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The Pro Bono Recognition List 2024

17th Jun 2024

We’re proud to announce that three of our barristers, Sophie Crampton, Harry Simons and Nathan Baylis, are featured now on the inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List published this morning. This list recognises solicitors and barristers across England and Wales who have given over 25 hours of their time to pro bono work over the past year. Our barristers have each made a significant impact on the community through their pro bono work, and we are delighted to see their efforts acknowledged.

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Yaa Dankwa – Family Law Week

17th Jun 2024

Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey has the latest article in Family Law Week on QLRs in Practice: A Case for Improvement.

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QLR’s in practice – A case for improvement

Jacqui Gilliat – Become, Annual Charity Bike Ride

14th Jun 2024

Our DHoC, Jacqui Gilliatt, has embarked on her annual bike ride, cycling 200 miles over four days across East Anglia to support the charity Become. For 30 years, they have been unwavering in helping children in care and young care leavers, providing crucial direct services, a care advice helpline, financial aid, and mental health support.

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London Legal Walk 2024

13th Jun 2024

This year, our united legal community is coming together for the 20th anniversary of the London Legal Walk, which will take place on Tuesday, 18th June 2024. Over the past two decades, an incredible £10.5 million has been raised by walking together for justice. This collective effort has helped hundreds of thousands of people access justice when they need it most.

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Family Law Week – Mahnoor Javed

03rd Jun 2024

Family Law Week has published a case summary by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: Re GG (A Girl) & Anor [2024] EWFC 101 (B).

HHJ Vincent, in a decision of considerable weight, declined to conclude a ‘finely balanced’ case in which the applicant’s mother had only had one brief contact with the children since 2019.

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Pupil Monthly Update – Mahnoor Javed (April | May 2024)

21st May 2024

A monthly update by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed.

240520 – GG (A Girl) & Anor, Re [2024] EWFC 101 (B)(FLW)

240420 – GW v GH (FRJ case summary)

Advocate – Pupil Pledge, Mahnoor Javed

16th May 2024

Advocate has publicly thanked our Pupil Barrister Mahnoor Javed for completing multiple pieces of pro bono work and surpassing the target of the Pupil Pledge.

Mahnoor Javed has generously volunteered her time and expertise to those needing access to justice.

Advocate FourBrickCourt PupilPledge

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Jacqui Gilliatt – Family Law Journal

01st May 2024

Jacqui Gilliatt, our DHoC, has the latest published article in the Family Law Journal on Judicial Reasons: An Analysis [2024] Fam Law 428 April 2024.

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Monthly Newsletter

30th Apr 2024

This is the latest edition of our new monthly internal and external newsletter, which features recent family law insights, upcoming webinars, and member achievements.

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Briefed – Leadership & Wellbeing Conference 2024

24th Apr 2024

Billy Forecast and Gina Tarawally attended the Leadership & Wellbeing Conference yesterday, organised by Briefed. It was beneficial and inspiring. Panellists from various walks of life, including the bar, discussed their experiences and strategies to promote healthy wellbeing in leadership. 

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Sophie Crampton – John Collins Pro Bono Excellence Award 2024 (Shortlist)

15th Apr 2024

Advocate has shortlisted Sophie Crampton for the John Collins Pro Bono Excellence Award 2024. 

With over 100 nominations received across the categories, to be shortlisted is a significant achievement and a clear reflection of Sophie’s profound commitment to ensuring access to justice for all.

Congratulations Sophie!

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New Tenant – Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey

15th Apr 2024

Chambers is pleased to welcome Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey, who has accepted our offer of tenancy. This adds further high-quality talent to our exceptional group of practitioners.

Huge congratulations from all here at Four Brick Court, Chambers!

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Financial Remedies Journal – Mahnoor Javed

12th Apr 2024

Financial Remedies Journal has published a case summary by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: A Mother v A Father (Re Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989) [2024] EWFC 63.

HHJ Vincent. Schedule 1 matters are determined in light of the child’s needs and the strict remit of Schedule 1, notwithstanding the significant disparity between the parents’ respective economic positions and living standards.

 

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Family Law Week – Mahnoor Javed

11th Apr 2024

Family Law Week has published a case summary by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: ES v SS (No 2) [2024] EWFC 59.

Sir Jonathan Cohen gave judgment in relation to trust property, which was agreed to be matrimonial following the conclusion of the proceedings for financial remedies.

Read the full case summaries below:

https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/judgments/es-v-ss-no-2-2024-ewfc-59/

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Eid Mubarak 2024

10th Apr 2024

Happy Eid al-Fitr! to everyone celebrating. It’s a joyous occasion filled with blessings, love, and togetherness for Muslims worldwide.

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Family Law Week – Mahnoor Javed

04th Apr 2024

Family Law Week has published a case summary by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: Williams v Williams [2023] EWHC 3479 (Fam).

Mr Justice Moor considered an application for the committal to prison of a Respondent’s husband following breaches of orders in financial remedies proceedings.

 

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Pupil Monthly Update – Mahnoor Javed

02nd Apr 2024

A monthly update by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed.

Pupil monthly update, March 2024

Family Law Week – Mahnoor Javed

28th Mar 2024

Family Law Week has published two case summaries by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: Re YM (Care Proceedings) (Clarification of Reasons) [2024] EWCA Civ 71 and Re U (Welfare) [2024] EWHC 583 (Fam).

Read the full case summaries below:

https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/judgments/re-ym-care-proceedings-clarification-of-reasons-2024-ewca-civ-71/

https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/judgments/re-u-welfare-2024-ewhc-583-fam/

Financial Remedies Journal – Mahnoor Javed

22nd Mar 2024

Financial Remedies Journal has published another article by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: ‘SP v QR [2024] EWFC 57 (B)’.

Mahnoor Javed has experience in financial remedies ranging from ‘ultra-high net worth’ disputes to modest asset cases.

Read the article here: https://financialremediesjournal.com/content/sp-v-qr-2024-ewfc-57-b.d1f365fa1abb4032ab089294aabde1cc.htm

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Finanical Remedies Journal – Mahnoor Javed

18th Mar 2024

Financial Remedies Journal has published an article by pupil barrister Mahnoor Javed: ‘AW v RH (Preliminary Issue: Third Party Rights), Re [2024] EWFC 54’.

Mahnoor Javed has experience in financial remedies ranging from ‘ultra-high net worth’ disputes to modest asset cases.

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