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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. […]

The Family Law Podcast 13th August 2020

When care proceedings and criminal proceedings collide

Corinne Iten of Pump Court Chambers joins regular host Mark Ablett to look at the issues which arise when care proceedings and criminal proceedings collide, following Corinne’s experience of a linked directions hearing in the Crown Court. The pod looks at issues such as the interrelation of the separate but factually linked proceedings and disclosure. […]

News, Blog 12th August 2020
Jennifer Lee

ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce: The Legal Implications of Donor Insemination

From single-parent families to “blended” or extended family units, whether they be same-sex parents or opposite-sex parents, the concept of the “nuclear family” has become less prevalent, and less apt, to describe modern families in the 21st century. Today’s modern family structures include those where children are created through assisted reproductive technologies and encompass sperm/ […]

Webinar Archive 21st July 2020

International Child Abduction

In this lunchtime webinar, Jennie Swan and Naima Asif review the most recent case law and guidance on the topic of International Child Abduction, including a discussion on the impact of the recent pandemic on the legal landscape.     Topics covered include: A review of recent appellate cases, including; – Re I-L (Children)(1996 Hague Convention: […]

Webinar Archive 23rd June 2020

Remote Final/Fact Finding Hearings – Arguments For and Against

A new issue for these Covid-19 times: Courts are being invited to decide whether a case is or is not suitable for a remote final hearing or remote fact-finding hearing. This webinar will present the key arguments from the wealth of new guidance and case-law on this topic. It will cover both financial remedy and children hearings. Penny […]

News 10th August 2020
Hilary Lennox

Hilary Lennox joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Hilary Lennox has joined Pump Court Chambers, with immediate effect. A highly experienced practitioner across three jurisdictions, Hilary was called to the Bar in Ireland in 2008, Northern Ireland in 2013 and England & Wales in 2013. She has worked in a law firm in New York and the […]

The Family Law Podcast 7th August 2020

Special advocates in Family Proceedings

Paul Mertens joins Mark Ablett to talk about special advocates in family proceedings, closed material procedures and how the courts attempt a fair outcome where parties are not able to view sensitive material, such as in care proceedings with a radicalisation element. To download please click here.  

News 6th August 2020

Re Y (Children in Care: Change of Nationality) [2020] EWCA Civ 1038

Re Y (Children in Care: Change of Nationality) [2020] EWCA Civ 1038 Exercise of parental responsibility by Local Authorities – Scope of decision making relating to the child’s national identity Through its judgment in Re Y (Children in Care: Change of Nationality), the Court of Appeal sends out a clear message that where a local […]

News 2nd July 2020
Henry Hawkesworth

Henry Hawkesworth joins Pump Court

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Henry Hawkesworth has joined Pump Court Chambers after successful completion of his third six pupillage following a period as a tenant in a leading set of common law chambers in the North East of England. Called to the Bar in 2018, he has developed a mixed common […]

Past Events
28th May 2020, 12:30 to 13:30
Andrew Grime: BC/PC: Parental Alienation Update

Parental Alienation Update: BC/PC – Webinar

This webinar will consider the practical consequences of parenting in a pandemic, the President of the Family Division’s Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders and a review of the recent case law on parental alienation, including the options available to practitioners. Speaker: Andrew Grime Cost: Free Topics covered: Parenting in a Pandemic: Coronovirus Crisis: […]

Blog 18th May 2020
Cordelia Williams

Domestic abuse during Covid-19 times

Domestic abuse was a problem already in urgent need of addressing pre-pandemic. The global crisis we are now experiencing has only worsened that issue. Widely-reported statistics include: Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline has seen a consistent increase in demand of 50% since lockdown measures announced (4th May press release) Traffic to many prominent domestic abuse […]

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