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News & Events: Children Law (Private)

Events
23rd Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:30

No Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce delayed but set to arrive in the UK in April 2022 with many calling it the biggest change to divorce law in England and Wales for over 50 years. It is a movement that started back in 1996 with the repealed Family Law Act, culminating with the Divorce Dissolution and Separation bill gaining Royal Assent […]

The Family Law Podcast 13th May 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings

Mark Ablett hosts Catherine Ellis of Pump Court who takes him on a whistle stop tour of Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings (FII). Catherine in particular explains the impact of the latest guidance (published March 2021) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the helpful definitions contained in that guidance. […]

Past Events
12th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:00

Cost Awards in Financial Remedy Cases

Pump Court Chambers Family Finance team are pleased to announce our annual round of webinars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive lunch time sessions. In ‘Cost Awards in Financial Remedy Cases’ Annie Ward will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up […]

Past Events
28th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:15

What now after Re H-N & others

Hot off the press from the Court of Appeal, Re H-N and others (children) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has the potential to redefine (or start to redefine) the way in which the Family Court approaches domestic abuse, particularly more nuanced allegations like coercive and controlling behaviour. Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will look at […]

Past Events
19th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:00

COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation

Pump Court Chambers Family Team is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming webinar ‘COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation‘. In this lunch time webinar Mark Ablett will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of the key issues […]

Blog 14th April 2021

Without notice applications in Children Act and Family Law Act: tips, pointers and warnings

Without notice applications, both under the Children Act 1989 and Family Law Act 1996, are invaluable tools in the realms of domestic abuse and child protection. Particularly in relation to Family Law Act applications, such work is considered the bread and butter of the junior family barrister. However, those who would treat such applications as […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 13th April 2021
The Family Law Podcast

What now after Re H-N & others

Hot off the press from the Court of Appeal, Re H-N and others (children) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has the potential to redefine (or start to redefine) the way in which the Family Court approaches domestic abuse, particularly more nuanced allegations like coercive and controlling behaviour. Reacting to this with host Mark Ablett are Penny […]

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 […]

Past Events
23rd Mar 2021, 16:30 to 17:30
Jennifer Lee

Sudden Incapacity: Legal implications under the prevalence of Covid

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers will be speaking at the Thoughtleaders4 event, ‘Sudden Incapacity: Legal implications under the prevalence of Covid‘, on 23 March 2021 at 4.30 pm. Join us for an informative and timely discussion around issues of incapacity whilst determining the best interests of patients in […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th March 2021

Step-children (and similar) in family proceedings

Samara Brackley of Pump Court joins host Mark Ablett for a wide-ranging discussion on how step-children, half-siblings and related children generally fit into family proceedings. The podcast covers financial remedy proceedings, including the definition of “a child of the family” and child arrangements proceedings, including the circumstances in which a parent may need to apply […]

The Family Law Podcast 2nd March 2021
The Family Law Podcast

International Relocation in 2021

The Family Law Podcast is back for its third series and it starts with a cracker. Hilary Lennox and Jennifer Swan, both of Pump Court, join host Tara Lyons for a comprehensive discussion of the court’s evolving approach to applications for permission to relocate with children internationally. Hilary and Jennifer lend their expertise to explain […]

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; […]

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