Court of Appeal hands down significant judgment considering the impact of Diplomatic Immunity on the safeguarding of children.

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in Re AG (A Child) [2022] EWCA Civ 1505 concerning the extent to which diplomatic immunity prevents local authorities and the police from taking effective steps to protect children of diplomats subjected to ill treatment by their parents. The Appellant, AG, and her family had come to the attention of public authorities in the course of her father’s diplomat posting to the UK.


4PB Awarded Family Set of the Year.

We are ecstatic and proud of the 4PB team awarded Family Set of the Year by Chambers and Partners at the UK Bar Awards that took place on Thursday 17th November 2022.

Thank you to all colleagues and friends across the legal profession for your continued support as we progress from strength to strength.


Landmark decision by the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Mani Basi and Carolina Pedreno of Dawson Cornwell have prepared a case note for Leiden Children’s Rights Observatory on the landmark decision by the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the Return of a child with autism to Spain under The Hague Convention 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction available here.


JUSTICE Human Rights Conference

Jo Delahunty KC, Teertha Gupta KC and Mani Singh Basi are speaking at this year’s annual JUSTICE Human Rights Conference on 4th November. The family law session will be chaired by Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles DBE.

Ticket information can be found here.


4PB rankings in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2023.

4PB is delighted to be recognised by the Chambers UK Bar Guide as the only top tier set in Family Children as well as the ranking in Family Matrimonial Finance with 48 members ranked across the two categories.

Thank you to our clients for their ongoing support.

See rankings below.


Family Rights Group Quiz – 20th October 2022

The 4PB Family Law team are warming up and looking forward to the renowned Family Rights Group annual quiz night taking place Thursday 20th October at 6pm, at the Doggett’s Coat and Badge.