News

25/09/13 Legal 500 2013
We are delighted to announce that we have a record number of barristers in this years Legal 500.  4PB are in the Top Tier for our Children work and we are in the second tier for Family Law (including divorce and ancillary relief).
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24/09/13 Nagalro Conference
Jo delahunty QC will be chairing the Nagalro conference on 25th September. The conference, titled, IS IT ALL IN THE BRAIN? a critical examination of findings from neuroscience on influencing the future and the development of infants and young children at risk
12/09/13 Chambers 100 List
We are delighted to announce that Alex Verdan QC, Henry Setright QC, Charles Hale and Justine Johnston have all made the shortlist for the new UK Bar Chambers 100 guide.
10/09/13 Jo Delahunty QC instructed on Hillsborough Inquest
Chambers are pleased to announce that Jo Delahunty QC has been instructed on the Hillsborough inquest by Marcia Willis Stewart of Birnberg Peirce and Partners, who represents family members of 74 of the 96 victims.
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09/09/13 Alistair Perkins & Hassan Khan pleased to announce that their appeal to the Supreme Court In the matter of A (Children) (AP) was sucessful
On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) (England and Wales). Alistair and Hassan were instructed by Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE and Wendy Ramus of Dawson Cornwell Solicitors.
 
 
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03/09/13 President commends Christopher Hames for Pro Bono work
The President delivered judgment in HM Solicitor-General –v-Jones on 21st August 2013. In dismissing the application to commit Mrs Jones who was represented pro bono by Christopher Hames of 4 PB the President said:
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02/09/13 Chambers & Partners Awards 2013
Chambers is delighted that Jo Delahunty QC has been nominated for the Chambers and Partners 2013 Silk of the Year award and that 4PB has been nominated for the Chambers of the Year award.
22/08/13 Maeve O'Rourke
We are delighted to announce that Maeve O'Rourke has won the Pro Bono Lawyer of the year in the Jordans Family Law Awards 2013
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14/08/13 Re A & L (Children) [2013]
Andrew Powell represented the  same sex applicants Re A & L (Children) [2013] EWHC 2328 (Fam) (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) before Mrs Justice Theis. The case concerned a same sex couple who sought parental orders where the surrogate was acting altruistically in California.  The court took the view that in such circumstances it needed to  adopt a more holistic approach in scrutinising the wider payments in the case, which also included payments made to the surrogacy agency.  
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.