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News & Events: Family Finance

News 8th May 2024
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee to take part in Family Justice Question Time panel at the Resolution National Conference 2024

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Lee will join the Family Justice Question Time panel at this year’s Resolution National Conference, taking place in Manchester between Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2024. The Family Justice Question Time panel will be moderated by Joanne Edwards, Partner and Head of Family at Forsters, and will […]

News 2nd May 2024
Oliver Foy

Oliver Foy successfully represents the Intervenor in financial remedy proceedings to establish beneficial ownership of a substantial property portfolio

Ollie was instructed to act on behalf of the Intervenor to establish beneficial ownership of 8 properties. The Wife alleged that the Husband had a beneficial interest in each of these properties. Some of the properties were in the Husband’s name and some of the properties had been recently transferred out of the Husband’s name. […]

Past Events
17th Apr 2024, 08:00 to 10:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Hampshire Breakfast Briefing – Pensions Update 2024

When: Wednesday, 17th May 2024 | 8am – 10am (registration from 8am – 8.30am) Where: Moore Barlow LLP, Gateway House, Tollgate, Chandler’s Ford, Southampton, Eastleigh, SO53 3TG Fee: Free We are delighted to welcome back George Mathieson, of RBC Brewin Dophlin, for a Pensions Breakfast Briefing on Wednesday 17th April 2024. George is a recognised […]

News 27th March 2024
Jennifer Lee

‘Fabricated Judicial Decisions and “Hallucinations” – a Salutary Tale on the Use of AI’ by Jennifer Lee

The Financial Remedies Journal has published a blog by Jennifer Lee on ‘Fabricated Judicial Decisions and “Hallucinations” – a Salutary Tale on the Use of AI’. The blog addresses the use of AI, and in particular ‘generative AI’ such as ChatGPT, which comes with an entirely new set of opportunities and pitfalls for judges and practitioners, […]

News 27th March 2024
Imogen Robins

Navigating Financial Remedies in the wake of the Infected Blood Inquiry: An Analysis of Compensation Implications

Imogen Robins has written an article for Family Law, “Navigating Financial Remedies in the wake of the Infected Blood Inquiry: An Analysis of Compensation Implications” published in March 2024. There follows a short summary of the content. The Infected Blood Inquiry’s exploration into NHS treatment failures extends to complex financial implications, especially pertinent for divorce […]

News, Past Events, Webinar Archive 26th March 2024

Military Pensions Webinar

  Programme Chair’s welcome/introduction: Mark Hood, Associate Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector, Goughs Solicitors ‘Solicitor’s eye view’: Mark Hood (slides) Ensuring the scheme breakdown is understood on first interview; what do they have Drafting PSOs to 2 decimal points Immediate pensions v EDP payments and the ages that the pension credit member can […]

News 19th February 2024

Elizabeth Spence appointed a Deputy District Judge

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Spence has been appointed a Deputy District Judge, sitting on the South Eastern Circuit. This is a part-time appointment and Elizabeth will continue to practise as a barrister. Elizabeth is well known for her representation of clients in financial proceedings which involve complicated business arrangements or inherited assets. […]

News 23rd January 2024

Child maintenance in the Family Court

This article by Mark Ablett considers the current state of play in relation to child maintenance in the Family Court following Mostyn J’s judgment in James v Seymour [2023] EWHC 844 (Fam) and the creation of his ‘Adjusted Formula Methodology’. The article touches on when the Family Court has jurisdiction at all, versus the usual […]

News 19th January 2024

Edward Boydell to be appointed King’s Counsel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted and very proud to announce that Edward Boydell has been appointed King’s Counsel in the 2023 competition. Edward will be officially sworn in at the Appointments Ceremony on 18th March 2024. Edward is head of Pump Court’s Family Finance team and is highly experienced in all aspects of family law, but […]

News 21st November 2023
Cordelia Williams

Remarriage: Avoiding the Elephant Trap

This article, published on the Financial Remedies Journal blog, is a practical guide to the legal consequences of a second (/third/fourth/fifth, etc) marriage, to assist when advising clients how to avoid falling into the ‘elephant trap’ of premature remarriage – a term coined by the late Singer J. It can be a messy topic, and […]

News 19th October 2023

Leslie Samuels KC elected FLBA Vice-Chair

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce that Leslie Samuels KC has been elected Vice-Chair of the Family Law Bar Association. Leslie Samuels KC commented: “I am delighted to have been elected to this position. I am grateful for the support of Jo Delahunty KC of 4 PB and Nick Allen KC of 29 […]

News 5th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers ranked as a Top Tier Set in Legal 500 2024

Pump Court Chambers has been ranked as a Top Tier Set in three practice areas in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide: Family: Children and Domestic Violence (Western Circuit) Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy (Western Circuit) Crime: General and Fraud (Western Circuit) Pump Court is listed as a Leading Set for […]


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