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News & Events: Children Law (Private)

News 22nd October 2018

Amelia Sugden joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Amelia Sugden, formerly of 1 Hare Court, has accepted an offer of tenancy at Pump Court Chambers. Amelia was called to the bar in 2006 and specialises in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 and Private Law Children. Amy joins at an exciting time for Chambers following our recent Family […]

Blog 12th October 2018

Secure accommodation – where are we now?

Samara Brackley discusses secure accommodation procedure after HHJ Lazarus’s judgment in Re O [2018] EWFC B60 published this week. Secure accommodation applications and procedure continues to be an area at the forefront of criticism by both judges and practitioners alike. Applications are becoming more and more common as secure placements are used to protect children […]

News 9th October 2018

Successful dismissal in the Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2127

Acting on behalf of the respondent father and local authority respectively, counsel John Ker-Reid and Maria Gallagher of Pump Court Chambers, have successfully sought the dismissal of an appeal in the above case. The appeal brought by the mother, related to a decision given by Recorder Miller in July 2018 following a 5 day fact-finding […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar in Reading on Tuesday 19th June 2018. Our speakers 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. Venue Holiday Inn Reading, 500 Basingstoke Road, […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar in Portsmouth on Wednesday 13th June 2018. Our speakers 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. Venue The Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TA […]

News 20th March 2018

Helen Brander to join Pump Court

Pump Court is delighted to announce that Helen Brander will be joining chambers as of Monday 26th March 2018. Helen is an established family law practitioner with particular expertise in matrimonial finance, private law children, as well expertise in inheritance and the Court of Protection. If you require any further information regarding Helen’s practice or any other […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Swindon

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our Children Law Seminar. Our speakers 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. Venue Steam Museum Swindon, Fire Fly Ave, Swindon, SN2 2EY Topics Children Giving […]

News 4th January 2017

Margaret Pine-Coffin joins Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to welcome Margaret Pine-Coffin, formerly of 12 College Place, who joined our Family Team on 3 January 2017. Margaret was called in 1981 and specialises in high level family work including complex care and private law proceedings and cases in the Court of Protection. The addition of Margaret to our […]

News 11th July 2016

Imogen Robins joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to welcome Imogen Robins as a new tenant. Imogen, 1991 call, formerly of 3 Paper Buildings, is a highly regarded and well established family law practitioner with particular expertise in family finance as well as children law both public and private. Imogen joins our well established team of 51 members, […]

News 24th May 2016

Irresponsible father successfully prosecuted

James Newton-Price has successfully prosecuted a father who caused severe chemical injuries to his own 27 day old son. A father who put ‘Hot Pepper Sauce’ on his new born baby son’s bottom to try to relieve his constipation – inflicting severe burns – has been jailed for three years. A forensic burns consultant and […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar on 9th June 2016. Our speakers 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. Venue The Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TA Schedule […]

Blog 2nd March 2016

Article Re F (A Child) (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882

The parties (Mother (“M”) and Father (“F”)) were involved in a dispute regarding their 12-year-old daughter (“L”). Cross-applications were made by them, M applying to remove L from England and Wales to take her to Germany, and F applying for a child arrangements order regarding his contact with L. The case was heard at first […]

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