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Shiva Ancliffe and Michael Horton appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Coram are thrilled to announce that Shiva Ancliffe and Michael Horton will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2021. Mark Twomey QC and Alison Easton, Joint Heads of Chambers, have said: “We wish to congratulate Mike and Shiva on their wonderful achievement. This is an appropriate acknowledgement of the excellence of each of them and the […]

A week in the life of a Coram pupil- Srishti Suresh

Srishti Suresh accepted tenancy with Coram in October 2020, following the successful completion of her pupillage. Here, she writes about her experience as a pupil by giving readers a taste of what life was like in a typical week as a Coram pupil. I joined Coram as a pupil in 2019, along with my then co-pupil, […]

Diversity at the bar- Shiva Ancliffe interviews Raggi Kotak

Shiva Ancliffe sat down (virtually) with Raggi Kotak recently to talk about diversity at the Bar. Raggi is a barrister practising from One Pump Court, with over 20 years experience, specialising in immigration and public law. She is a queer south Asian queer woman living in London and has a long history of anti-oppression work and has been involved in the […]

A week in the life of a Coram pupil- Sam Watts

Sam Watts accepted tenancy with Coram in October 2020, following the successful completion of his pupillage. Here, he writes about his experience as a pupil by giving readers a taste of what life was like in a typical week as a Coram pupil. I joined Coram in October 2019 and commenced tenancy in October 2020. Since then, […]

Alternative Pathways to Parenting – Busting the myths. 9 December via Zoom

Osbornes Law is hosting a webinar on 9th December at 5:30pm on “Alternative Pathways to Parenting – Busting the myths.” with Coram’s Dr Bianca Jackson as one of the speakers. To register for this free event, please click here. About this Event For some, the path to parenthood is not easy and it may become necessary […]

A week in the life of a Coram pupil- Olivia Kirkbride

Olivia Kirkbride is Coram’s pupil barrister this year and wrote the below piece, to give readers an idea of what it’s like to be a Coram pupil. I joined Coram as a pupil in October 2020, and am currently supervised by Sima Kothari, an experienced public children law practitioner. In my first few months I […]

Why choose private FDRs?

Michael Horton interviews Coram’s newest door tenant, HHJ Philip Waller CBE to find out more about the process and purpose of FDRs and why people should opt for them in the current climate. The senior judiciary have been encouraging practitioners to hold private financial dispute resolution (FDR) meetings for some time now. With lockdown, the private […]

EastEnders Tackles Surrogacy (Episode 1)

Bianca Jackson, the Head of Coram’s Alternative Families Practice Group takes a close look at the deceiving surrogacy plot that is currently unfolding in Eastenders. I must begin this post with a confession: I had actually never watched EastEnders before this past week. Years of fans, including my clients, yelling “Hey, Ricky” at me because of […]

Coram appoints new Joint Heads of Chambers

Coram is delighted to announce that Mark Twomey QC and Alison Easton have been appointed as the new Joint Heads of Chambers and will take up their positions as of today (16th November, 2020). Welcoming the appointment of Alison as joint Head of Chambers, Mark said, “We are delighted that Alison has agreed to serve […]

Business as usual for Coram during second national lockdown

In order to safeguard staff and members, all of Coram Chambers are working remotely due to the second national COVID-19 lockdown. Our DX system is now suspended as we make the move to becoming a paperless set, so we ask that nothing is posted to chambers such as documents or cheques. All papers should be sent […]

Shiva Ancliffe talks about the benefits of arbitration

Private law children disputes – why choose arbitration? There is no question that for many private law children disputes, arbitration is a better solution than litigation. The growing delay in court listings is a fact and is here to stay for a while, considering the restrictions posed by the pandemic. Arbitration cuts through the delay […]

Gill Honeyman appointed as Recorder for South Eastern Family Circuit

We are thrilled to announce that Gill Honeyman has been appointed as a Recorder and will be acting in the South Eastern Circuit, Family division. Gill is one of the 118 new appointments, which will take effect from 12 October 2020. Please join us in congratulating Gill!

Coram Chambers is again shortlisted for 3 Family Law Awards

We are delighted to announce that Coram has been shortlisted for three Family Law Awards 2020. These include: • Family Law Case of the Year- Re NY (A Child) [2019] • Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year- Alex Laing • Family Law Young Barrister of the Year-Rachel Cooper • The full shortlist can be […]

Live webinar on 19 May- ‘Identifying and responding to those who are at risk of suicide: a guide for family law practitioner’

Coram Chambers is excited to kick off a series of weekly live discussions via Zoom around topical family law issues. In this live webinar, Amanda Bewley, a barrister specialising in public and private law children matters and inquests, will outline why there is a need for family law practitioners to familiarise themselves with this subject […]

Live webinar on 15 May- ‘Parental Alienation- how do we best litigate it?’

Coram Chambers is excited to kick off a series of weekly live discussions via Zoom around topical family law issues. In this part of the series, join Anarkali Musgrave and Sophie Hill as they discuss the common themes in parental alienation cases and offer advice on how to run these high conflict cases successfully. This webinar will look […]

Live webinar on 27 April- ‘MCA 2005 – 15 years on: why are capacity assessments still a problem?’

Coram Chambers is excited to kick off a series of weekly live discussions via Zoom around topical family law issues. In this part of the series, join Coram’s Nick O’Brien and Alison Easton for in depth look at The Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 received its Royal Assent on 6 April 2005, yet 15 years later practitioners […]

Live webinar on 21 April- ‘Q&A on private and public children law’

Coram Chambers is excited to kick off a series of weekly live discussions via Zoom around topical family law issues. In the third webinar in this series, join Coram’s Anarkali Musgrave and Victoria Haberfield for a  Q&A session on private and public children law. DATE: Tuesday 21 April TIME: 9:30 am To register, please contact Rukaiya Bhegani at events@coramchambers.co.uk. To view […]