Harcourt Chambers Celebrates Rob George at the Bar Pro Bono Awards

We are particularly proud to congratulate our very own Rob George, who received a special mention in his category for his highly commendable pro bono work. Rob’s dedication to providing…

Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin have a case reported in the Local Government Lawyer

The Local Government Lawyer reported Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin’s recent case Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68.

This case concerned fact-finding hearings and medical…

Rob George Shortlisted for Junior Bar Pro Bono Award: A Commitment to Justice

In the legal arena, recognition is often reserved for those who go above and beyond in their pursuit of justice. Rob George’s nomination for the Junior Bar Pro Bono Award…

Celebrating Milestones: Our pupils Ben Woolstencroft and Ferdinand Holley complete their First Six.

We proudly announce a significant milestone achieved by our dedicated pupils, Ben Woolstencroft and Ferdinand Holley: they have completed their first six. It’s a momentous occasion, marking the culmination of…

Fazeela Ishmael and Paige Campbell share their experiences of receiving the South Eastern Circuit Award to attend the Florida Advanced Trial Advocacy Programme.

Fazeela Ishmael and Paige Campbell contribute to the article published in the March 2024 edition of the Circuiteer – https://southeastcircuit.org.uk/images/uploads/Circuiteer_54_March_2024.pdf

They share their experience of receiving the South Eastern Circuit…

Cecilia Barrett and Emma Gatland have been appointed Deputy District Judges on the South Eastern Circuit.

Harcourt Chambers is thrilled to announce that Cecilia Barrett (call 1998) and Emma Gatland (call 2013) have been appointed Deputy District Judges assigned to the South Eastern Circuit.

Chambers wishes…

Edward Bennett is appointed Registrar of the British Indian Ocean Territory Court of Appeal

Harcourt Chambers congratulates Edward Bennett on his appointment as Registrar of the British Indian Ocean Territory Court of Appeal.

Edward will continue in full time practice at the bar as…

Daniel Sheridan explores what he wishes he had been told about Sexual Abuse Cases in his latest article.

Daniel Sheridan has dealt with many complex sexual abuse cases in his career. In his latest article, Daniel shares some themes and thoughts that he wished someone had shared with…

Prof Rob George and Rob Marsh have published an article that looks at whether we need a physical family court.

Prof Rob George and Rob Marsh have recently published an article in the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.

The article, entitled Do We Need Physical Family Courts?…

Prof Rob George in Re H (Step-Parent Adoption: Human Rights) [2023] EWHC 3186 (Fam). A ground-breaking judgment.

Prof Rob George, instructed by Rayden Solicitors, acting pro bono represented the applicant step-father.

The law on step-parent adoption has been changed by the ground-breaking judgment from the President…

Pupillage Applications open now!

Calling all aspiring family law barristers, the Pupillage Gateway opened yesterday for applications.

If you are looking for a specialised and supportive pupillage that will give you the best…

Michael Gleeson appointed District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

Harcourt Chambers is pleased to announce that Michael Gleeson has been appointed District Judge of the South Eastern Circuit, sitting at Luton. Whilst we are saddened to lose such a…

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