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News

James Dove took a brief departure from family law when he recently appeared in Dove v Iberia, a civil case that is generating a lot of media attention.
James Dove took Iberia, the Spanish Airline, to court after being forced to repurchase a return flight after missing his outbound flight.
29 Jun 2017
Julia Shillingford appeared in the Family Court in the matter of C (A Child: Involvement in Jehovah’s Witness Religion)
23 Jun 2017
Julia Shillingford appeared in the Supreme Court in the case of Birch v Birch UKSC20015/0230.
23 May 2017
Edward Devereux QC appeared as sole counsel for the United Kingdom before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of C-111/17 PPU
15 May 2017
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to welcome Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn as an Associate Member of Chambers.
Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn joins Harcourt Chambers as an Associate Member
10 Apr 2017
John Vater QC and Jonathan Sampson appeared in the Court of Appeal in D (A child) [2017] EWCA Civ 196.
John Vater QC and Jonathan Sampson appeared in the Court of Appeal in D (A child) [2017] EWCA Civ 196. A rare example of a successful fact finding hearing at appeal. The case involved complex issues in relation to child head injuries. When considering evidence the Court warned against compartmentalisation, all of the evidence must be considered as a whole.
4 Apr 2017
Domestic Child Abduction – Legal Responses
In a recent article for Family Law Week, Edward Devereux QC, Dr Rob George and Edward Bennett consider the legal options available for the left behind parent where his or her child has been taken by the other parent to another part of England and Wales.
4 Apr 2017
Aidan Vine QC and Alex Forbes appeared in the Court of Appeal in Z (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 157
Aidan Vine QC and Alex Forbes appeared in the Court of Appeal in Z (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 157 in which the Court gave definitive guidance on how the costs of document translation in care proceedings should be apportioned as between local authorities and publicly funded parties.
30 Mar 2017
Nicholas Goodwin QC appeared in the Court of Appeal in Hayatleh v Mofdy [2017] EWCA Civ 70
Nicholas Goodwin QC appeared in the Court of Appeal in Hayatleh v Mofdy [2017] EWCA Civ 70. The court examined the validity of a Syrian marriage, the case involving complex issues in relation to estoppel and the presumption of marriage.
13 Mar 2017
Aidan Vine QC and Douglas Allen appear in ‘Higher Value' Human Rights Damages Claim
Aidan Vine QC and Douglas Allen appear in 'Higher Value' human rights damages claim for local authority failures to protect a child and misuse of section 20 accommodation.
27 Feb 2017
Edward Bennett acted as junior counsel in MS v PS C-283/16
Edward Bennett acted as junior counsel in MS v PS C-283/16 an important CJEU case concerning the EU Maintenance Regulation 4/2009
10 Feb 2017
Forthcoming Event - We will be holding our annual one day Public Law Conference on Friday 30th June 2017 at the Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford
7 Feb 2017
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Edward Devereux has been appointed Queen’s Counsel
12 Jan 2017
Frances Judd QC, Dr. Rob George and Stephen Crispin appear in the landmark “Cryo-preservation” case in the Family Division of the High Court
Frances Judd QC, Dr. Rob George and Stephen Crispin appear in the landmark “Cryo-preservation” case in the Family Division of the High Court.
18 Nov 2016
Frances Judd QC led Anna Yarde and John Vater QC led Alison Williams in the Court of Appeal in the case of Re S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1090.
11 Nov 2016
Harcourt Chambers Family Set of the Year 2016
We are delighted to announce that at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016 held on 27th October, Harcourt Chambers was named “Family Set of the Year”, an award of which we are greatly proud.
28 Oct 2016
Liz Wickham becomes a member of Harcourt Chambers, upon the successful completion of her pupillage
We are delighted to announce Liz Wickham becomes a member of Chambers with immediate effect, upon the successful completion of her pupillage. Liz practises in all areas in family law and is a welcome addition to our growing and expert team of specialist family barristers.
20 Oct 2016
Aidan Vine QC and Edward Bennett in Re: H (child): Court of Appeal
Aidan Vine QC and Edward Bennett in Re: H (child): Court of Appeal
12 Oct 2016
Harcourt Chambers is shortlisted for Family Set of the Year 2016
