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The Family Law Podcast 22nd July 2020
ADR - Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

Offers Tactics and Timings

Tara Lyons features in this episode of the Family Law Podcast on offers and when and how to make them. Tara and Mark discuss the impact of the new changes to the Family Procedure Rules, the potential difficulties these could cause and the merit of an early open offer.   To download the mp3 file […]

News 15th July 2020
The Family Law Podcast

The Family Law Podcast

Pump Court Chambers Family Law team are pleased to announce we have launched a new weekly podcast, ‘The Family Law Podcast’. Hosted by Mark Ablett & Tara Lyons, the weekly podcast will discuss the latest themes and developments in Family law. Mark and Tara will be joined by regular expert guests to lend their insight into complex […]

Past Events
9th Jul 2020, 08:00 to 09:30
Imogen Robins

Tax and Pensions – What Every Solicitor Needs to Know

Please join us via Zoom for the Winchester Breakfast Briefing for an informative up date on tax and pensions.  We are delighted to have Sofia Thomas, a family law tax expert joining us.  Sofia is an engaging speaker.  She has recently co-authored a book to assist family lawyers dealing with tax issues.  The foreword has been written by Mr […]

Past Events
2nd Jul 2020, 16:30 to 17:30
Helen Brander

Digital Documents use in Proceedings and Issues of Manipulation

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Family Team Webinar: Digital Documents use in proceedings and issues of manipulation. We are delighted to be joined by District Judge Peter Devlin who alongside Helen Brander will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure in these […]

Past Events
26th Jun 2020, 10:30 to 11:30
Jennifer Lee

The Revised Family Procedure Rules – An Essential Update for Financial Remedy Practitioners

Presented by Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers and Jolene Hutchison of IBB Law This essential update will cover the important changes to the Family Procedure Rules, in respect of those which have already come into force on 6th April 2020, and those which are due to come into force on 6th July 2020. The […]

Blog 14th April 2020

ADR – Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

  With the courts shutting their doors to the majority of litigants following the outbreak of Coronavirus, now more than ever parties and their lawyers are turning their minds to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). From virtual mediations to remote ENEs and arbitrations, there are plenty of forms of ADR which can be conducted effectively during […]

Blog 8th April 2020
Helen Brander

Family Law Arbitration: Is it for me?

On 22nd February 2012 a new method of alternative dispute resolution was launched to assist parties to resolve their family problems: arbitration.  Arbitration in Family Law developed at around the time when the scope of legal aid was being restricted as a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and […]

Blog 1st April 2020
Jennifer Lee

The Legal Impact of Covid-19 – The View from Two Jurisdictions

In this two-part article, Jennifer Lee of Pump Court Chambers, and Ezane Chong of Ariff Rozhan & Co., reflect on the guidance issued in the UK and Malaysia concerning Covid-19, and the impact of the pandemic on courts and litigants in their respective jurisdictions. 

News 31st March 2020
Sean Gentleman

Family Team: ADR and Remote Access offerings

Pump Court Chambers is committed to providing clients with high levels of service and support. By investment and use of modern technology and systems, we are fully equipped to deal with the current situation in these trying times. Technology We offer state of the art technology in the form of the Lifesize system (with integrated […]

News 27th March 2020
Jack Rundall

Remote hearings in light of Covid-19

Jack Rundall reflects on an F.D.R in Financial Remedies proceedings conducted remotely in light of Covid-19. Persuading the court to deal with this matter remotely was not easy. The court office was hell-bent first on requiring the parties’ personal attendance and, thereafter, on adjourning the hearing indefinitely. It was only in the face of repeated […]

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 […]

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