Sir James Munby becomes the new Patron of Grandparents Plus

16th Dec 2019

We warmly congratulate the charity Grandparents Plus on the apppointment of their new Patron, Sir James Munby, the former President of the Family Division. Further information can be found here.

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Tahmina Rahman and Ian Griffin in Family Affairs magazine

09th Dec 2019

Lovely to see that Tahmina Rahman and Ian Griffin both of 4 Brick Court have excellent pieces in Family Affairs. A brilliant editon!! Enormous Thank you to John Wilson QC and Philip Cayford QC for their mega efforts in its production.

Chambers Xmas celebrations in charming French restaurant

06th Dec 2019

What a wonderful evening we all had on Friday at our Chambers Christmas dinner for members, staff and a few distinguished guests at Le Café du Marché, a charming French restaurant in Barbican.

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The 2nd seminar of our Private Law programme…

03rd Dec 2019

The second in our series of Private Law seminars took place on Monday evening 2nd December 2019 in the splendid surroundings of the Queen’s Room in Middle Temple.

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4 Brick Court tender for LBLA child protection work successful

25th Nov 2019

4 Brick Court is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its tender submitted earlier this year in respect of child protection work by the London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) which now consists of 20 separate Local Authority Members.

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Court of Appeal success for Tahmina Rahman and her junior Amy Slingo

22nd Nov 2019

4 Brick Court’s Tahmina Rahman leading Amy Slingo successfully resist appeal in Court of Appeal case before the President of the Family Division.

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When One Parent Kills Another – how should the family court approach this? Article by Judith Pepper

20th Nov 2019

Read Judith Pepper’s article here published in Family Law Week.

4 Brick Court barrister trains charity’s students in the art of advocacy

18th Nov 2019

4 Brick Court’s Alastair Miles Martey delivers advocacy training to students from the University of Law with the prime objective of teaching each student skills they need to effectively represent young people at school exclusion hearings on behalf of the charity Communities Empowerment Network (CEN).

The charity, which is based in East London, provides free advice, support and representation to all people affected by school exclusion.

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Funds raised for London Legal Walk charity

13th Nov 2019

We are delighted to have raised funds for The London Legal Support Trust following June’s fantastic London Legal Walk and we look forward to next year’s event!

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Jacqui Gilliatt Ranked in Chambers UK Bar 2020

15th Oct 2019

Our sincere congratulations to Jacqui Gilliatt on being Ranked in consecutive years in Chambers UK Bar, a leading directory in the legal industry.

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Ian Griffin, David Bannocks & Sarah Fincham before Court of Appeal

08th Oct 2019

4 Brick Court Head of Chambers Ian Griffin, David Bannocks and Sarah Fincham appeared in the Court of Appeal on 3rd October 2019 before Peter Jackson LJ, Baker LJ, Males LJ in the matter of RE A (CHILDREN) (2019).

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Two new Members of Chambers…

01st Oct 2019

Sincere congratulations to Elin Hughes and Sarah Fincham on becoming Members of Chambers following the successful completion of their pupillages. We welcome you both to the 4BC family!

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Two new tenants at 4 Brick Court

19th Aug 2019

Chambers’ is delighted to announce that Elin Hughes and Sarah Fincham have accepted tenancy in Chambers, commencing on 1 October 2019, following their successful completion of pupillage.

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Sophie Crampton article published in Family Law Week

29th Jul 2019

Junior barrister Sophie Crampton has very recently had an article published in Family Law Week in which she considers what purpose Section 9(6B) of the Chidren Act 1989 might serve in determining care proceedings. Her article is available here.

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

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4 Brick Court accredited as a London Living Wage Employer

16th Jul 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a London Living Wage Employer. This commitment applies not only to our directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff, such as our cleaners.

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Vacancy for 3rd Six pupil

02nd Jul 2019

We have one third six pupillage vacancy commencing October 2019.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate outstanding advocacy skills and a strong commitment to practising family law. If family law is your passion, you are organised and client-focused, we welcome hearing from you.

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Cyrus Larizadeh QC inspired by our Head of Chambers, Ian Griffin

21st Jun 2019

Ian Griffin of 4 Brick Court has not just inspired me as an advocate and colleague over the many years but he has influenced the Family Bar and Judiciary into action through his seismic article ‘Wellbeing and the Big C.’ McFarlane P was so moved he asked Ian’s permission to circulate it to every family judge in the land. Partly due to Ian’s compelling article but also through his own assessment on the ground, the President adopted wellbeing as the corner stone of his reforms in his welcome address of October 2018. Ian has spoken at the number of important events including at Central Family Court and Cumberland Lodge before 3 Presidents members of the Court of Appeal and judges of the Family Division about wellbeing and family justice system. His courage and vision has moved people to address their own wellbeing and the welfare of those around them. Improving our Wellbeing will be Ian’s legacy.”

Cyrus Larizadeh QC
Vice Chair of the Family Law Bar Association

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London Legal Walk 2019

18th Jun 2019

We are delighted to have taken part in yesterday evening’s London Legal Walk, a hugely worthwhile fundraising event organised by The London Legal Support Trust which works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East helping the most vulnerable.

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4 Brick Court Family Law seminar 1st May…

02nd May 2019

We are delighted to have welcomed so many solicitors to our seminar last night at Middle Temple. The seminar, entitled ‘The Interface between Private and Public Family Law’ was presented by Head of Chambers, Ian Griffin.

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4 Brick Court’s Laura Barrie appointed Deputy District Judge

23rd Apr 2019

Chambers is delighted to annouce that the Lord Chief Justice has apppointed Laura Barrie as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

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