Harcourt Chambers is Shortlisted by Chambers Uk Bar Awards for Family Set of the Year 2016
20 Sep 2016
Legal 500 recognises Harcourt Chambers in the 2016 edition published on 14th
16 Sep 2016
Julia Shillingford joins Harcourt Chambers
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Julia Shillingford, formerly of 3PB in Oxford, has accepted an invitation to join us with immediate effect. Julia will continue to develop her practice in all areas of family finance and private law Children disputes and brings her expertise and experience to further strengthen our team in these fields.
22 Jul 2016
Damian Garrido QC appointed Deputy High Court Judge.
Harcourt Chambers is pleased to announce that Damian Garrido QC has been authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division pursuant to section 9(1) Senior Courts Act 1981.
20 Jul 2016
John Vater, QC, MCIArb, is one of the country's first qualified children law arbitrators
The Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme is launched with effect Monday 18th July 2016
18 Jul 2016
Mehvish Chaudhry in Re F: Court of Appeal
Mehvish Chaudhry, led by Teertha Gupta QC, acted for the successful respondent father as part of a legal team instructed by Freemans.
10 Jun 2016
John Vater QC, Edward Devereux, Mehvish Chaudhry and Rob George appear in the Supreme Court case Re N (Children) [2016] UKSC 15.
John Vater QC, Edward Devereux, Mehvish Chaudhry and Rob George appeared in the Supreme Court case on behalf of Family Rights Group, instructed by Goodman Ray.
18 May 2016
The members of Harcourt Chambers warmly congratulate Sarah Gibbons on her recent appointment as District Judge.
The members of Harcourt Chambers warmly congratulate Sarah Gibbons on her recent appointment as District Judge.
25 Apr 2016
A cautionary tale of failings in perceived and procedural fairness
An article by Elizabeth Tomlinson in Family Law (April 2016 edition)
25 Apr 2016
Martha Gray joins Harcourt Chambers
We are delighted to announce that Martha Gray has accepted an invitation to join Harcourt Chambers with immediate effect
11 Apr 2016
George, Judd QC and Garrido QC announce the 2nd edition of “Relocation: A Practical Guide
The 2nd edition of the leading text book on the international and internal relocation of children has been published by Jordans and is available from 30 March 2016
8 Apr 2016
Chambers welcomes Eleanor Howard and Naomi Scarano
We are delighted to announce that Eleanor Howard and Naomi Scarano have accepted invitations to join Harcourt Chambers with immediate effect
9 Mar 2016
Mehvish Chaudhry Successful in the Supreme Court
Judgment has recently been released in the Supreme Court case of Re B (a child) [2016] UKSC 4.
10 Feb 2016
Appointment of Deputy High Court Judge Nick Goodwin QC
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Nick Goodwin QC has been appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division
26 Jan 2016
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Aidan Vine has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Aidan Vine has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel in the list published on 11th Jan 2016.
11 Jan 2016
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Frances Judd QC, has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA).
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Frances Judd QC, has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA).
11 Jan 2016
Damian Garrido QC and Dr Rob George in leading internal relocation appeal
Damian Garrido QC and Dr Rob George appeared for the intervener, the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice, in the new leading case on relocation within the United Kingdom, Re C (Internal Relocation) [2015] EWCA Civ 1305, which was handed down on 18 December 2015.
21 Dec 2015
Mehvish Chaudhry appears in the Supreme Court In the matter of B (A child).
Mehvish Chaudhry appeared, instructed by Messrs Freemans, on behalf of the appellant mother in the Supreme Court In the matter of B (A child).
15 Dec 2015
Edward Devereux and Rob George in the Supreme Court
Edward Devereux and Rob George were both in the Supreme Court case of Re J (A Child) on 17 November 2015. Edward represented the successful father in his appeal to the Supreme Court, having previously represented him in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal, while Rob represented one of the interveners in the case, the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice.
17 Nov 2015
Edward Bennett joins Harcourt Chambers
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to welcome Edward Bennett as a tenant.
11 Nov 2015
Harcourt Chambers has been ranked as a leading set in London and the South East in Chambers and Partners 2016.
