‘It’s an early knockout? Kicking out a case against parents or intervenors’ with Jacqui Gilliatt

18th Mar 2021

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are rescheduling tomorrow’s initial seminar, ‘Post-Adoption Contact: less a theory and more a practice.’ With Isabelle Watson.

Now 13th May at 6:00 pm.

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th, at 6:00 pm for ‘It’s an early knockout? Kicking out a case against parents or intervenors’ with Jacqui Gilliatt

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Grandparents Plus has changed its name to Kinship

01st Mar 2021


They’ve changed their name to support more kinship families and tackle kinship carers’ invisibility in society.

You can read more about why they’ve changed their name, what they hope to achieve as Kinship in the coming years, as well as find answers to any questions you might have, here:


Kinship – why we have changed our name

BarTalk Guest Blog – With Bibi Badejo

23rd Feb 2021

“An advocate is never too experienced to work on their technique.” – Bibi Badejo, Barrister at Four Brick Court and host of The Advocacy Podcast. (2021)

Read Bibi Badejo’s full blog entry here

Also, keep your eyes peeled on The Advocacy Podcast.



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Family Affairs (FLBA) – A Tribute to the late Ian Griffin

01st Feb 2021

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Forthcoming Seminars

19th Jan 2021

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The Advocacy Podcast

19th Jan 2021

Bibi Badejo (Founder and Host) and Justin Tadros (Co-Creator) are part of the team launching The Advocacy Podcast: Journeys To Excellence.

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Laura Barrie: Appointed District Judge at the Central Family Court

04th Dec 2020

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Laura Barrie on her appointment as a District Judge. Laura, who previously sat as a Deputy District Judge, will be based at the Central Family Court and has commenced sitting.

Chambers wish her every success in her judicial career.

More information about Laura’s appointment can be found here.

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Ian Griffin: St Christopher’s Hospice

27th Nov 2020

Following the sad news of Ian Griffin’s passing, chambers confirm any donations in his memory can be made to St Christopher’s Hospice – more information about St Christopher’s and how to make a donation can be found here.

Chambers & Partners ranking for Jacqui Gilliatt

13th Nov 2020

Chambers & Partner has ranked Jacqui Gilliatt in Band 4 for Family – Children for the 3rd year running and the review reads as follows:

Regularly handles a wide range of children’s cases in the public law sphere. She is routinely instructed in matters involving issues of a serious nature, including those concerning allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, and drug and alcohol misuse.
Strengths: “An extremely approachable counsel willing to discuss cases at whatever length is required. She demonstrates a great deal of commitment and takes a sensible, balanced approach.” “Pragmatic and intelligent, she makes terrific decisions and proposals all the way through the case.” “A forceful advocate who can read the papers and boil down the information to key points.”

Chambers UK Bar 2020-2021

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Ian Griffin: sad news

20th Oct 2020

It is with immense sadness we announce that Ian Griffin passed away yesterday. This is, of course, a great loss to 4BC and the family bar and most especially to his family and close friends. Ian was an incredible head of chambers and we are fortunate that he was able to lead chambers until recently, he is loved by all and his legacy will continue.

Bibi Badejo to speak alongside the President of the Family Division as part of Support Through Court event

14th Oct 2020

‘Coping Post Covid’ – The Road Ahead For The Family Courts

Bibi Badejo will be amongst the panel of speakers for what will no doubt be an informative and thought-provoking event run by Support Through Court. Following a key-note speech by Sir Andrew McFarlane, Bibi and fellow panellists will be discussing the challenges, lessons learnt and ‘new normal’ for the Family Courts post Covid.

More information about tomorrow morning’s event can be found here.

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Sophie Crampton article published in Family Law Week

06th Oct 2020

Psychological Assessments: a brief guide to choosing a psychological expert

Sophie Crampton has very recently had an article published in Family Law Week in which she offers guidance on when to instruct a psychologist and how to choose a suitable one for your case. This is an often tricky and sometimes confusing decision which Sophie’s guidance brings clarity to. Sophie’s article is available here.

Further information about Sophie’s practice can be found here.

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Christina Warner to provide domestic abuse training to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

06th Oct 2020

One of our most recent new tenants Christina Warner will be providing updating in-house training to the staff of national LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop this week. This informative training will cover applications and procedure in the family courts as well as looking at the impact of COVID-19.

Further information about Christina’s practice can be found here.

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Amy Slingo nominated for the “Family Law Case of the Year” category in Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2020

05th Oct 2020

Amy Slingo has been shortlisted for the “Family Law Case of the Year” category in the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards for the Court of Appeal case (A, B, C A, B And C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers And Relatives) [2020] EWCA Civ 41)in which she acted as the junior.

The shortlisted cases can be seen here on the Lexis Nexis website.

Further information about Amy’s practice can be found here.



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Bibi Badejo: Governing Bencher of the Inner Temple

11th Aug 2020

Congratulations to Bibi Badejo who has been elected as Governing Bencher of the Inner Temple at the Bench Table on 16 July 2020.

Christina Warner joins chambers

20th Jul 2020

Chambers is pleased to welcome Christina Warner whose practice includes private law, public law and financial proceedings.

Christina has a particular interest in dealing with matters concerning domestic violence and/or children.  She has represented clients with an international aspect to their cases and has been instructed in cases where the Hague Convention applies.  This has often required cross-jurisdictional disclosure applications and research into the legal workings of other countries, as well as dealing with experts from other jurisdictions.

Christina has nurtured a strong Spanish and Portuguese-speaking client base throughout London, building ties with many charities and representing individuals from these communities. Particularly interested in assisting those from non-traditional or alternative family structures, Christina has advised non-biological parents, single carers and same sex couples as to the legal recourse available to them, especially when considering matters surrounding human rights.

Raminder Khasriya to join Chambers

01st Jul 2020

We are pleased to be welcoming Raminder Khasriya who is joining 4 Brick Court with effect from 3rd August 2020.  Raminder was admitted as a solicitor-advocate in 2012 and transferred to the Bar in March 2020. She has extensive experience in representing local authorities in complex care proceedings. Prior to joining Chambers Raminder worked as an in-house advocate, representing a number of local authorities in Berkshire.

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Tahmina Rahman: Judicial Appointment

01st Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce that Tahmina Rahman has been appointed as

  • a Deputy District Judge (south eastern region)
  • an Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals assigned to London South and
  • a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

She has also recently been appointed as a member of the Case Analysis Expert Panel for Family for LexisNexis.

All of chambers would like to congratulate Tahmina Rahman and wish her every success on her appointments.

Mark Rawcliffe

01st Jul 2020

Mark Rawcliffe recently appeared in this important case in the Court of Appeal dealing with the issues arising from Covid 19 and attendance at court:

C (Children: Covid 19: Representation) [2020] EWCA Civ 734 also reported as A Local Authority v The Mother and Ors [2020] EWHC 1233 (Fam)

Head of Chambers

25th Jun 2020

Due to ill health Ian Griffin is standing down as Head if Chambers. Jayne Harrill, currently Deputy Head, is now the acting head of chambers until we elect our new Head of Chambers. We are incredibly grateful to Ian for his dedicated leadership which has transformed chambers over the last 3 years. Ian continues to work but is taking time to spend with his family who all have our sincere best wishes