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News & Events: Children Law (Public)

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

News 18th October 2020

Chambers Welcomes New Pupils

In October 2020, chambers welcomed three new pupils. Ed Wylde is s criminal pupil under the supervision of Peter Asteris. Laura Tilt is a common law pupil, currently in her family seat, under the supervision of Helen Brander and Ulrike Ramsay is our second common law pupil, currently in her family seat, under the supervision […]

News 1st October 2020

38 members ranked in Legal 500 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier Set’ in the Legal 500, 2021 Rankings. Described as the ‘go-to‘ set on the Western Circuit, 38 of our members have been recognised across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal Injury and […]

The Family Law Podcast 30th September 2020

Special guardianship orders: Where are we now?

In this series finale, Leslie Samuels QC joins host Mark Ablett to talk about special guardianship orders in the light of the Public Law Working Group’s recent report. As a leading silk and deputy High Court Judge, Leslie offers unparalleled insight into the issues raised by the report and what is needed to address them. […]

News 30th September 2020

Family Third Six Pupil Vacancy

Family Third Six Pupil Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work in London and on the Western and South Eastern Circuits with a view to tenancy.  The work will include a large proportion of matrimonial finance, TOLATA and children law both public and private. We are accepting applications […]

News 29th September 2020
Oliver Foy

Oliver Foy Joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to welcome Oliver Foy to chambers following successful completion of his pupillage. During his pupillage he undertook work across Chambers’ core areas and gained specific experience in Employment, Criminal and Family law under the supervision of Heather Platt, Eleanor Fargin and Claire Fox respectively. Tony Atkins; Senior Clerk said: “We’re delighted […]

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 […]

The Family Law Podcast 20th August 2020

Costs against the legally aided litigant

Tara Lyons hosts Mark Ablett to discuss the position generally on costs in Children Act proceedings. The pod goes on to explore how one might get an order that the Lord Chancellor pays a costs order in lieu of the litigant with legal aid and the thorny issue of how and when costs protection applies. […]

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