News

02/07/12 Child Injury and Expert Evidence: The Lessons of Al-Alas
Jo Delahunty QC spoke at the recent  ALC and CBA lecture on 4th July
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13/06/12 Butterworths Public Child Care Conference
Alex Verdan QC chaired the recent Butterworths Public Child Care Conference on 26th June in Central London.
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14/05/12 London Legal Walk - 21st May 2012
4PB have entered a team into the London Legal Walk. The team are raising funds for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.  If you would like to sponsor the team please visit our Virgin Money Just Giving website
24/04/12 Forthcoming Seminars
Alternative Familes Seminar - 24th May 2012, Crowne Plaza, London The City. 1.5CPD 1996 Hague Convention half day Seminar - Friday 22nd June 2012, The Law Society, London. 3CPD
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19/04/12 Jo Delahunty QC acts for the Mother in widely reports Rickets Case
Jo Delahunty QC of 4PB, leading Kate Purkiss of Coram , succeeds in reuniting mother and child after allegations that the mother had killed her first born baby are rejected by the High Court after a 6 week trial before Mrs Justice Theis. The widely publicised case London Borough of Islington v Al Alas and Wray [2012] EWHC 865 (Fam) ( FLR forthcoming) Jo took on the lead cross examinations of all the clinicians and experts as well as the vitamin D and rickets research. The team lead by Jo exposed the sub optimal care given to the child at UCH and the failure of Great Ormond Street Hospital to detect rickets. By so doing, the allegation that this was a shaken baby case fell apart and the court found that the child died of natural causes involving vitamin D and rickets. The news story is being widely reported on the national media, to read the full judgement click here.
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29/03/12 Pupillage Applications
4PB Pupillage Applications for 2013 opened today.  The application form can be downloaded from our Pupillage page.  Closing date for applications is 26th April 2012
15/03/12 Rebecca Brown appointed as a Circuit Judge
Chambers warmly congratulates Rebecca Brown on her appointment to the Circuit Bench.
 
The Queen has appointed Rebecca Jane Brown to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke QC MP.  Rebecca has assigned her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Milton Keynes County Court with effect from 20 April 2012.
 
15/03/12 The Supreme Court gives judgment in the child abduction case of In the matter of S (A Child)
Henry Setright QC recently appeared in the Supreme Court in the case is known as Re: S (A Child) [2012] UKSC 10).  To view the full judgment click here.
14/03/12 A v B and C [2012] EWCA Civ 285
The Court of Appeal gave Judgment in the case of A v B and C [2012] EWCA Civ 285, an appeal by a biological father of a child residing with the biological mother and her lesbian partner concerning contact arrangements in respect of the child. Alex Verdan QC and Charles Hale appeared for the father. The appeal, which looked at interesting issues arising in alternative family cases, was allowed and case remitted to a Family Division judge.
05/03/12 4 PB and Family Law in Partnership are proud to support a kidspace
4PB and Family Law in Partnership are pleased to annouce their support of a kidspace.  A kidspace is a social enterprise which provides child centred support services for children who are experiencing family breakdown. In recognition of 4 PB and Family Law in Partnership LLP winning Jordan's Family Law Chambers and Family Law Firm of the year respectively we will provide funding to a kidspace enabling subsidised places to be offered to children who might not otherwise be in a position to take advantage of the expertise of a kidspace.
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