Andrew Bainham’s published work on legal parentage has been significantly cited by the Law Commission in its recent consultation paper on reforming the law governing surrogacy arrangements. See ‘Building families through surrogacy: A new law’ Law Commission Consultation paper 244 and Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper 167 (June 6th, 2019). The consultation period closes on 27th September 2019.
Published on June 15, 2019 7:59 pm
St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Juliet Allen has joined their Family Team. Juliet practices exclusively in the area of Financial Remedies and has a particular interest in cases which involve family trusts. Her practice includes matters involving complex business arrangements, unusual trust structures, analysis of business accounts, farming cases and proceedings where there are issues of non-disclosure...
Published on May 21, 2019 11:26 am
I recently cross examined a wife about her income. Her Form E said she had no income. In answers to Husband’s Questionnaire she provided various documents which showed she did in fact receive ‘cash in hand’ as a self employed hairdresser. The final hearing bundle contained a schedule of assets ‘filed on behalf of Wife’. It showed Wife’s earned income...
Published on May 2, 2019 11:50 am
St Philips Family Barristers are delighted to welcome Karl Rowley QC as a Door Tenant at St Philips Chambers. Karl was called to the Bar in 1994 and took Silk in 2013 and is also a Recorder with Family, Criminal and Civil tickets. He practices principally from St John’s Buildings in Manchester. Karl represents Local Authorities, Children, parents and extended...
Published on April 1, 2019 11:43 am
Left to right: Sandamini, Natalie, Matthew, Anna and Olivia. We are pleased to inform you that our pupils will commence practicing from Monday 1st April. All five of our pupils have undergone extensive training in their chosen disciplines since October of 2018 and are raring “to get on their feet”! Anna Peaston – Anna commenced a specialist family pupillage under the...
Published on March 28, 2019 10:25 am
This month has seen two key developments for any practitioner following the ever developing field of work against FGM. On 8th March, the first person ever to be convicted for an FGM related offence in the UK was sentenced to a term of 11 years’ imprisonment – an historic milestone given that legislation criminalizing FGM was first past in the...
Published on March 28, 2019 9:31 am
On Wednesday 13th March Liz Walker was officially sworn in as Her Honour Judge Walker at a ceremony at The Royal Courts of Justice before The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane. Liz was attended upon by her immediate family as well as Senior Clerk, Mark Mansell and Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson.
Published on March 14, 2019 10:14 am
How far is too far? And when is a finding not a finding? In G (Children: Fair Hearing)  EWCA Civ 126, the Court of Appeal (Peter Jackson LJ and Moor J) considered two situations which will be very familiar to advocates conducting urgent hearings at which the Local Authority seeks the grant of an interim care order and removal...
Published on March 13, 2019 9:48 am
St Philips are delighted to announce that Heledd Williams and Lucie French have both been appointed to the First-Tier Tribunal where they will sit as part-time fee-paid judges once they have completed their initial training which commences next month. Heledd has been appointed as a First-Tier Tribunal Judge in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber while Lucie has been assigned to...
Published on February 19, 2019 12:45 pm
St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Liz Walker has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Liz to the Midland Circuit based at Wolverhampton Family Court where she will take up her post on 4th March 2019 and will be formally known as Her Honour Judge Walker. Liz was called to the Bar...
Published on February 5, 2019 10:15 am