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Announcement – Our Sincere Thank You to Paul Sampson

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Dear colleagues, As many of you will be aware, our much loved and respected senior clerk, Paul ‘Sammy’ Sampson has been away from chambers for the past three months. In his absence, the rest

The Pension Advisory Group – Interim Reports and Conclusions

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A must-know for family finance practitioners whenever pension assets are considered, the PAG are producing guidelines to assist in the understanding and management of pensions in the context of

Court Outlines Approach for Evaluating Child Assessment Order Applications

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Shiva Ancliffe acted for the mother in a recent appeal by a local authority - Y (A Child) (S.38(6) Assessment) EWCA Civ 992. For background, care proceedings had been brought against the parents

JY v RY: An Indictment of the Impact of Legal Aid Cuts

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Matthew Richardson commented on JY v RY for Family Law Week - a case DJ Read described as ‘the most unsatisfactory’ he has heard, and in which the outcome ‘would have been very different’ if

Judgment Sets Aside Divorce Petition With Inaccurate Address

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Nick O’Brien of Coram Chambers recently acted for the petitioner in the reported case Hermens v Hermens EWHC 3742 (Fam). This was a multi-jurisdictional case involving an application by the

New Judgment on International Child Abduction and Determining Habitual Residence

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Alex Laing of Coram Chambers acted in the just-reported case of AB v CD EWHC 1021 (Fam). The case concerned international child abduction and the determination of habitual residence. For

Martha Cover Shortlisted for Legal Aid Barrister of the Year

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We are delighted to announce that Martha Cover has been announced as one of the top three candidates for this year’s prestigious Legal Aid Barrister of the Year award. Martha, a long-time

Family Justice Council releases updated guidance on financial needs on divorce

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In late-April 2018 the Family Justice Council published a second edition of their ‘Guidance on “Financial Needs” on Divorce.’ An immensely useful resource for all practitioners undertaking

Court Makes Proposal for Improved Police Disclosure in Cases of Death or Serious Assault of a Child

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LB Southwark v US and RT and Others EWHC 3707 (Fam) Mark Twomey Q.C. and Sarah Tyler of Coram Chambers were instructed in a case dealing with the tragic death of a child by and allegations of

New judgments on deprivation of liberty and rights under art. 5 of ECHR

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Alex Laing of Coram Chambers acted on two cases, resulting in important new judgments on the deprivation of liberty and rights under article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Georgina Clark Newly Appointed as Family Law Recorder

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In a recent appointment of 13 Recorders, Georgina Clark has been selected to act as a family law Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit. Her appointment will take effect from 25 April 2018, following

Coram’s Alison Easton and Chris Archer Appointed as Recorders after Most Recent Competition

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The Lord Chief Justice has recently announced the outcome of the most recent Recorder competition. Amongst others, he has appointed Miss Alison Jane Easton and Mr James Christopher Archer of Coram

Michael Horton and Alex Laing in high-profile, finance case in the Court of Appeal

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Michael Horton and Alex Laing are pleased this week to have represented the husband in his important appeal to the Court of Appeal on an Anglo-Scottish maintenance dispute. The case focusses on the

Dr Bianca Jackson to Provide Training on Modern Families in the Family Court on Tuesday 27th February and Tuesday 20th March

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The training in February will include Dr Bianca Jackson highlighting the relevance and implications in the Family Court looking at: Parenthood, Parental Responsibility & Child Arrangements for

Advanced ToLATA Course to be Presented by Greg Williams on Friday 16th February – Courtesy of MBL Seminars

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Advanced ToLATA Course to be Presented by Greg Williams on Friday 16th February - Courtesy of MBL Seminars Greg Williams from our Finance Team will be presenting an Advanced ToLATA course to

High Court overturned a decision that a mother be permitted to spend time with her daughter, following a pattern of found-to-be fabricated allegations made against the father

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High Court overturned a decision that a mother be permitted to spend time with her daughter, following a pattern of found-to-be fabricated allegations made against the father A High Court judge

East London Family Court Rules: Orphan Girl should be told that her Father Killed her Mother before Killing Himself when she Comes of Age

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East London Family Court Rules: Orphan Girl should be told that her Father Killed her Mother before Killing Himself when she Comes of Age NAA was left orphaned after her father, who had a history

Head of Chambers Mark Twomey QC as well as Alex Laing will Appear in Supreme Court on Behalf of ALC

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Head of Chambers Mark Twomey QC as well as Alex Laing will Appear in Supreme Court on Behalf of ALC On 14 - 15 February 2018, Mark Twomey QC and Alex Laing will appear in the UK Supreme Court on

Alex Laing will be Speaking at the Bloomsbury Family Law Conference

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Alex Laing will be Speaking at the Bloomsbury Family Law Conference We are pleased to announce that Alex Laing is speaking on children’s evidence in family proceedings at the Bloomsbury Family

Julia Queen Provides a Roundup of 2017 Law Cases heard in the European Court of Human Rights

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Julia Queen Provides a Roundup of 2017 Law Cases heard in the European Court of Human Rights Coram’s very own passionate advocate of children’s rights, Julia Queen, provides a round of law

Welcoming Our New Tenants: Victoria Roberts and Sophie Hill

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Welcoming Our New Tenants: Victoria Roberts and Sophie Hill December was a busy month here at Coram Chambers. We are proud to announce the commencement of two new tenancies; Victoria Roberts and

Press Release – Chambers & Partners 2018

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Press Release - Chambers & Partners 2018 We are proud to announce that Coram Chambers have continued to be recognised in the Chambers & Partners 2018 edition; ranked Band 3 in Family:

The Times: Taking Charge of Chambers

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Coram’s Chambers Director Sarah McCarthy is said to be a ‘Top dog’ according to Linda Tsang who finds that many lawyers are switching practice for

Press Release – Legal 500 2017

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Coram Chambers have yet again been recognised as a leading set in the legal 500, achieving a tier 3 status for children law (including public and private law). “Coram Chambers is ‘always a

Welcome to the Coram 2017 annual conference

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Coram is delighted to welcome delegates from across the country to the 2017 annual conference at etc.venues Monument. The day features a diverse range of speakers and topics with a programme that

Rebecca Bailey–Harris from 1 Hare Court reviews Compromise in Family Law: Law and Practice by Michael Horton

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Rebecca Bailey–Harris from 1 Hare Court reviews Compromise in Family Law: Law and Practice by Michael Horton in the Spring Edition of Family Affairs; the newsletter of the Family Bar Association.

The case of R (On the application of EL) v Essex County Council [2017] EWHC 1041 makes important reading for all local authorities…

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The case of R (On the application of EL) v Essex County Council EWHC 1041 makes important reading for all local authorities. It was a judicial review heard by Mr Justice Charles, who quashed a

Coram Chambers are delighted to invite you to join us for our first annual family law conference.

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The one day conference will be held over 2 rooms covering 10 talks from our Barristers and guests. The day will include breakfast, lunch and tea and cakes. For the full itinerary CLICK