4BC’s Bibi Badejo – FLBA National Committee and Wellbeing Team
16th Sep 2021
The FLBA (FamilyLawBar) elections are open! 4BC’s Bibi Badejo is seeking reelection to continue her fabulous work on the FLBA National Committee and Wellbeing Team. Voting is open to all FLBA members. Ballots close at 12 noon on 4 October.Read more
Sophie Crampton – Young Bar Advocate Executive Committee
16th Sep 2021
Sophie Crampton is part of the newly formed Young Bar Advocate Executive Committee, which aims to support young barristers in pro bono work.Read more
07th Sep 2021
We are delighted to announce that we have committed to hosting an intern as part of the Bar’s collective participation in the #10000BlackInterns scheme. More information can be found at
Welcome to the 4BC family! Keileigh, Harry and Amanda!
04th Aug 2021
Christina Warner is the winner of the WeAreTheCity Law (Lynne Freeman) Award 2021!
26th May 2021
We’re incredibly proud to announce that Christina Warner is the winner of the WeAreTheCity Law (Lynne Freeman) Award 2021!
Christina has been honoured for her incredible work in family law and animal protection law. She has been recognised for her voluntary work helping LGBTQ and Latinx people living in situations of hate crime and/or domestic abuse and raising awareness of animal rights and welfare issues.
Christina has worked tirelessly raising awareness of the need for social mobility and access to justice, proudly representing marginalised community members through her pro bono work highlighting their rights and those of their children. She also raises awareness of issues surrounding sexual and gender-based violence on both a national and international level, having been published in numerous leading legal publications.
Find out more about Christina’s award-winning work here: https://risingstars.wearethecity.com/christina-warner-4-brick-court-chambers/
Christina Warner featured in this month’s edition of Counsel Magazine
10th May 2021
Christina Warner is featured in this month’s edition of Counsel Magazine, discussing the impact of the death of Sarah Everard on questions concerning women’s safety, the effects of Covid on recent domestic abuse figures and how there needs to be fundamental shifts in attitudes surrounding issues of consent and approaches towards violence against women and girls.Read more
Christina Warner writes for Legal Women Magazine – Violence Against Women and Girls: Are we moving in the right direction?
27th Apr 2021
Questioning how society can challenge violence against women and girls, Christina Warner discusses whether enough progress is being made to prevent and tackle the reasons surrounding issues of violence against women and girls.
Christina assesses the need for increased access to resources, services, and education and challenging cultural and customary stereotypes and gender roles as a pivotal way to tackle these ongoing issues.Read more
Christina Warner – WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award Shortlist
19th Apr 2021
We’re proud to announce that Christina Warner has been shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award. Christina is a private law specialist and an advocate for animal protection, LGBTQ & Latinx issues, having volunteered with charities raising awareness of social mobility and access to justice in the family courts. Voting opens on 20th April.Read more
Re J, G and H (Children: Supervision Orders):  EWHC 884 (Fam)
29th Mar 2021
An interesting case with Ummar Farooq Ahmad to read click the link below.Read more
‘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
To register, click here: https://lnkd.in/euTdkXtRead more
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:
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.
Family Affairs (FLBA) – A Tribute to the late Ian Griffin
01st Feb 2021Read more
The Advocacy Podcast
19th Jan 2021Read more
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.Read more
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 2020-2021Read more
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.Read more