumstances where HHJ Hess indicated straight line ring-fencing could be unfair, Caroline gives her expert view on alternative methods of ring-fencing and their implications on sharing.   To download […]

The Family Law Podcast 8th December 2020
Jack Rundall

Common Issues in Farming Cases

Tara Lyons is joined by Jack Rundall of Pump Court Chambers and Anthony Field of the BTF partnership, an expert valuer frequently instructed in farming cases. The podcast discusses the various issues that arise in farming cases both from a valuation perspective and from counsel’s perspective, taking a global approach to what can be very […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 3rd December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Adjourning Capital Claims

Edward Boydell and Cordelia Williams join host Tara Lyons to discuss adjourning capital claims in financial remedy proceedings. They look at a raft of recent decisions with slightly conflicting tests, as well as tracing the history of adjourning capital claims and a curious connection with Pump Court Chambers.     To download please click here. […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd November 2020

Pre-nuptial agreements: updates and tips

Amelia Sugden of Pump Court brings host Tara Lyons up to date with the latest case law developments in the world of pre-nuptial agreements. Ever a developing issue, Amelia and Tara discuss the issues raised and give practical tips to any listening solicitors for drafting pre-nuptial agreements in the future.     To download please […]

Past Events
15th Oct 2020, 15:30 to 16:30

Wealth Protection on Divorce: Practical steps to reduce risk

We are delighted to partner with Brachers’ for this online seminar for family and private client solicitors, focusing on wealth on divorce. Hosted by Brachers Family Team, speakers Edward Boydell, Tara Lyons and Mark Ablett of Pump Court Chambers will consider protecting family wealth against divorce including: – Pre and post-nuptial agreements; – Tax: considerations […]

The Family Law Podcast 2nd September 2020

Unilateral assets in a nutshell

Geoffrey Kelly joins Tara Lyons to provide us with a nutshell guide to the court’s approach to unilateral assets. The podcast considers the origins of the term, Sharp v Sharp and the factors that are required to successfully preserve a party’s unilateral assets.     To download please click here.    

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 […]

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