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News & Events: Children Law (Public)

Events
24th Jun 2021, 12:30 to 8th Jul 2021, 13:30

Public Law Working Group Reforms

Mr Samuels Q.C. Head of Family, Pump Court Chambers, is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming webinars to consider the reforms proposed by the Public Law Working Group (chaired by Keehan J). The topics to be considered at each seminar will be: Thursday 24th June 2021: pre-proceedings, case management and template orders. Thursday 8th July 2021: […]

Webinar Archive 2nd June 2021

International Care Cases Post Brexit

More than four years after the Brexit referendum the UK finally left the EU on 31st December 2020, signalling the biggest change in international family law in over two decades. In International Care Cases Post Brexit, Corinne Iten explores the issues that now arise in public law cases with an international element, give an overview of the new […]

Webinar Archive 28th May 2021

What now after Re H-N & others Webinar

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.     Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will […]

News, Blog 27th May 2021

Re H-M [2021] EWCA Civ 748: Inconsistent post-fact finding convictions

Hot off the press this week is the judgment in Re H-M [2021] EWCA Civ 748, in which the Court of Appeal (Peter Jackson LJ, Singh LJ and Stuart-Smith LJ) considered an appeal by a mother from a refusal by the trial judge to reopen findings made at the conclusion of a fact-finding hearing. One […]

The Family Law Podcast 13th May 2021
The Family Law Podcast

Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings

Mark Ablett hosts Catherine Ellis of Pump Court who takes him on a whistle stop tour of Fabricated or Induced Illness in children proceedings (FII). Catherine in particular explains the impact of the latest guidance (published March 2021) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the helpful definitions contained in that guidance. […]

Past Events
28th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:15

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. Penny Howe QC & Jennifer Swan will look at […]

Past Events
2nd Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:00

International Care Cases Post Brexit

More than four years after the Brexit referendum the UK finally left the EU on 31st December 2020, signalling the biggest change in international family law in over two decades. In International Care Cases Post Brexit, Corinne Iten will explore the issues that now arise in public law cases with an international element, give an overview of […]

Blog 14th April 2021

Without notice applications in Children Act and Family Law Act: tips, pointers and warnings

Without notice applications, both under the Children Act 1989 and Family Law Act 1996, are invaluable tools in the realms of domestic abuse and child protection. Particularly in relation to Family Law Act applications, such work is considered the bread and butter of the junior family barrister. However, those who would treat such applications as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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