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News & Events: Victoria Ellis

Events
14th Nov 2019, 14:15 to 18:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to invite you to our annual London Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview […]

Past Events
26th Sep 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central are pleased to invite you to our annual Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to […]

Past Events
31st Oct 2019, 13:30 to 17:15

Family Finance Seminar – Oxford

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Oxford Family Finance Seminar. Our speakers will be providing valuable and in-depth updates for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The event will close with a Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to have experienced counsel guide you on any technical questions or […]

News 1st March 2019

Expecting the unexpected

Victoria Ellis and Maria Henty were guest speakers at the recent Hampshire YRES Conference on Thursday 28th February at the offices of Paris Smith in Southampton. The talk entitled ‘Expecting the unexpected: What to do when when it doesn’t go to plan’ covered the following topics: Decree Absolute – the unexpected way Where is my […]

Blog 15th November 2018

Parental Alienation: practical tips to try and break the deadlock

1. Parental alienation is where a parent intentionally (or, as importantly, unintentionally) negatively influences their child’s view of the other parent. Parental alienation is now illegal in Brazil and Mexico and is widely recognised in the US and Canada. 2. Some of the most common signs of parental alienation are: Constantly saying negative things about […]

Blog 2nd October 2018

No fault divorce: A step in the right direction or a step too far?

The Government has announced that it intends to reconsider how married couples can seek to divorce. The current law in relation to divorce is set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. At present, those wishing to divorce may only do so if the marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’. To apply for a divorce a […]

News 6th April 2018

The Case for a Review of the Law of Murder

Modernising Justice a multi-disciplinary group, which includes Pump Court Chambers Nigel Pascoe QC and Victoria Ellis, launched their newest report last night at the offices of Bates Wells Braithwaite in London. The report “The Case for A Review of the Law of Murder” urges that an independent committee be convened to review the law of […]

News 2nd November 2017

Family ties

Grandparents are often important figures in their grandchildren’s lives. Victoria Ellis and Cordelia Williams discuss the position of grandparents when local authority involvement forces them to take a much more central role, this article which featured in the September edition of the Family Law Journal, can be viewed here.

Blog 27th March 2017

Practical tips for ex-parte non-molestation orders

On 18 January 2017, the President of the Family Division issued ‘The Practice Guidance on the Duration of Ex-Parte (Without Notice) Orders’. A few months on, this article is intended to give some practical guidance as to how to approach Non-Molestation Orders in practice. 1. The duration of the Order The guidance from the President […]

Blog 25th January 2016

Bias – Watts v Watts [2015] EWCA Civ 1297

It is a well-established practice that members of the same chambers or firm frequently appear alongside or against each other in court. Practitioners often develop working or social relationships with advocates from other chambers or firms when appearing in the same case or at social functions. It is also a common feature that from time […]

News 17th November 2015

Cohabiting Divorcees: to bar or not to bar?

Any practitioners in the field of inheritance or family finance will be familiar with the standard term that forms part of a clean break in a divorce financial settlement; namely that the parties cannot claim against the estate of the other. However a recent case has challenged the widespread belief that such a bar is […]

News 19th August 2015

The practical impact of the decision in Ilott v Mitson & Ors

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 to much publicity in the media in July. What should practitioners make of it? Victoria Ellis discusses in her latest article for LawSkills. To view the article in full please click here.

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