4PB launches new Parental Leave Policy

4PB are proud of our new Parental Leave Policy recently launched. The policy ensures members pay no rent to chambers during a period of full parental leave up to 12 months and for a further 12 months after their return.

This is one of the most progressive parental leave policies at the Bar and is an example of the continued commitment at 4PB to supporting parents to advance and develop their careers at the Bar.



Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

4PB join with colleagues across the legal professions in mourning the loss of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.


Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2022

4PB are proud to announce the six nominations received this year by the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2022.


Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022 Shortlist

4PB is delighted to have been shortlisted for the following awards at this years Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022.

Family Law Set of the Year

Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution – Barbara Mills QC

Diversity & Inclusion: Future Leader – Andrew Powell

The winners will be announced at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022 on Thursday 17th November.


Mani Singh Basi writes for the New Law Journal.

In an article for the New Law Journal Mani addresses the wrongful retention of children under the1980 Hague Convention and the options available to the parent left behind.

Further Mani goes on to look at the inherent jurisdiction of the courts in England & Wales when a child is retained in a country which is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.

To read the article in full  click here.


Katie Wood writes for the FT.

In a Q&A for the Financial Times, Katie Wood addresses whether postnuptial agreements are worthwhile and how the family courts are likely to view them.

To read the article in full click here.