Mehvish Chaudhry in the Court of Appeal for case of F

Mehvish Chaudhry in the Court of Appeal for case of F (Child’s Objections) (was Re N on appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022 (14 October 2015).

Ms Anne Marie Hutchinson OBE,…

Frances Judd QC is shortlisted for QC of the Year

The winner will be announced on 30 September 2015.

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

The winners will be announced at the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards, to be held at Old Billingsgate, London on Tuesday 27th October 2015.

Cecilia Barrett in Re B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 974

The Judge at first instance heard submissions and considered a section 47 report prepared by social workers, along with a letter from the child’s school. The Judge made an order that…

Rob George comments on the latest international relocation case

Read commentary on the decision from leading relocation expert Rob George here.

John Vater QC has been shortlisted for Family Law QC of the Year

 The winner is to be announced at the annual dinner on 8th October 2015.

The shortlisting is a recognition of John’s dedication and excellence in the field of Children’s law.

Dispensing with parental consent in a Hague Convention Adoption

The President handed down judgment on 19 June 2015 in Re S and T (children) [2015] EWHC 1753 (Fam) determining that it is possible to dispense with parental consent in a Hague…

John Vater QC appeared in Re M [2015] EWHC 1433

John Vater QC appeared in Re M [2015] EWHC 1433 (Fam), in which the President made emergency orders in wardship requiring the return of a number of children to the jurisdiction following…

James Dove joins Harcourt Chambers

Harcourt Chambers is delighted to announce that James Dove has accepted an offer of tenancy and will join Chambers immediately.

James practices in all areas of family law and has…

John Vater QC and Andrew Leong in latest Court of Appeal case on relocation

The Court, consisting of the President, Black, L.J. and Briggs, L.J., unanimously dismissed the father’s appeal (permission having been granted by King, L.J.) and will give judgment after Easter. The…

Vicky Reynolds joins Harcourt Chambers

Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Vicky Reynolds, who joins Chambers and strengthens our Child law team.

John Vater QC in Re E concerning parental responsibility and artificial reproduction

John Vater QC appeared for the father in this case involving home donation of sperm. The mother was a homosexual woman and had met the father on a website called…


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