24/01/14 Care Proceedings involving EU Nationals
The President gave judgment on 14th January 2014 in which he gives important  guidance on issues of jurisdiction and the involvement of Consulate of the Member State of the EU National.  David Williams QC’s commentary on the case can be found on his Blog. The judgment is can be read by clicking here
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15/01/14 In the matter of L-C
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the Matter of L-C. The judgment provides further clarification in relation to the evaluation of the habitual residence of children and the circumstances in which children should be joined to 1980 Hague Convention proceedings.
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13/01/14 Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell started his Pegasus Scholarship last week at a boutique law firm in Los Angeles specialising in surrogacy and fertility law. To follow his blog click here
10/12/13 Chambers 100 List
Congratulations to Charles Hale & Justine Johnston who have both made the Chambers 100 List. The Chambers Bar 100 ranks the top barristers practising at the Bar of England and Wales. To be shortlisted, these barristers must be ranked in Bands One or Two or as 'Star Individuals' in a key area of law in The Chambers UK Bar Guide.  
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29/11/13 Cyrus Larizadeh
Cyrus Larizadeh is giving a talk to 8 Local Authorities in the Midlands today.  The talk is on "Sexual Abuse evidence, fact finding and assessment"  A copy of the notes can be downloaded here
22/11/13 Jacqueline Renton
Jacqueline Renton represented the mother in wardship proceedings in the High Court concerning her two children who had been wrongfully retained by the father in Russia after an agreed Christmas holiday.
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13/11/13 In the matter of LC (Children) in the Supreme Court
Henry Setright QC, Teertha Gupta QC, David Williams QC, Christopher Hames, Michael Gration & Jacqueline Renton were involved in the Supreme Court case of In the matter of LC (Children) on 11th November 2013. The case raises important issues as regards the interpretation of habitual residence under article 3 of Hague Convention 1980 and the appropriate guidance to be applied when considering whether or not children should be joined to Hague Convention 1980 proceedings. Judgment has been reserved.
04/11/13 Young v Young
Rex Howling QC represents the wife who wants half of the available assets but has stated that she will settle for £300 million. Mr Young is an undischarged bankrupt who claims to have debts of £28 million. Their divorce has been ongoing for 6 years and has been subject to an unprecedented level of press coverage. The trial is due to last for 4 weeks.
31/10/13 Private Law Children's Seminar
The 4 Paper Buildings Private Law Children's Seminar will be on Thursday 21st November.  The seminar topic is Addiction & Family Breakdown.  The seminar will be charied by Catherine Wood QC, and those speaking will include Alex Verdan QC, Kate Branigan QC, John Tughan, Andrew Powell and Mandy Saligari (Clinical Director & Founder) Charter Harley Street. For more information & to book your place click here.
31/10/13 Chambers & Partners 2014
We are delighted to announce that we have a record 29 barristers recommended in this years Guide.  "This set has a wealth of talent and has firmly established itself as a leading set for family law." Solicitors say of the barristers "They are very innovative in their approach and very holisitic in their advice."
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