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News & Events: Children Law (Private)

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 […]

News 1st March 2016

Father found guilty of prolonged sexual abuse

Sarah Jones has successfully prosecuted a defendant who has been found guilty of prolonged sexual abuse against his daughter from the age of 9 years’ old for approximately 2 years. The Defendant groomed her by showing her videos from the internet showing sexual activity between adults and young girls before going on to rape her […]

News 16th February 2016

Father jailed for abandoning 2 year old child

A drunk father who abandoned his two-year old child in a car park at night has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for Child Cruelty. Neil Schofield, 35, from Weymouth was sentenced at the Crown Court at Dorchester, Richard Tutt, was instructed on behalf of the prosecution. For further details on this story as reported […]

News 11th December 2015

Grandparents blocked from adopting grandchild

The grandparents of a three-year-old girl who lost their application to appeal to apply to care for their granddaughter are making a fresh fight to avoid her being placed with prospective adopters. An application for permission to apply for a special guardianship order and permission to apply to revoke a placement order will be heard before […]

Blog 19th November 2015

Closing the door – Section 91(14) orders

Jennifer Lee sets out the courts’ approach when considering a barring order under section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989. As first featured in the Family Law Journal in November 2015. Section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) empowers the court, when disposing of an application under ChA 1989, to make an order […]

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