4PB members join legal aid ‘demonstration to save justice’
Members of chambers offered their support by participating in a demonstration outside the Ministry of Justice protesting against the proposed cuts to legal aid on 4th June. Speakers at the demonstration included: Dinah Rose QC, Geoffrey Robertson QC, Michael Fordham QC, David Lammy MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP. To read the FLBA’s executive summary in response to the Ministry of Justice legal aid consultation, click here
Alex Verdan QC
Alex Verdan QC profiled in June Counsel Magazine. To read the article click here.
Jane Probyn appointed as a Circuit Judge
Chambers warmly congratulates Jane Probyn on her appointment to the Circuit Bench.
The Queen has appointed Calista Jane Probyn to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Christopher Grayling MP.
The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has assigned her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Brighton County Court with effect from Wednesday 24 July 2013.
Legal Aid Response
The 4PB International Child Law Team’s response to the recent consultation on proposed changes to legal aid concludes that the introduction of a residence test to eligibility for legal aid will risk causing serious harm to children and adults, will prevent access to justice in some of the most complex High Court cases and risks damage the standing of the UK in the international family law community. The response can be read in full here.
London Legal Walk
4PB took part in the 2013 London Legal Walk on Monday 20th May. To sponsor our team please click here
Hassan Khan been appointed as a legal assessor for the nursing and midwifery fitness to practice panel.