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News & Events: Child Abduction

News 15th July 2021

Join Us – Public Law Children Practitioners

Due to an expanding workload Pump Court Chambers’ specialist public law children team are looking at recruiting practitioners at all levels of call. The team practises across England and Wales and successful applicants will have a choice to base themselves in any of our established locations in London, Hampshire or Wiltshire. We are recognised as a leading set and are top […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd March 2021

Independent social workers in private children proceedings

Victoria Ellis of Pump Court and Sylvia Owolawi, independent social worker of Integrated Dispute Resolution, join host Mark Ablett to talk all things Independent social worker (ISW) in children proceedings from two different perspectives. Victoria discusses situations where from a legal standpoint an ISW would be justified or appropriate and Sylvia gives invaluable perspective from […]

News 24th February 2021
Hilary Lennox

Hilary Lennox elected to Child Abduction Lawyers Association Executive Committee

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Hilary Lennox has been elected to the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA) Executive Committee. CALA was formed into 2014  by specialist solicitors, barristers, academics and others with an interest in this area of law.   CALA aims are to:  1. Formalise the network of child abduction lawyers throughout the UK and abroad; […]

News 22nd October 2020

Chambers and Partners 2021

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to see our hard work and dedication to our clients has been recognised once again within the Chambers and Partners 2021 Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers […]

News 19th May 2021

Family Third Six Pupil Vacancy

Family Third Six Pupil Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work in London and on the Western and South Eastern Circuits with a view to tenancy.  The work will include a large proportion of matrimonial finance, TOLATA and children law both public and private. We are accepting applications […]

Webinar Archive 21st July 2020

International Child Abduction

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

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 […]

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