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News & Events: Child Abduction

News 10th August 2020
Hilary Lennox

Hilary Lennox joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Hilary Lennox has joined Pump Court Chambers, with immediate effect. A highly experienced practitioner across three jurisdictions, Hilary was called to the Bar in Ireland in 2008, Northern Ireland in 2013 and England & Wales in 2013. She has worked in a law firm in New York and the […]

The Family Law Podcast 7th August 2020

Special advocates in Family Proceedings

Paul Mertens joins Mark Ablett to talk about special advocates in family proceedings, closed material procedures and how the courts attempt a fair outcome where parties are not able to view sensitive material, such as in care proceedings with a radicalisation element. To download please click here.  

Past Events
21st Jul 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

International Child Abduction

In this lunchtime webinar, Jennie Swan and Naima Asif will be reviewing the most recent case law and guidance on the topic of International Child Abduction, including discussion of the impact of the recent pandemic on the legal landscape. Topics will include; A review of recent appellate cases, including; – Re I-L (Children)(1996 Hague Convention: […]

News 19th March 2020

COVID 19: National Guidance for the Family Court

This Guidance, which is issued with the approval of the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior Presiding Judge, is intended to be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division. Please click here to view in full.  

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

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
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Third-six pupil vacancy – Family Team

Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil to work both on the Western and South Eastern Circuits, with a view to tenancy. The third-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 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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