03/02/16

Re B – Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court decides that a lesbian parent can seek the return of daughter from Pakistan

David Williams QC, Alistair Perkins and Michael Gration acted for the successful appellant mother. Henry Setright QC, Hassan Khan & Dorothea Gartland acted on behalf of the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice. Michael Edwards acted for the AIRE centre.

29/01/16

Conference Facilities

The refurbishment of our conference rooms has now been completed.  We can offer our clients four different comfortable meeting rooms.  Two of the rooms are equipped with the latest video conferencing facilities.

25/01/16

Michael Edwards

Congratulations to Michael Edwards on his appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. He will now be eligible to represent the Government in family and other proceedings.

13/01/16

Queens Counsel

We are delighted to announce that Cyrus Larizadeh has been approved as Queens Counsel.  The Silk Ceremony will take place on 22nd February 2016.

17/12/15

Recorder Appointments

We are delighted to announce that David Williams QC, Oliver Jones and Rebecca Foulkes have all been appointed as Recorders.

14/12/15

Supreme Court – The matter of B (A Child)

A number of members of 4PB appeared before the UK Supreme Court this week in the matter of B (A Child). The case was the first to come before the Supreme Court concerning the rights of a non-biological mother of a child conceived by IUI and the proper approach to determination of the English court’s jurisdiction to make orders in relation to such a child.