Re C 2018 UKSC 8

The UK Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in Re C 2018 UKSC 8. All seven Counsel involved in the case are from 4PB.

The appeal was allowed by a majority decision. The case is a landmark decision in the field of international children law, domestically and internationally, as it establishes that:  (a) that repudiatory retention is a legally binding principle in Hague Convention 1980 proceedings and (b) an application for return will fail if the child concerned has become habitually resident in the requested state before any wrongful removal or retention occurs.



Supreme Court

Alex Verdan QC, Michael Edwards and Indu Kumar are in the Supreme Court on Wednesday – Thursday this week, in Williams v LB Hackney. They are representing the Family Rights Group.


One Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage: Where to Next?

Jo Delahunty QC is amongst a distinguished panel of speakers at St. Hughs College, Oxford University tonight. The College is hosting a roundtable discussion to celebrate the centenary of this crucial milestone in the development of British democracy, with a panel discussion led by accomplished alumnae from each of Oxford’s former women’s colleges. To book a place click here



Jo Delahunty QC

Jo Delahunty QC will be speaking at Gresham College on Thursday 1st February on “Vulnerable Clients and the Family Justice System.”  For more information click here


Nicola Wallace 2nd February 2018

Nicola Wallace has again been selected as a judge at the 13th ICC International Mediation Competition at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. The competition, the largest of its kind, draws more than 500 competitors from 40 countries, representing 66 university teams.



Alex Verdan QC and Cyrus Larizadeh QC appeared in re AB (2018) EWFC 3. The President issued guidance in care proceedings relating to a child with a life limiting condition. The full judgment can be found here.