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News & Events: Children Law (Private)

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; […]

News 22nd February 2021

Catherine Ellis joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Ellis has joined Pump Court Chambers. Catherine was called to bar in 2003 and is an expert in all areas of Family law. She has a wealth of experience in public law family matters, acting for parents, guardians and local authorities alike and has appeared in complex care […]

News 27th January 2021

Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa Virtual Conference

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN will be speaking at the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) forthcoming Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa virtual conference on Friday 5th February 2021. Mr Nsugbe QC will be part of a panel discussing ‘Resolving family law disputes: litigation, arbitration, mediation and other […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th November 2020

Nutshell guide to ex parte applications

Samara Brackley of Pump Court takes host Mark Ablett through her expert nutshell guide to ex parte applications in both Family Law Act 1996 and Children Act 1989 proceedings. The pair discuss everything from procedure through to statements, with Samara providing invaluable insight into the pitfalls along the way.   To download please click here. […]

The Family Law Podcast 3rd November 2020
Helen Brander

Financial provision for minor and adult children

Helen Brander of Pump Court joins host Mark Ablett to discuss provision for children, both adult and minor, particularly in light of the decision of Sir James Munby in FS v RS & JS. The pod also ventures overseas to look at the extremely different position in Italy, where provision for adult children is the […]

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 […]

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