News

05/08/13 Alex Verdan QC, Jacqueline Renton and Michael Gration represent Children and Families Across Borders in the Supreme Court
On Monday 24th July the UK Supreme Court heard the appeal in the matter of Re ZA [2012] EWCA Civ 1396. Children and Families Across Borders (of which Teertha Gupta QC is a trustee) intervened in the appeal, instructing Alex, Jacqueline and Michael (who appeared pro bono) through Simon Bruce and Josephine Fay of Farrer and Co LLP. A note of the arguments raised on behalf of the charity, together with the areas of discussion during the hearing, has been prepared and can be read here.
01/08/13 Jordans Family Law Awards
We are delighted to announce that 4PB has been shortlisted for the Family Chambers of the year. Also a record breaking six of our barristers have been shortlisted for awards across the all the eligible categories.
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31/07/13 Brian Jubb joins 4PB
Chambers are delighted to announce that Brian Jubb previously of Renaissance Chambers has joined 4PB.  Mr Jubb has a wealth of experience in all areas of family law.
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30/07/13 Court of Appeal Judgment in Redcar v B [2013]
The Court of Appeal gave its reserved judgment today in Redcar v B [2013] EWCA 964. This is an important case dealing with the LA’s liability to make financial payments to family carers under s 20 and 22 Children act 1989. Jonathan Cohen QC acted for the successful LA.
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24/07/13 Jane Probyn appointed as a Circuit Judge
Chambers warmly congratulates Jane Probyn as she takes up her appointment as a Circuit Judge today. She has been assigned to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Brighton County Court and will be known as Her Honour Judge Probyn.
24/07/13 Christopher Hames
Christopher Hames continued to represent Mrs Jennifer Jones pro bono before the President when she successfully resisted an attempt by the Solicitor-General to commit her to prison for contempt of court.
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16/07/13 Jacqueline Renton
Congratulations to Jacqueline Renton who has been nominated for the Jordans Family Law Commentator of the Year Award.  To vote, click here
16/07/13 DL v EL
Five members of chambers have appeared in the recent Court of Appeal Case DL v EL (2013).     
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11/07/13 Oxfordshire Financial Remedies Seminar
The 4PB money practitioners delivered a seminar at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars hotel last night.  The seminar was chaired by Jonathan Cohen QC and talks were given by Stephen Lyon, Harry Gates and Kate Van Rol. To download a copy of the seminar notes click here
26/06/13 Re B Webinar
Alex Verdan QC and Elizabeth Woodcraft will be doing a webinar on the recent Re B case on Thursday 27th June between 1-3pm.  To download the flyer click here