Transparency in the Family Courts: The Reporting Pilot Rollout

Ahead of the expansion of the Transparency Reporting Pilot, Feargus Campbell considers the existing statutory framework in the hope of demystifying this brave new world. To read the article click here. ... Continue Reading

Practical pointers for preparing witness statements

Tom Harrill and Alyssa Callaway provide helpful pointers for preparing witness statements.   To read the article click here.   ... Continue Reading

LESSONS FROM LIEVEN J: A realistic approach to obtaining evidence from children.

Timothy Bowe KC and Holly Hilbourne-Gollop recently represented the children in the case of Birmingham City Council v M & Ors [2023] EWHC 3312 (Fam). Holly Hilbourne-Gollop considers the guidance provi... Continue Reading

Tom Harrill awarded Barrister of the Year 2023 at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards

Many congratulations to Tom Harrill who was awarded Barrister of the Year 2023 at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards on Friday. Tom is a specialist family law barrister of 10 years’ call. He rep... Continue Reading

The correct procedure for mobile phone extraction in public law proceedings in the absence of police phone disclosure – Holly Hilbourne-Gollop

Holly Hilbourne-Gollop considers guidance from the Court of Appeal in Re P, H-L (Children) (Mobile Phone Extraction) [2023] EWCA Civ 206, in relation to the correct procedure for mobile phone extraction in... Continue Reading

To Fact-Find or not to Fact-Find: That is the question – Matthew Maynard and Zara Mahmood

Matthew Maynard and Zara Mahmood provide an analysis of H-W (Care Proceedings: Further Fact-Find Hearing) [2023] EWCA Civ 149.  To view the article, please click here. (Matthew Maynard, Zara Mahmood) ... Continue Reading

Lesbian Visibility Week

Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs KC, is featured in an article in DIVA Magazine, the world’s leading magazine for LGBTQIA women and non-binary people. The article is entitled “Legally Lesbian... Continue Reading

Is Section 20 a long-term solution? – Tom Harrill and Holly Hilbourne-Gollop

Tom Harrill and Holly Hilbourne-Gollop consider the use of Section 20 as a long-term solution, following the case of Re S (A Child) and Re W (A Child) (s20 Accommodation) [2023] EWCA Civv 1. To view the ar... Continue Reading

Digital Device Analysis and Public Interest Immunity in Family Proceedings – Mark Cooper and Emma Kelly

Mark Cooper and Emma Kelly consider digital device analysis and public interest immunity in family proceedings. To view the article, please click here. (Mark Cooper, Emma Kelly) ... Continue Reading

Child Care Conference 2022 – Save the date!

Save the date for our annual Child Care Conference 2022, as we return to the Park Regis Hotel on 21 October 2022, for another fantastic day. Full details coming soon!   ... Continue Reading