04/02/13

High Court approves consent order achieved following rabbinical arbitration

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC and Teertha Gupta QC represented the Mother and Henry Setright QC  (leading Edward Deveruex) represented the Father in a landmark ruling handed down by the High Court last week. Mr Justice Baker acceded to the parents’ proposal to refer their family dispute to non-binding arbitration and subsequently endorsed the outcome of that process concerning both children and financial arrangements. A copy of the judgment can be found here

01/02/13

Sam King

Sam King represented one of the successful applicants in what is being described as a landmark ruling in respect of clarifying the rights of gay fathers.  The applicant, who is not the legal parent to the child under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, was granted leave to apply for contact by Baker J.

29/01/13

Standard Contractual Terms

As of 31st January 2013 Chambers will be adopting the Bar Council’s Standard Contractual Terms.  To view these terms click here.

23/01/13

Alex Verdan QC

Alex Verdan QC has been called to the bar in the British Virgin Islands.

07/01/13

Christopher Hames

Christopher Hames has represented, pro bono, Mrs Jennifer Jones in the High Court and the Court of Appeal during her ongoing disputes concerning her 5 children. The case received widespread media coverage when Mrs Jones disappeared with 4 of the children following a summary return order to Spain under the Hague Convention and then a Tipstaff collection order. While 3 of the children are now in Spain with their father, 2 children were initially placed in local authority care but have now been returned to the care of their mother in Wales

04/01/13

London Marathon

Two members of our clerking team, Kenny Martin and Jamie Byrne, are running in the London Marathon this year to raise money for two different worthwhile childrens charities. To view their fundraising pages and donate please click on the links Kenny Martin’s fundraising page and Jamie Byrne’s  fundraising page