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The Family Law Podcast 24th September 2020

Coronavirus: The view from the bench

Edward Boydell of Pump Court Chambers sits down with District Judge Hudd of the Central Family Court to discuss how coronavirus has affected the judiciary and the running of First Avenue House. District Judge Hudd offers some fascinating insights into how the court has operated and how some changes may well be sustained beyond the […]

News, Blog 12th August 2020
Jennifer Lee

ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce: The Legal Implications of Donor Insemination

From single-parent families to “blended” or extended family units, whether they be same-sex parents or opposite-sex parents, the concept of the “nuclear family” has become less prevalent, and less apt, to describe modern families in the 21st century. Today’s modern family structures include those where children are created through assisted reproductive technologies and encompass sperm/ […]

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 2nd July 2020
Henry Hawkesworth

Henry Hawkesworth joins Pump Court

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Henry Hawkesworth has joined Pump Court Chambers after successful completion of his third six pupillage following a period as a tenant in a leading set of common law chambers in the North East of England. Called to the Bar in 2018, he has developed a mixed common […]

Past Events
2nd Jul 2020, 16:30 to 17:30
Helen Brander

Digital Documents use in Proceedings and Issues of Manipulation

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Family Team Webinar: Digital Documents use in proceedings and issues of manipulation. We are delighted to be joined by District Judge Peter Devlin who alongside Helen Brander will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure in these […]

News 12th June 2020
Jack Rundall

Jack Rundall appointed to sit on Resolution’s Publications Board

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jack Rundall has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Publications Board.  The Publications Board delivers Resolution’s publishing strategy by identifying topics for publications that add value for members and approaches contributors, authors and technical experts.

Past Events
23rd Jun 2020, 15:30 to 16:30

Remote Final/Fact-Finding Hearings – Arguments For and Against

A new issue for these Covid-19 times: Courts are being invited to decide whether a case is or is not suitable for a remote final hearing or remote fact-finding hearing. This webinar will present the key arguments from the wealth of new guidance and case-law on this topic. It will cover both financial remedy and children hearings.  Penny […]

Past Events
18th Jun 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Private Children Law Update Webinar

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce our webinar providing a valuable and in-depth update on Private Children Law. The webinar will be review the recent case law and judicial guidance, providing advice for practitioners during the current pandemic. Topics will include: Coronavirus and Family Law Act injunctions Costs orders (Timokhina v Timokhin [2019] EWCA Civ 1284) Application […]

Past Events
28th May 2020, 12:30 to 13:30
Andrew Grime: BC/PC: Parental Alienation Update

Parental Alienation Update: BC/PC – Webinar

This webinar will consider the practical consequences of parenting in a pandemic, the President of the Family Division’s Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders and a review of the recent case law on parental alienation, including the options available to practitioners. Speaker: Andrew Grime Cost: Free Topics covered: Parenting in a Pandemic: Coronovirus Crisis: […]

Blog 11th May 2020
Helen Brander

Financial provision for adult children in England and Wales and in Italy

FINANCIAL PROVISION FOR ADULT CHILDREN IN ENGLAND AND WALES AND IN ITALY: HOW DO THEY COMPARE IN THE LIGHT OF THE DECISION IN DN v UD (SCH 1 CHILDREN ACT: CAPITAL PROVISION) [2020] EWHC 627 (Fam)? This article considers a recently-handed down case making financial provision for children where one was over the age of […]

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