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  • Welcome to Paul Murray
    We are very pleased to announce that Paul Murray (formerly of Garden Court Chambers)  has recently joined 4 Brick Court - his full profile can be found under the 'Barristers' tab.
  • Children In Law
    Jacqui Gilliatt's new website where you will find updated versions of articles previously on this website including the draft LOI for experts.
  • Standard Contractual Terms
    Chambers has adopted the Bar Council's Standard Contractual Terms in privately funded cases.  Please go to the Administration tab.
  • Equality & Diversity
    Please go to the Administration tab to find information about the responses to the Chambers' equality & diversity questionnaire.
  • Grandparents Plus
    4 Brick Court establishes a pro bono advice and training service for the charity Grandparents Plus. 
  • Welcome to Laura Barrie
    Laura Barrie (2005 call) (formerly of Goldsmith's Chambers) has joined 4 Brick Court with effect from 1.6.12.  
  • Law
    Chambers has developed a new daily newspaper called Law  which is updated daily with news from twitter feeds & family law blogs & websites.
  • Jamaican Links
    Lee Pearman has a longstanding connection with Jamaica and has worked in Kingston with the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights in 2002 and 2010. He will next be in Jamaica from 07th to 21st June 2012 to investigate the possibility of setting up a formal link between the Jamaica and UK relating to matters concerning children (care proceedings, assessment, residence, adoption, abduction). This initial phase will include a series of meetings with stake holders from human rights, governmental and non-governmental organisations and, if viable, it is intended that a symposium would be arranged in 2013.

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Welcome to the links section of the 4 Brick Court website.

Link Icon Children & Adoption Act 2006

The Act gives courts a wider range of powers to use in dealing with contact disputes after parents separate, and also contains measures on intercountry adoption, including a statutory framework for the suspension of adoptions from countries where there are concerns about practices in connection with the adoption of children in that country, and provision for the Secretary of State to charge for the administration of intercountry adoption casework.

Link Icon Children & Adoption Act 2006: other information

This BAAf page has links to other information such as the explanatory notes.

Link Icon Domestic Violence, Crimes & Victims Act 2004

Act which makes the breach of a non-molestation order a criminal offence & extending the class of associated persons to same sex cohabitants and people who have been in a non-cohabiting intimate relationship of significant duration.

Link Icon Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

Known as TLATA or sometimes taramasolata!