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…

Edward Bennett in K v E [2023] EWHC 2890 (Fam)

Edward Bennett, instructed by Freemans Solicitors, represented the respondent mother in K v E [2023] EWHC 2890 (Fam) and successfully resisted the father’s application for the child’s summary return to Germany.…

Jason Green, Rob George, Edward Bennett, Natasha Miller and Fazeela Ishmael in D (A Child), Re (Abduction: Child’s Objections: Representation of Child Party) [2023] EWCA Civ 1047 

Edward Bennett and Natasha Miller, led by James Turner KC, instructed by International Family Law Group LLP, represented the Appellant child D. Jason Green, Rob George and Fazeela Ishmael, instructed…

We are delighted to announce that Harcourt Chambers and several of our members have been selected as finalists in a number of categories for the forthcoming LexisNexis Family Law Awards

Harcourt Chambers and five of our members have been shortlisted in the following seven categories: 

Family Law Chambers of the Year – London

Children Law Team of the Year

Family…

Edward Bennett successful in TMS v AVS [2023] EWHC 1620 (Fam)

Edward, instructed by Dawson Cornwell, appeared on behalf of the successful Applicant mother in TMS v AVS [2023] EWHC 1620 (Fam) an application brought under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction…

Edward Bennett successful in the Court of Appeal in N & A (1996 Hague Convention: Article 13) [2023] EWCA Civ 623

Edward Bennett, instructed by Goodman Ray, represented the successful Appellant father in N & A (1996 Hague Convention: Article 13) [2023] EWCA Civ 623, an appeal from an order relating…

Edward Bennett appeared in KN & Anor v RN & Ors [2023] EWHC 712 (Fam) and successfully argued that the court should recognise a foreign adoption on human rights grounds. 

In KN & Anor v RN & Ors [2023] EWHC 712 (Fam) Edward Bennett (instructed by Alison Leivesley of Bindmans) successfully argued that the court should recognise Nigerian adoptions at…

Nick Goodwin KC, Mehvish Chaudhry and Edward Bennett in the Court of Appeal in Re (A Child : Findings of Fact) [2022] EWCA Civ 1652 (15 December 2022)

Nick Goodwin KC leading Edward Bennett for the Respondent Father and Mehvish Chaudhry acting for the Appellant Mother in Re (A Child : Findings of Fact) [2022] EWCA Civ 1652…

Edward Bennett and Rob George appear in the Supreme Court In the matter of T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35

On Friday, 30 July 2021 the Supreme Court decision in T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35 was published. This case concerns the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court to authorise…

This week several members of chambers are giving talks as part of Simon Gore’s Family Law 2021 Five Day Online Conference

The following talks took place on Monday, 25 January 2021:

Jason Green – Lessons learned from recent cases on remote hearingsEdward Bennet & Paige Campbell – International child abduction updateSian…

Damian Garrido QC, Cecilia Barrett and Edward Bennett take part in charity moot

Damian Garrido QC, Cecilia Barrett and Edward Bennett took part in a charity moot held in the Supreme Court yesterday (24th October 2019).

Classics For All (classicsforall.org.uk) is a charity…

Edward Devereux QC and Edward Bennett invited to give masterclass

Edward Devereux QC and Edward Bennett were invited to give a masterclass on ‘Children and families: International Law and Brexit’.

The masterclass took place at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office…

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