Andrew Powell started his Pegasus Scholarship last week at a boutique law firm in Los Angeles specialising in surrogacy and fertility law. To follow his blog click here
Chambers 100 List
Congratulations to Charles Hale & Justine Johnston who have both made the Chambers 100 List.
The Chambers Bar 100 ranks the top barristers practising at the Bar of England and Wales. To be shortlisted, these barristers must be ranked in Bands One or Two or as ‘Star Individuals’ in a key area of law in The Chambers UK Bar Guide.
Cyrus Larizadeh is giving a talk to 8 Local Authorities in the Midlands today. The talk is on “Sexual Abuse evidence, fact finding and assessment” A copy of the notes can be downloaded here
Jacqueline Renton represented the mother in wardship proceedings in the High Court concerning her two children who had been wrongfully retained by the father in Russia after an agreed Christmas holiday.
In the matter of LC (Children) in the Supreme Court
Henry Setright QC, Teertha Gupta QC, David Williams QC, Christopher Hames, Michael Gration & Jacqueline Renton were involved in the Supreme Court case of In the matter of LC (Children) on 11th November 2013. The case raises important issues as regards the interpretation of habitual residence under article 3 of Hague Convention 1980 and the appropriate guidance to be applied when considering whether or not children should be joined to Hague Convention 1980 proceedings. Judgment has been reserved.
Young v Young
Rex Howling QC represents the wife who wants half of the available assets but has stated that she will settle for £300 million. Mr Young is an undischarged bankrupt who claims to have debts of £28 million. Their divorce has been ongoing for 6 years and has been subject to an unprecedented level of press coverage. The trial is due to last for 4 weeks.