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News & Events: Children Law (Private)

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra MacDonald

Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings come with particular difficulties. One obvious difficulty is that the parties cannot see each other as well as they might in the courtroom. But how much of a problem is this? If the demeanour of witnesses (or indeed parties) is relevant to an issue to be decided by the Court, then restrictions on […]

Blog 21st April 2020
Helen Brander

IFLA Children Scheme: Binding decisions with minimal delay

Following the successful launch and running of the financial remedy and property arbitration scheme set up by Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA)[1] in February 2012, in July 2016 IFLA commenced the Children Scheme.  Its aim is to provide parties with an alternative to Court, and is particularly useful when a dispute has reached the […]

News 31st March 2020
Sean Gentleman

Family Team: ADR and Remote Access offerings

Pump Court Chambers is committed to providing clients with high levels of service and support. By investment and use of modern technology and systems, we are fully equipped to deal with the current situation in these trying times. Technology We offer state of the art technology in the form of the Lifesize system (with integrated […]

Blog 30th March 2020
Eleanor Bruce

Contact and the Coronavirus: COVID-19 and its Impact on Separated Families

About 7 ½ weeks after the first reported coronavirus case in the UK, and after some 6,000 confirmed cases, the Prime Minister addressed the nation confirming that in an attempt to halt the spread of the worldwide pandemic the public were being told to stay at home in order to stop the disease spreading.  He […]

News 19th March 2020

COVID 19: National Guidance for the Family Court

This Guidance, which is issued with the approval of the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior Presiding Judge, is intended to be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division. Please click here to view in full.  

News 13th January 2020

First Junior Clerk – Family

First Junior Clerk – Family Salary – negotiable depending on experience Pump Court Chambers London Deadline: 17th January 2020 12:00 am We require a First Junior Clerk for our specialist family team. The successful candidate will support the senior family clerk with the practice management, business development and marketing of our successful and ambitious team. […]

News 27th November 2019

Sean Gentleman shortlisted for Clerk of the Year – Legal 500 Bar Awards 2020

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our Senior Family Clerk, Sean Gentleman has been shortlisted for the Clerk of the Year Award at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020. Over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK took place to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners […]

News 15th November 2019
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee appointed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The nationwide committee was formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the Resolution Group, which represents thousands of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a […]

News 13th November 2019
James Byrne on The practical application of Practice Direction 51Z; Issues that may arise

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. He also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 2nd September 2019

Pump Court shortlisted for Chambers and Clerking Team of the Year at Family Law Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been shortlisted by LexisNexis for the following awards: ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ ‘Family Law Clerking Team of the Year’ The nomination (for the second year in a row) for ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ underlines our position as […]

Past Events
16th Oct 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce our annual Reading Children Law Seminar providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The seminar 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. […]

News 8th July 2019
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Third-six pupil vacancy – Family Team

Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil to work both on the Western and South Eastern Circuits, with a view to tenancy. The third-six will commence in October 2019. Applications please by 4pm 31st July 2019. As a large provider of legal services, Pump Court Chambers is […]

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