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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. […]

The Family Law Podcast 23rd November 2020

Pre-nuptial agreements: updates and tips

Amelia Sugden of Pump Court brings host Tara Lyons up to date with the latest case law developments in the world of pre-nuptial agreements. Ever a developing issue, Amelia and Tara discuss the issues raised and give practical tips to any listening solicitors for drafting pre-nuptial agreements in the future.     To download please […]

Blog 20th November 2020

Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091

Proprietary Estoppel and the Matrimonial Home on the Death of a Spouse – Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091 It is rare that a spouse needs to pursue a claim in proprietary estoppel to secure occupation of a matrimonial home owned by the other spouse on the latter’s death: the Inheritance (Provision for […]

Blog 19th November 2020

Haley v Haley [2020] EWCA Civ 1369

Case Summary Haley v Haley [2020] EWCA Civ 1369 Facts W made an application for financial relief through the normal court process, with an unsuccessful FDR. The parties were unable to settle and the matter was set down for a final hearing. A week before the date of the final hearing, the parties were told there […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th November 2020

Nutshell guide to ex parte applications

Samara Brackley of Pump Court takes host Mark Ablett through her expert nutshell guide to ex parte applications in both Family Law Act 1996 and Children Act 1989 proceedings. The pair discuss everything from procedure through to statements, with Samara providing invaluable insight into the pitfalls along the way.   To download please click here. […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th November 2020

Conduct in financial remedies: where are we now?

Maria Henty of Pump Court takes host Mark Ablett through the up to date position in relation to conduct in financial remedy proceedings. The pair reflect on Mostyn J’s efforts to formally categorise different kinds fo conduct in OG v AG [2020] EWFC 52 and Maria provides some invaluable pointers on when to run, and […]

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