Harcourt Chambers has been ranked as a leading set in London and the South East in Chambers and Partners 2016.
5 Nov 2015
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce Edward Devereux won the Chambers UK Bar Award for Family Junior of the Year.
Edward Devereux winner of the Chambers UK Bar Award for Family Junior of the Year
28 Oct 2015
Mehvish Chaudhry in the Court of Appeal case of F (Child's Objections) (was Re N on appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022 (14 October 2015)
In a judgment issued on 14 October 2015 the Court of Appeal has offered further important guidance in relation to the child’s objections defence in cases concerning the 1980 Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
16 Oct 2015
Frances Judd QC Shortlisted for QC of the Year
Head of Harcourt Chambers, Frances Judd QC, has been shortlisted by The Legal 500 for its silk of the year 2015 award in the regional category.
28 Sep 2015
Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Edward Devereux has been shortlisted for junior family barrister of the year at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2015.
26 Sep 2015
Cecilia Barrett in Re B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 974
Cecilia Barrett appeared on behalf of the Mother in the recent Court of Appeal hearing in the case of Re B. The appeal concerned an interim child arrangements order made in favour of the Mother after the six year old child had made allegations that the Mother physically abused him.
25 Sep 2015
Dr Rob George comments on the latest international relocation case
The Court of Appeal decided Re F (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882 on 6 August
7 Aug 2015
John Vater QC has been shortlisted for Family Law Queen’s Counsel of the Year
We are delighted that John Vater QC has been shortlisted for Family Law Queen’s Counsel of the Year
31 Jul 2015
Public Law conference
Our annual one day Public Law conference will take place on Friday 25th September 2015 at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars hotel (Abingdon Road, Oxford).
7 Jul 2015
Dispensing with Parental Consent in a Hague Convention Adoption
Damian Garrido QC and Edward Kirkwood represented the prospective adopters and John Vater QC represented the local authority in an “unusual and difficult” international adoption.
25 Jun 2015
John Vater QC appeared in Re M [2015] EWHC 1433
In his judgement the President examines the scope of the wardship jurisdiction in relation to British children abroad
20 May 2015
James Dove Joins Harcourt Chambers
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that James Dove has accepted an offer of tenancy
11 May 2015
John Vater QC and Andrew Leong in latest Court of Appeal case on relocation
John Vater QC and Andrew Leong yesterday successfully resisted an appeal against Mostyn J.’s decision of NJ v OV [2014] EWHC 4130 (Fam) permitting their client to relocate to Sweden
17 Mar 2015
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Vicky Reynolds
23 Feb 2015
John Vater QC in Re E concerning parental responsibility and artificial reproduction
Re E [2015] EWHC (Fam) 180
4 Feb 2015
Mehvish Chaudhry appears on behalf of the respondent father in child's objections case in the Court of Appeal
Re M (Republic Of Ireland) (Child's Objections) (Joinder Of Children As Parties To Appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 26
2 Feb 2015
John Vater and Alex Forbes: Baby returned to parents
John Vater QC and Alex Forbes were successful in ensuring that a 9 month old baby was returned to the care of his parents following allegations that he had been deliberately injured by them.
27 Jan 2015
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce the forthcoming appointment of Damian Garrido as Queen’s Counsel
14 Jan 2015
Edward Kirkwood appears for the petitioner in K v A [2014] EWHC 3850 (Fam)
K v A Case Summary
22 Dec 2014
Alex Forbes and Douglas Allen in the Court of Appeal
Alex Forbes and Douglas Allen represented the successful appellants in the recently decided case of Re M [2014] EWCA Civ 1406.
10 Dec 2014
Harcourt Raises Over £7,900 for Bliss
Harcourt Chambers has been raising money for Bliss throughout 2014 and is delighted to have raised £7,958 so far.
1 Dec 2014
Nick Goodwin QC "Medical Treatment - Consent and Safeguarding" lecture
On 3 October 2014 Nick Goodwin QC spoke to the the Association of Lawyers for Children conference about "Medical Treatment - Consent and Safeguarding".
7 Oct 2014
Robert George Joins Harcourt Chambers
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to welcome Dr. Rob George as a tenant.
6 Oct 2014
Harcourt welcomes Emma Gatland and Oliver Powell
