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News & Events: Family Arbitration

News 15th July 2021

Join Us – Public Law Children Practitioners

Due to an expanding workload Pump Court Chambers’ specialist public law children team are looking at recruiting practitioners at all levels of call. The team practises across England and Wales and successful applicants will have a choice to base themselves in any of our established locations in London, Hampshire or Wiltshire. We are recognised as a leading set and are top […]

Webinar Archive 17th June 2021

Family Finance Update

Pump Court Chambers Family Team is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Family Finance Update Webinar.     At this lunch time session Richard Hall will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key issues and update delegates on law, practice […]

Past Events
23rd Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:30

No Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce delayed but set to arrive in the UK in April 2022 with many calling it the biggest change to divorce law in England and Wales for over 50 years. It is a movement that started back in 1996 with the repealed Family Law Act, culminating with the Divorce Dissolution and Separation bill gaining Royal Assent […]

Webinar Archive 9th June 2021

Arbitration For The Uninitiated – Is it Right For You And Your Clients?

Imogen Robins supports arbitration wholeheartedly. She has acted for clients in financial arbitration. This talk will look at recent developments in case law, in particular, Haley v Haley [2020] EWCA Civ 1369, [2021] 2WLR 357. It is intended to demystify the process and give those new to this area a toolkit, to ensure they are confident when […]

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 […]

Webinar Archive 19th May 2021

COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation Webinar

In COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation, Mark Ablett reviews notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of the key issues and update delegates on law, practice and procedure in this uncertain world.   To access a copy of the slides which […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th May 2021
Tara Lyons

Business valuations in financial remedy proceedings

For our final episode of the season, Tara Lyons is joined by forensic accountant Nick White of Nick White Divorce Accountants for a fascinating talk on business valuations in financial remedies proceedings.   To download please click here.  

Past Events
9th Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:15
Imogen Robins

Arbitration For The Uninitiated – Is it Right For You And Your Clients?

Imogen Robins supports arbitration wholeheartedly. She has acted for clients in financial arbitration. This talk will look at recent developments in case law, in particular, Haley v Haley [2020] EWCA Civ 1369, [2021] 2WLR 357. It is intended to demystify the process and give those new to this area a toolkit, to ensure they are confident when […]

Past Events
6th May 2021, 16:00 to 17:00

Cryptocurrency in Divorce

Our Crypto and Family Law experts will be hosting an event to discuss Crypto assets in Divorce. With cryptoassets becoming ever more present as exchange tokens, this seminar addresses what they are, how they are used, how they are treated by the Courts and by the taxation authorities in England and Wales, how to find […]

Blog 19th March 2021
Helen Brander

Money for Nothing? Crypto-assets and their implications in matrimonial and private client work

Helen Brander, barrister of Pump Court Chambers, considers the current treatment by the courts and taxation authorities of crypto-assets For the matrimonial finance and private client lawyer, crypto-assets can form a major part of a client’s estate and we are seeing them with increasing frequency. It is vital that we can identify, value and understand […]

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 […]

News, Blog 15th March 2021
Jennifer Lee

The perils of contested divorce proceedings

As many practitioners will be aware, defended divorce cases are rare. According to a recent study by the Nuffield Foundation,  “No Contest: Defended Divorce in England & Wales”, formally defended divorces account for less than one percent of divorces each year in England & Wales. ‘The perils of contested divorce proceedings’ written by Jennifer Lee, […]

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