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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, […]

News 22nd February 2021

Catherine Ellis joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Ellis has joined Pump Court Chambers. Catherine was called to bar in 2003 and is an expert in all areas of Family law. She has a wealth of experience in public law family matters, acting for parents, guardians and local authorities alike and has appeared in complex care […]

Webinar Archive 11th February 2021

Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know

In our latest Winchester Breakfast Briefing Webinar ‘Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know’, we’re joined by guest speakers w George Mathieson and Jonathan Galbraith of Mathieson Consulting.   Overview of Talk Topics will include: The impact of covid-19 on various asset classes how will this affect family lawyers and their clients Expert […]

News 27th January 2021

Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa Virtual Conference

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN will be speaking at the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) forthcoming Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa virtual conference on Friday 5th February 2021. Mr Nsugbe QC will be part of a panel discussing ‘Resolving family law disputes: litigation, arbitration, mediation and other […]

Past Events
11th Feb 2021, 08:00 to 09:30

Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know

Please join us via Zoom for our latest Winchester Breakfast Briefing ‘Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know’, where our guest speaker will be George Mathieson, CEO and Expert Witness of Mathieson Consulting. Overview of Talk Topics will include: The impact of covid-19 on various asset classes how will this affect family lawyers and […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

News, Blog 8th January 2021
Jennifer Lee

N v N (Afghanistan: Validity of an overseas marriage: Procedure)[2020] EWFC B55

An important Judgment on the validity of an overseas marriage, and compliance with the significant procedural rules which apply if one wishes to defend divorce petitions, has recently been handed down in the case of N v N (Afghanistan: Validity of an overseas marriage: Procedure) [2020]. Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers acted for the successful […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 14th December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Pension ring-fencing after W v H

In this fascinating Family Law Podcast, Tara Lyons is joined by Caroline Bayliss of Excalibur Actuaries to talk pension ring-fencing following the judgment in W v H [2020] EWFC B10. In particular, in circumstances where HHJ Hess indicated straight line ring-fencing could be unfair, Caroline gives her expert view on alternative methods of ring-fencing and their implications on sharing.   To download […]

The Family Law Podcast 8th December 2020
Jack Rundall

Common Issues in Farming Cases

Tara Lyons is joined by Jack Rundall of Pump Court Chambers and Anthony Field of the BTF partnership, an expert valuer frequently instructed in farming cases. The podcast discusses the various issues that arise in farming cases both from a valuation perspective and from counsel’s perspective, taking a global approach to what can be very […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 3rd December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Adjourning Capital Claims

Edward Boydell and Cordelia Williams join host Tara Lyons to discuss adjourning capital claims in financial remedy proceedings. They look at a raft of recent decisions with slightly conflicting tests, as well as tracing the history of adjourning capital claims and a curious connection with Pump Court Chambers.     To download please click here. […]

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