Harcourt Chambers is pleased to announce that Emma Gatland and Oliver Powell have accepted offers of tenancy at chambers following completion of their pupillages here.
8 Sep 2014
Edward Devereux nominated for International Family Lawyer of the Year
Edward Devereux of Harcourt Chambers has been placed on the shortlist of nominees in the Jordan Publishing Family Law Awards 2014.
15 Aug 2014
Harcourt's Charity Quiz
Teams of solicitors and barristers took part in Harcourt Chambers’ quiz on Monday 21 July raising money for Chambers’ chosen charity this year, Bliss. Mr Justice Baker took the role of quiz master and local businesses kindly donated prizes for a raffle.
29 Jul 2014
Harcourt Rides for Bliss
Twelve members of Harcourt Chambers are in training to complete the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile challenge
5 Jun 2014
Harcourt on the London Legal Walk
On 19th May 2014, 6 members of Harcourt Chambers completed the London Legal Walk in order to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust and agencies that prevent homelessness, resolve debt problems, gain care for the elderly and disabled and fight exploitation.
30 May 2014
Kit Firbank Joins Harcourt Chambers
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Kit Firbank has accepted an invitation to join chambers.
7 May 2014
Anna Yarde Writes in Family Law
27 Mar 2014
Frances Judd QC elected a Bencher of Middle Temple.
Head of Chambers, Frances Judd QC, was this week elected a Bencher of Middle Temple
21 Feb 2014
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Goodwin as Queen's Counsel
19 Feb 2014
Edward Kirkwood for the Guardian in intractable contact case settled over a cup of tea
Edward Kirkwood of Harcourt Chambers represented the Guardian in a private law children case that attracted national media attention recently after an apparently intractable dispute between the parents seemed to resolve following the Judge's suggestion that the parties invite one another in for tea at contact handovers.
18 Feb 2014
Section 20: John Vater QC in case giving guidance
John Vater QC represented the Mother in the case of Medway Council v Mother & Ors [2014] EWHC 308 (Fam)
17 Feb 2014
9 May – Public Law Seminar
On 9 May 2014 Harcourt Chambers will be hosting a seminar on public children law at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel.
31 Jan 2014
Dr Rob George’s new book on relocation disputes published
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce the publication of Dr Rob George’s new book, Relocation Disputes: Law and Practice in England and New Zealand (Hart Publishing, 2014).
30 Jan 2014
Elizabeth Tomlinson's article Child Sexual Exploitation: the criminal courts, vulnerable witnesses and threshold in care cases
Read Elizabeth Tomlinson's Article in Family Law
20 Dec 2013
Harcourt Chambers welcomes back Helen Little.
Helen Little has recently returned to Harcourt Chambers after a period of maternity leave
3 Dec 2013
Mehvish Chaudhry in High Court country of residence return order
Court orders child to be returned to a country that is not their habitual residence
30 Oct 2013
Mehvish Chaudhry in High Court dispute over jurisdiction
N v K [2013] EWHC 2774 (Fam)
18 Oct 2013
John Vater QC and Nicholas Goodwin in the Court of Appeal
John Vater Q.C. appeared for the Local Authority and Nick Goodwin for the children in Re L-R [2013] EWCA Civ 1129
18 Oct 2013
Frances Judd QC and Alison Williams successfully represented the father in the case of Re E (A Child) [2013] EWHC 2400 (Fam).
Re E Case E Summary
17 Oct 2013
Mehvish Chaudhry: Family Law Young Barrister of the Year 2013
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that Mehvish Chaudhry has been named as the Family Law Young Barrister of the Year
10 Oct 2013
High Court directs 11 and 15 year old girls to have MMR vaccination
Nicholas Goodwin represented the father in the recent MMR vaccination case
9 Oct 2013
Edward Devereux and David Marusza appear in the Supreme Court
Edward Devereux and David Marusza of Harcourt Chambers appeared as first and second juniors to Henry Setright QC and Manjit Gill QC in the matter of A (Children) (AP) [2013] UKSC 60
9 Oct 2013
Harcourt Writes for the Practical Law Company
24 Barristers at Harcourt Chambers are pleased to be a part of the Practical Law Company's new family law service.
4 Oct 2013
Harcourt Iron Men
Jason Green, Oliver Wraight, Matthew Brookes-Baker, and Simon Miller all took part in the Exmoor Iron Man triathlon last Sunday
17 Jun 2013
Relocation: A Practical Guide
This week Jordan Publishing launches Relocation: A Practical Guide, an accessible text co-written by members of Harcourt Chambers that explains the entire process of dealing with a relocation case.
14 Jun 2013
