News

Third seminar of our Private Law programme…

13th Feb 2020

The third in our series of Private Law seminars took place on Thursday 13 February at Bridewell Hall, a stone throw from Chambers.

4 Brick Court’s Bronach Gordon and Ummar Ahmad gave an excellent presentation to a large audience of Child law solicitors. The seminar focused on the practical considerations and pitfalls of FHDRAs, including:

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Pupillage Gateway now closed

09th Feb 2020

The Pupillage Gateway for pupillage submissions is now closed.

During the period 10 February to 6 May 2020, AETOs will sift applications, shortlist applicants, and conduct interviews or assessments.

From 9.00am on 7 May Offers of pupillage are made through the Pupillage Gateway system.

The best of luck to all applicants!

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Applications for Pupillage 2021/2022 – Gateway submissions window closes 11am 07/02/2020

03rd Feb 2020

We are recruiting two funded 12 month pupillages for 2021–2022 via the Pupillage Gateway.

The submissions window for Pupillage Gateway applications closes 11am Friday 7 February 2020.  No further applications or amendments to applications will be allowed after this point.

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Judgment published in Court of Appeal win for Tahmina Rahman & Amy Slingo

30th Jan 2020

Tahmina Rahman leading Amy Slingo successfully resisted appeal before the President of the Family Division in the matter of A, B And C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers And Relatives) [2020] EWCA Civ 41.

Their appeal was one of three conjoined appeals where the Court was asked to provide guidance on the duties of local authorities in care proceedings and in cases involving relinquished babies to notify fathers and wider families in cases where the mother objects.

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Natasha March secures High Court Appeal win

15th Jan 2020

High Court Appeal win for Natasha March representing the applicant father. Case reported on Bailii here.

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Applications for Pupillage 2021/2022 submissions window opens 07/01/2020

03rd Jan 2020

We are recruiting two funded 12 month pupillages for 2021–2022 and the submissions window for Pupillage Gateway applications opens 11am Tuesday 7th January 2020 which is when applicants may start, edit and submit their applications. Good luck to all applicants!

Please note that we only accept pupillage applications via Pupillage Gateway.

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Sir James Munby becomes the new Patron of Grandparents Plus

16th Dec 2019

We warmly congratulate the charity Grandparents Plus on the apppointment of their new Patron, Sir James Munby, the former President of the Family Division. Further information can be found here.

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Tahmina Rahman and Ian Griffin in Family Affairs magazine

09th Dec 2019

Lovely to see that Tahmina Rahman and Ian Griffin both of 4 Brick Court have excellent pieces in Family Affairs. A brilliant editon!! Enormous Thank you to John Wilson QC and Philip Cayford QC for their mega efforts in its production.

Chambers Xmas celebrations in charming French restaurant

06th Dec 2019

What a wonderful evening we all had on Friday at our Chambers Christmas dinner for members, staff and a few distinguished guests at Le Café du Marché, a charming French restaurant in Barbican.

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The 2nd seminar of our Private Law programme…

03rd Dec 2019

The second in our series of Private Law seminars took place on Monday evening 2nd December 2019 in the splendid surroundings of the Queen’s Room in Middle Temple.

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4 Brick Court tender for LBLA child protection work successful

25th Nov 2019

4 Brick Court is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its tender submitted earlier this year in respect of child protection work by the London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) which now consists of 20 separate Local Authority Members.

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Court of Appeal success for Tahmina Rahman and her junior Amy Slingo

22nd Nov 2019

4 Brick Court’s Tahmina Rahman leading Amy Slingo successfully resist appeal in Court of Appeal case before the President of the Family Division.

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When One Parent Kills Another – how should the family court approach this? Article by Judith Pepper

20th Nov 2019

Read Judith Pepper’s article here published in Family Law Week.

4 Brick Court barrister trains charity’s students in the art of advocacy

18th Nov 2019

4 Brick Court’s Alastair Miles Martey delivers advocacy training to students from the University of Law with the prime objective of teaching each student skills they need to effectively represent young people at school exclusion hearings on behalf of the charity Communities Empowerment Network (CEN).

The charity, which is based in East London, provides free advice, support and representation to all people affected by school exclusion.

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Funds raised for London Legal Walk charity

13th Nov 2019

We are delighted to have raised funds for The London Legal Support Trust following June’s fantastic London Legal Walk and we look forward to next year’s event!

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Jacqui Gilliatt Ranked in Chambers UK Bar 2020

15th Oct 2019

Our sincere congratulations to Jacqui Gilliatt on being Ranked in consecutive years in Chambers UK Bar, a leading directory in the legal industry.

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Ian Griffin, David Bannocks & Sarah Fincham before Court of Appeal

08th Oct 2019

4 Brick Court Head of Chambers Ian Griffin, David Bannocks and Sarah Fincham appeared in the Court of Appeal on 3rd October 2019 before Peter Jackson LJ, Baker LJ, Males LJ in the matter of RE A (CHILDREN) (2019).

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Two new Members of Chambers…

01st Oct 2019

Sincere congratulations to Elin Hughes and Sarah Fincham on becoming Members of Chambers following the successful completion of their pupillages. We welcome you both to the 4BC family!

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Two new tenants at 4 Brick Court

19th Aug 2019

Chambers’ is delighted to announce that Elin Hughes and Sarah Fincham have accepted tenancy in Chambers, commencing on 1 October 2019, following their successful completion of pupillage.

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Sophie Crampton article published in Family Law Week

29th Jul 2019

Junior barrister Sophie Crampton has very recently had an article published in Family Law Week in which she considers what purpose Section 9(6B) of the Chidren Act 1989 might serve in determining care proceedings. Her article is available here.

Further information about Sophie’s practice can be found here.

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