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Blog 12th October 2018

Secure accommodation – where are we now?

Samara Brackley discusses secure accommodation procedure after HHJ Lazarus’s judgment in Re O [2018] EWFC B60 published this week. Secure accommodation applications and procedure continues to be an area at the forefront of criticism by both judges and practitioners alike. Applications are becoming more and more common as secure placements are used to protect children […]

News 28th September 2018

Susan Campbell QC to speak at Children Law Conference

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to annouce that Susan Campbell QC will be speaking at the forthcoming White Paper Public Children Law Conference on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at The Caledonian Club, London, SW1X 7DR. Ms Campbell QC will be covering the topic of Adoption: ‘What are the unresolved issues – both legal and practical – of […]

News 16th May 2018

Local authorities should not circumvent the court Re T (a child)

Claire Fox of Pump Court Chambers looks at the practical implications of this decision. Family analysis: The Court of Appeal considered that all of the options available to the court had not been exhausted in a case where a kinship carer required support from the local authority. To read the article in full which was […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar in Reading on Tuesday 19th 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 Holiday Inn Reading, 500 Basingstoke Road, […]

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 […]

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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 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, […]

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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 […]

Blog 14th December 2015

Damages claims against Local Authorities – is there any change down the back of the sofa?

Local authorities must be very concerned about the spate of recent cases in which parents, other family members and former ‘looked after children’ have sought damages for the alleged failure by an authority to exercise their powers lawfully or for abuse suffered whilst in their care. In these cases, courts have had to explore the […]

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 […]

Blog 19th November 2015

The misuse of section 20

Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 concerns the LA’s duty to provide a child with somewhere to live when he or she has no home, or no safe home. It ensures a child is provided for when no-one holds parental responsibility; or the child has been lost or abandoned; or the person who has […]

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