Harcourt Chambers completes the London Legal Walk
Harcourt Chambers completed the London Legal Walk raising over £1000
6 Jun 2013
Sian Cox analyses the Court's powers to strike out applications
The Family Procedure Rules 2010 give the Court the power to strike out applications that have no real prospect of success.
30 May 2013
Harcourt Chambers will be taking part in the London Legal Walk on 20th May 2013
Described by the Rt. Hon. Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers as “the social and sporting event of the legal calendar"
22 Apr 2013
Chambers Welcomes Mehvish Chaudhry
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce Mehvish Chaudhry, formerly of Renaissance Chambers, has accepted an invitation to join Harcourt Chambers with immediate effect.
20 Mar 2013
High Court considers the compatibility of the judgment summons procedure with the Human Rights Act
Jason Green appeared before the High Court in the recently reported case of Bhura v Bhura [2012] EWHC 3633 (Fam).
18 Jan 2013
Chambers' Work Highlighted by The Times
John Vater QC said “the story of the Jenskos is a story of the importance of maintaining a strong and skilled family justice system."
8 Jan 2013
Chambers Welcomes Gemma Bowes
Chambers is pleased to announce that Gemma Bowes has accepted an offer of tenancy at Harcourt Chambers.
10 Dec 2012
An Evening of Carols and Christmas Readings - 8th December 2012
On Saturday 8th December 2012 Harcourt Chambers will be hosting an evening of carols and Christmas readings at the Oxford Union.
29 Nov 2012
Family Finances Seminar – 3 Hours CPD
On 28th November 2012 Harcourt Chambers will present a seminar on important legal topics in family finance. The event will be held at the Crown Plaza in Reading and is accredited for three hours of CPD.
5 Nov 2012
New Tenant at Harcourt Chambers
Chambers is delighted to announce that Miss Annie Sayers has accepted an offer of tenancy at Harcourt Chambers
16 Oct 2012
10th October Financial Seminar
On 10th October 2012 Harcourt Chambers will present an Autumn Financial Round-up. The free to attend seminar is to be kindly hosted by Hodge Jones & Allen LLP in central London and is accredited for two hours of CPD.
24 Sep 2012
Pensions Seminar
Fiona Hay, District Judge Edward Hess, and David Lockett will, with Jordan Publishing, be giving a seminar on pensions at Kensington Town Hall on 17 October 2012.
24 Sep 2012
Children Law and Practice Conference 2012
John Vater QC is to chair the Jordans Children Law and Practice Conference on 4 October 2012.
20 Sep 2012
Joinder of third parties and wasted costs in financial remedy proceedings
Matthew Brett of Harcourt Chambers appeared recently for the successful Appellent in <i> Fisher Meredith v JH and PH</i> [2012] EWHC 408
12 Sep 2012
Guidance on the use of section 20 Children Act 1989
John Vater QC represented the Mother in the recent case of Re CA (A Baby) [2012] EWHC 2190 (Fam), which addressed the proper use of section 20 of the Children Act 1989 under which children may be accommodated by a Local Authority with a parent’s consent.
2 Aug 2012
Non-disclosure, PII and the use of special advocates in family proceedings
Damian Garrido and Elizabeth Tomlinson, both of Harcourt Chambers, recently appeared in BCC v FZ & ors [2012] EWHC 1154 (Fam)
2 Jul 2012
Pensions on Divorce: New Edition
A new edition of the successful and highly regarded text Pensions on Divorce (Hess, Hay & Lockett) is soon to be published by Nova Law and Finance.
8 Jun 2012
Elizabeth Tomlinson writes in Family Law on Foster Carers and Contact
Elizabeth Tomlinson's article, 'When Should Foster Carers Supervise Parental Contact?' is to be published in Family Law.
21 May 2012
Damian Garrido appointed as a Recorder in the family jurisdiction
Harcourt Chambers are pleased to announce that on 30th April 2012 Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor appointed Damian Garrido as a Recorder in the family jurisdiction
3 May 2012
Dr Rob George is researching relocation cases in the first instance courts
Dr Rob George, associate tenant at Harcourt Chambers, is conducting ongoing research in to the decisions made in relocation cases at first instance in England and Wales
18 Apr 2012
David Marusza summarises and analyses the latest cases involving prenuptial agreements
David Marusza's article on pre-nuptial agreements has recently been published on Family Law Week.
29 Mar 2012
Harcourt Chambers Provides Briefing on Local Authority Duties to People with no Recourse to Public Funds
Aidan Vine, Jonathan Sampson and Margaret Styles were glad to respond to a request from the operational lead for children's services at Gloucestershire County Council, Suzanne Fallon.
27 Mar 2012
