News

11/04/14 Court of Justice of the European Union
Court of Justice of the European Union to hear Preliminary Reference concerning the interpretation of Article 12(3) and Article 15 of BIIR on 15th May 2014. Henry Setright QC is representing the mother instructed by Freemans Solicitors and David Williams QC and Michael Gration are representing the father instructed  by Dawson Cornwell.
11/04/14 Michael Reeves
Congratualtions to Michael Reeves who ran the London Marathon on Sunday to raise money for Meningitis Now.  To visit his fundraising page, please click here
01/04/14 Dermot Main Thompson
We are delighted to annouce that Dermot Main Thompson has joined 4PB.  Dermot has specialised in family law for the last fifteen years. He practises in all areas of public law and international child adbuction.  Dermot was previously at Renaissance chambers.
01/04/14 Pupillage Applications
We are now accepting pupillage applications for 2015. For further information and to download an application form click here .
The closing date for applications is at 11am on Wednesday 30th April 2014.
31/03/14 Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell has returned from his Pegasus scholarship in Los Angeles. Andrew spent 3 months at a boutique law firm, Vorzimer Masserman and worked closely with specialist surrogacy and fertility lawyers. To read his blog click here  
26/03/14 Jonathan Evans
We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Evans has joined 4PB.  Jonathan has a broad family practice.  He was previously a tenant at Renaissance Chambers.
20/03/14 Financial Remedies Seminar
The annual 4PB half day Financial Remedies Seminar will take place on 1st May, at the Crowne Plaze London - The City.  For further information click here
10/03/14 Rubin v Rubin [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam)
Christopher Hames represented the Husband/Father  in Rubin v Rubin [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam) where Mr Justice Mostyn has given authoritative guidance on the appropriate principles to be applied in applications for Legal Services Payment Orders under Section 22ZA of the MCA and applications for costs allowances under Schedule 1 to the Children for funding against Applicants in Hague Convention proceedings.
26/02/14 The White Paper Conference
Michael Sternberg QC MCI Arb chaired The White Paper Annual National Conference on Financial Remedies and related Children Act topics at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia SW1. 140 attendees heard 4 silks including Kate Brannigan QC of 4 PB speak. The Conference was overbooked and will be repeated on 2nd April next in the same venue.
19/02/14 Queens Counsel Appointment
We are delighted to annouce that Charles Hale has been approved as Queens Counsel.  The ceremony will take place on 14th April.