|17/02/11||On the 9th February 2011 Michael Sternberg QC and Elizabeth Couch spoke against Nigel Dyer QC and Simon Webster at Irwin Mitchell's London Offices in a debate chaired by Mrs Justice Baron and hosted by Elizabeth Hicks.
They succeeded overwhelmingly in the motion that "This house would suspend a maintenance order if there is permanent cohabitation," but lost the motion "This house believes that permanent cohabitation should discharge a maintenance order."
Invited guests included Munby LJ the Chair of the Law Commission.
Copies of the speeches may be obtained directly from the speakers.
|19/01/11||Elizabeth Couch and Henry Clayton have each been awarded a red bag by Michael Sternberg QC for exemplary assistance as Junior Counsel in 2 highly complex and substantial ancillary cases, in which he lead them in 2010.
|11/01/11||In January 2011 Michael Sternberg QC and Alex Verdan QC each gave a lecture to Farrer & Co Solicitors.
Michael spoke on the interface between Part III MFPA applications and European Law together with the treatment post separation bonuses.
Alex spoke on Alcohol and Drug issues in Private Law Cases.
The talks are available on application to the authors.
|11/01/11||Court of Appeal grants permission to appeal in Hague Convention case on the basis of arguments as to the potential impact of the ECHR decision in Neulinger and Shuruk-v-Switzerland.
Henry Setright QC and David Williams are acting for the Appellant in the case which is to be listed for determination before three Lord Justices of Appeal in the New Year.
|07/01/11||Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration appear in the Court of Appeal on behalf of two intervening NGO’s in leading case on marriage and immigration policy.
Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Southall Black Sisters and the Henna Foundation, two leading NGOs in the field of forced marriage issues, in the cases of R (Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe and another intervening), R (Bibi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  WLR (D) 341.
|22/12/10||Court of Justice of the European Union give judgment on first family case referred by England
Henry Setright QC, Marcus Scott Manderson QC and David Williams appeared before the CJEU on 1st December 2010 and judgment was delivered on 22nd December 2010.
To download a copy of the judgement click here
|29/11/10||The Court of Appeal has delivered Judgment in the case of T-T  B4/2010/1732
Alex Verdan QC and Sam King, who appeared in the court below on her own, represented the successful father against the same sex female couple. This is the first reported case where a residence order is shared 3 ways. The Court of Appeal make clear that there is no universal solution for non traditional families and more generally that it is going too far to state that shared residence is nowadays the rule rather than the exception.”
|25/11/10||Ancillary Relief Update
Michael Sternberg QC has produced an Ancillary Relief update. To download a copy click here
|16/11/10||Nine Additional Barristers Qualify as Collaborative Lawyers
4 Paper Buildings are delighted to announce that in partnership with Resolution an additional nine members of Chambers have qualified as Collaborative Lawyers. There are now a total of 24 Collaborative Lawyers in Chambers
|09/11/10||Alex Verdan QC and Sam King in the Court of Appeal
Alex Verdan QC and Sam King appeared in the Court of Appeal yesterday representing the father in a case which raises interesting and novel issues relating to shared and joint residence in same sex relationships. In the lower court the father was granted shared residence with the mother and the mother’s partner refused joint residence. The case is receiving national media interest. Judgment is awaited.