|05/06/13||FLBA Executive Summary to MoJ 'Transforming Legal Aid' consultation
The Family Law Bar Association has responded to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper ‘Transforming Legal Aid’. To view the executive summary click here. The FLBA expresses concern that the proposals will have a detrimental effect upon the most vulnerable people in society, particularly women and children, and will deny them legal representation in cases that have a fundamental impact upon their future lives. To see the full response, click here
|04/06/13||Alex Verdan QC
Alex Verdan QC profiled in June Counsel Magazine. To read the article click here.
|04/06/13||4PB members join legal aid 'demonstration to save justice'
Members of chambers offered their support by participating in a demonstration outside the Ministry of Justice protesting against the proposed cuts to legal aid on 4th June. Speakers at the demonstration included: Dinah Rose QC, Geoffrey Robertson QC, Michael Fordham QC, David Lammy MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP. To read the FLBA's executive summary in response to the Ministry of Justice legal aid consultation, click here
|01/06/13||Jane Probyn appointed as a Circuit Judge
Chambers warmly congratulates Jane Probyn on her appointment to the Circuit Bench. The Queen has appointed Calista Jane Probyn to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Christopher Grayling MP. The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has assigned her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Brighton County Court with effect from Wednesday 24 July 2013.
|22/05/13||Legal Aid Response
The 4PB International Child Law Team’s response to the recent consultation on proposed changes to legal aid concludes that the introduction of a residence test to eligibility for legal aid will risk causing serious harm to children and adults, will prevent access to justice in some of the most complex High Court cases and risks damage the standing of the UK in the international family law community. The response can be read in full here.
|15/05/13||London Legal Walk
4PB took part in the 2013 London Legal Walk on Monday 20th May. To sponsor our team please click here
Hassan Khan been appointed as a legal assessor for the nursing and midwifery fitness to practice panel.
|22/04/13||Academy of European Law Workshop in Florence
On 23rd April, David Williams QC is giving a presentation at the Academy of European Law Workshop in Florence. David will be talking about Preliminary References to the Court of Justice of the European Union to an audience of Italian, Austrian, Bulgarian, Croatian and Slovenian judges
|19/04/13||4PB Marathon Runners
Good Luck to Kenny Martin, Jamie Byrne and Sharon Reeves who are all running in the London Marathon this Sunday on behalf of various childrens charities
|18/04/13||BSB Professional Conduct Committee Newsletter
David Williams QC and Paul Hennessy hosted a visit to 4PB by a lay member of the PCC to give her some insight into the day to day working lives of barristers and clerks. Read her observations here