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.
11/02/14 International Family Law Newsletter
The International Family Law Newsletter is available to download here
11/02/14 Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell's latest blog from Los Angeles, where he is doing a Pegasus Scholorship, working at a niche law firm in California specialising in surrogacy and fertility law.
24/01/14 Care Proceedings involving EU Nationals
The President gave judgment on 14th January 2014 in which he gives important  guidance on issues of jurisdiction and the involvement of Consulate of the Member State of the EU National.  David Williams QC’s commentary on the case can be found on his Blog. The judgment is can be read by clicking here
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15/01/14 In the matter of L-C
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the Matter of L-C. The judgment provides further clarification in relation to the evaluation of the habitual residence of children and the circumstances in which children should be joined to 1980 Hague Convention proceedings.
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13/01/14 Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell started his Pegasus Scholarship last week at a boutique law firm in Los Angeles specialising in surrogacy and fertility law. To follow his blog click here
10/12/13 Chambers 100 List
Congratulations to Charles Hale & Justine Johnston who have both made the Chambers 100 List. The Chambers Bar 100 ranks the top barristers practising at the Bar of England and Wales. To be shortlisted, these barristers must be ranked in Bands One or Two or as 'Star Individuals' in a key area of law in The Chambers UK Bar Guide.  
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29/11/13 Cyrus Larizadeh
Cyrus Larizadeh is giving a talk to 8 Local Authorities in the Midlands today.  The talk is on "Sexual Abuse evidence, fact finding and assessment"  A copy of the notes can be downloaded here