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News & Events: Family Finance

News 27th November 2019

Sean Gentleman shortlisted for Clerk of the Year – Legal 500 Bar Awards 2020

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our Senior Family Clerk, Sean Gentleman has been shortlisted for the Clerk of the Year Award at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020. Over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK took place to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners […]

News 15th November 2019

Jennifer Lee appointed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lee has been appointed to sit on Resolution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The nationwide committee was formed to create greater diversity and inclusivity across the Resolution Group, which represents thousands of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a […]

News 2nd September 2019

Pump Court shortlisted for Chambers and Clerking Team of the Year at Family Law Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been shortlisted by LexisNexis for the following awards: ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ ‘Family Law Clerking Team of the Year’ The nomination (for the second year in a row) for ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year – London’ underlines our position as […]

Past Events
12th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 17:15

Family Finance Seminar – Poole

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Poole Family Finance Seminar. Our speakers will be providing valuable and in-depth updates for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The event will close with a Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to have experienced counsel guide you on any technical questions or […]

News 8th July 2019

Third-six family pupillage vacancy

Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work both on the Western and South Eastern Circuits, with a view to tenancy.  The 3rd-six will commence in October 2019.  Applications please by 4pm 31st July 2019. As a large provider of legal services, Pump Court Chambers is […]

News 20th June 2019

Leslie Samuels QC & Edward Boydell to speak at White Paper Conference

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Leslie Samuels QC and Edward Boydell will be speaking at the forthcoming White Paper Matrimonial Finance Conference: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients on Thursday 27th June 2019 at The Caledonian Club, London, SW1X 7DR. Mr Samuels QC will be speaking on Pre-acquired pensions: […]

News 6th February 2019

Publication and transparency in family proceedings

Samara Brackley discusses the practical implications of the judgment in In the matter of A and B (Children) [2018], involving cross-applications by a local authority and a journalist concerning the publication of details relating to care proceedings. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Family on 10th January 2019, for a free trial please click here.

Blog 7th November 2018

“An affront to justice” – leveling the playing field one pound at a time

The High Court has recently re-affirmed its inherent jurisdiction to make a ‘pound for pound’ order in respect of a party’s future legal costs in financial proceedings. The case of LKH v TQA AL Z [2018] EWHC 2436 (Fam) involved an application for financial relief following an overseas divorce under Part III of the Matrimonial […]

News 22nd October 2018

Amelia Sugden joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Amelia Sugden, formerly of 1 Hare Court, has accepted an offer of tenancy at Pump Court Chambers. Amelia was called to the bar in 2006 and specialises in the areas of Financial Remedies, Schedule 1 and Private Law Children. Amy joins at an exciting time for Chambers following our recent Family […]

Past Events
13th Nov 2018, 07:45 to 09:15

Family Law Breakfast Briefing – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce our latest breakfast briefings. Our speakers will be discussing the topic of Partnerships and Financial Remedies – How to extract money as well Costs in Children Act Cases (with an emphasis on private law proceedings. Venue The Winchester Hotel & Spa, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB (map) Schedule 07:45 – […]

News 19th October 2018

Maria Henty to speak at AstenJ Family Law Conference

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Maria Henty will be speaking at the forthcoming AstenJ Family Law Conference on Saturday 27th October 2018 at BPP University, 68-70 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4NY. Ms Henty will be covering the area: Financial Remedies, this will be followed by a Q&A session. The event will provide valuable and in-depth […]

Blog 27th September 2018

How to avoid problems of enforcement: Sale of FMH

It is always sensible to draft final orders with one eye on enforcement. An order for sale of the former matrimonial home (‘FMH’) can be a particularly emotive order, often fiercely resisted by one of the parties. This post is a summary of practical suggestions to ensure a sale goes smoothly when anticipating – and […]

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