News

29/02/12 Queens Counsel Announcement
We are delighted to announce that Teertha Gupta been approved as Queen's Counsel. The Silk Ceremony is to be held on Friday 30 March 2012.
09/02/12 Jonathan Cohen QC Lexis Nexus webcast
Jonathan Cohen QC will be doing a webcast for Lexis Nexus today on Jones v Kernott with Michael Gouriet and Richard Power
06/02/12 St. Anne's College Oxford University
Jo Delahunty QC has been asked to deliver the Guest Speech at the inaugural Law Prize dinner at St Anne's College Oxford University to be followed by Baroness Ruth Deech of Cumnor on 11th February.
01/02/12 Jonathan Cohen QC speaks at the White Paper Conference Company Event
Jonathan Cohen QC spoke at The White Paper Conference Company event at the Caledonian Club on "Family Law: Shaping New Case-Law into Highly Developed Advice for Clients". He spoke on Self Help Documents.
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