Craig Jeakins and Margaret Styles Speak at Thursfields Family Law Seminar
Craig Jeakins and Margaret Styles were recently invited to speak at the Family Law Seminar hosted by Thursfields.
23 Mar 2012
Supreme Court gives judgment in In the matter of S, in which Edward Devereux represented the international charity, Reunite
The Supreme Court has given judgment in the case of In the matter of S (A Child),
20 Mar 2012
Matthew Brett represented the successful appellant in the recent case of Fisher Meredith v JH & PH.
Matthew Brett represented the successful appellant in the recent case of Fisher Meredith v JH & PH which was heard on 16th February 2012.
6 Mar 2012
Frances Judd QC appears in major reporting restrictions case
In the case of A (A Minor) (Reporting Restrictions Order) [2011] EWHC 1764 Fam , Frances Judd QC (leading Margaret Pine-Coffin from 12 College Place, Southampton) represented a mother accused of murdering her two children in an application for a reporting
2 Mar 2012
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce John Vater’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce John Vater’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel in the list published on 29th February. The silk ceremony is to be held on Friday 30th March.
1 Mar 2012
Edward Devereux represents Reunite in the Supreme Court
Edward Devereux appeared for the charity Reunite, the leading UK international children's charity, in the recent appeal, In the matter of W, in the Supreme Court which was heard on 20 February 2012.
21 Feb 2012
High Court gives guidance on the proper approach to questions of religious upbringing
Frances Judd QC and Margaret Styles represent the father and child in recent case
31 Jan 2012
Emily Rayner bound for New Zealand as Pegasus Scholar
Harcourt chambers is pleased to announce that Emily Rayner has been offered a Pegasus scholarship.
18 Aug 2011
Jordan’s International Family Law Conference, 6th September
Harcourt Chambers is proud to be a commercial partner of Jordan’s for their International Family Law Conference at the Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London SW1 on 6th September.
21 Jul 2011
Landmark decision on Injunctions in Adoption cases
Foster parents may, in restricted circumstances, obtain an injunction preventing a local authority from placing a child with prospective adopters even though they might not then and there be entitled to issue an adoption application.
11 Jul 2011
Collaborative Law at Harcourt Chambers
14 members of Harcourt Chambers have now been trained as collaborative counsel
12 Apr 2011
Harcourt Sponsors AIJA seminar
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to support and be a main sponsor of the AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) that is taking place in Oxford on 15th and 16th April 2011
11 Apr 2011
Simon Boutwood arrives
Harcourt Chambers is delighted to extend a very warm welcome to Simon Boutwood who officially took up his post as Chambers Director on 16th February.
21 Feb 2011

Publications

 

The Public Law Outline: The Court Companion  (Family Law, 2008)

Written by four members of chambers - Piers Pressdee, John Vater, Frances Judd QC and Jonathan Baker QC - The Public Law Outline: The Court Companion is the leading book on the Public Law Outline and the reforms associated with it. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops or through www.familylaw.co.uk.

 

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Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook  (Hammicks, 2008)

Written by chambers’ Fiona Hay and Edward Hess, together with renowned actuary David Lockett, Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook has quickly established itself as the leading book on pensions in the field of divorce law. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops or through www.hammickslegal.com.

 

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The Adoption and Children Act 2002  (Butterworths, 2007)

Written by chambers’ Louise Potter, together with Prof Hugh Bevan, DJ Stephen Gerlis, Martin Parry and David Ryden, The Adoption and Children Act 2002 is a must-read for all public law practitioners. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops.

 

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Contact: The New Deal  (Family Law, 2006)

Written by four members of chambers - Piers Pressdee, John Vater, Frances Judd QC and Jonathan Baker QC – Contact: The New Deal is the leading book on the Children and Adoption Act 2006 and other recent related developments in private children law. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops or through www.familylaw.co.uk.

 

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