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News & Events: Child Abduction

News 27th November 2019

Sean Gentleman shortlisted for Clerk of the Year – Legal 500 Bar Awards 2020

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our Senior Family Clerk, Sean Gentleman has been shortlisted for the Clerk of the Year Award at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020. Over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK took place to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners […]

News 15th November 2019

Jennifer Lee appointed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The nationwide committee was formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the Resolution Group, which represents thousands of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a […]

News 2nd September 2019

Pump Court shortlisted for Chambers and Clerking Team of the Year at Family Law Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been shortlisted by LexisNexis for the following awards: ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ ‘Family Law Clerking Team of the Year’ The nomination (for the second year in a row) for ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ underlines our position as […]

Past Events
16th Oct 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce our annual Reading Children Law Seminar providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The seminar will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues, which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. […]

News 8th July 2019

Third-six family pupillage vacancy

Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work both on the Western and South Eastern Circuits, with a view to tenancy.  The 3rd-six will commence in October 2019.  Applications please by 4pm 31st July 2019. As a large provider of legal services, Pump Court Chambers is […]

Blog 31st October 2018

International child abduction: The past, present and future of Pakistan

Parental child abductions from the UK to Pakistan remain rife. As the 96th contracting state to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 (‘the Hague Convention’), Pakistan has finally committed to the international standards of protecting children from the harmful effects of wrongful removal, and ensuring prompt return to the […]

Blog 21st July 2015

Child abduction and the PR Problem

Considering the subject matter, the 2014 Supreme Court judgment in Re K (a child) (Northern Ireland) [2014] UKSC 29 caused few ripples in the general consciousness of the family bar. What practitioners need to take away from this judgment is that they should be advising clients without PR for their children to obtain the same […]

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