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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blog 11th February 2021
Hilary Lennox

Muslim women’s rights are being abused by Sharia Councils upon divorce

Pressure is being placed on the UK government to make it a legal requirement for Muslim couples to register their marriages civilly before or at the same time as their religious ceremony. This will ensure women’s fundamental rights are preserved upon divorce and Sharia councils operate within the law writes Hilary Lennox, Barrister from Pump […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 27th December 2020
Naima Asif

Domestic abuse in minority communities

In the series finale of series 2 of the Family Law Podcast, Naima Asif of Pump Court talks to host Mark Ablett about some of the lesser known forms of domestic abuse in minority communities. Naima discusses with Mark about how best to deal with these forms of abuse in the context of litigation and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

News 12th May 2020

Aurora New Dawn Initiative

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce a new initiative supporting the work of Aurora New Dawn, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence. Since 2011, Aurora New Dawn has offered safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. It offers a wide […]

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