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24/01/12 Family Law 2012 SG Conference
Alex Verdan QC and Charles Hale are both speaking at the Family Law 2012 conference on 26th January. For further information click here
19/01/12 Re M (A Child) 2012
Jo Delahunty QC and Jo Brown appeared in the recent case Re M (A Child) 2012. The Judgement was delivered by Lord Justice Thorpe and had 3 Judges. For further information click here
09/01/12 Nicholas Fairbank
We are delighted to announce that Nicholas Fairbank previously of Becket Chambers has joined 4PB. Nicholas is a specialist in family finance cases.
20/12/11 Lexis Nexis Conference
Alex Verdan QC will be chairing the forthcoming Private Child Law on 25th January 2012.  The conference has been organised by Lexis Nexis.  For further information click here
15/12/11 Guidelines published for children giving evidence in family proceedings
The Family Justice Council have published Guidelines for children giving evidence in family proceedings.  Alex Verdan QC was on the Working Party chaired by Lord Justice Thorpe that drew them up.  To view a copy of the guidlelines click here
06/12/11 Court of Appeal Judgement in Re J
On 2nd December 2011 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Re J. The Court of Appeal considered the circumstances in which children should be seen by judges and emphasised the relevance of the Presidents Practice Notes of April 2010 in respect of seeing children. All counsel in the appeal were from 4 Paper Buildings. David Williams represented the children, Mark Jarman the father and Michael Gration the mother.
To download a copy of the judgement click here
25/11/11 Should I Stay or Should I Go? Chambers Private Law Seminar
The chambers private law seminar took place last night as was a great sucess.  We are very grateful to Lord Justice Thorpe who made a guest apperance and addressed the delegates.  Baroness Scotland QC chaired the event and presentations were given by Alex Verdan QC, Catherine Wood QC and Joy Brereton.
 
The seminar well attended seminar raised over £2000 for Children and Families Across Borders Charity.  To download a copy of the seminar notes click here
21/11/11 Kate Branigan QC & Andrew Powell
Congratulations to Kate Branigan QC and Andrew Powell who have been elected on to the FLBA committee
07/11/11 Teertha Gupta is to speak at the Argentine Embassy
Teertha Gupta has been asked to speak at a seminar on International Child Abduction and Family Law at the Argentine Embassy in London on 30th November.
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01/11/11 Teertha Gupta speaking at IBC in Dubai
Teertha Gupta has been asked to speak at the International Bar Association Conference on 2nd November on Intenational Child Law.