Emma Spruce comments on the dilemma facing judges when issuing anonymity orders in family law cases.

In an article published in The Times, Emma Spruce comments on the anonymity orders and dilemma judges face when deciding “the extent to which private issues should be released into the public domain.” in family law cases.

To read the article in full, click here.


Kieran Ball has completed his Pro Bono Pupil Pledge.

Join us in congratulating Kieran Ball, who has successfully fulfilled his #PupilPledge, dedicating 25 hours to #probono work during his second six practice in 2023.

Kieran has accepted tenancy with 4PB, starting 1st October 2023, upon successfully completing pupillage.

If you want to learn more about Advocate and how you can help to provide #AccessToJustice, click here.




Surrey Family Law Day 2023

In a conference hosted by Resolution, Catherine Wood KC, alongside other members of the 4PB Arbitration Team, will be presenting a talk on Arbitration at the Surrey Family Law Day on 27th September at Sandown Race Course.



Alistair G Perkins Principal Lecturer at the Judicial Institute for Africa Conference.

In a 5 day conference organised and funded by Cape Town University for the Judicial Institute for Africa, Alistair G Perkins will be addressing 28 High Court and Court of Appeal judges from; Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, the Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe, on the 1980 Hague Convention and child abduction generally.


Chris Barnes speaker at KCL conference – Protection and Justice in Times of Counter-Terrorism: Insights from France and the UK.


Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2023 – 4PB Nominations

We are delighted to be shortlisted for Family Law Chambers of the Year and for the Family Law Community Interaction Award at the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2023.

Additionally, we are also proud to see our members shortlisted in an additional five categories. Congratulations to:

Charles Hale KC – Family Law KC of the Year
Mani Singh Basi – Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year, Family Law Commentator of the Year and International Family Lawyer of the Year.
Frankie Shama – Family Law Young Barrister of the Year
‘Talking Family Law’ – The Resolution Podcast with Anita Mehta of 4PB and Simon Blain of Forsters. – Family Law Commentator of the Year.