F v M: Parental Alienation and Unregulated Experts
21st Dec 2022
Roshni Popli, Barrister at Four Brick Court, considers the lessons of a recent judgment highlighting the need for greater transparency in the instruction of experts.Read more
The ‘Syringe Method’ of Surrogacy and the Law
21st Dec 2022
Nathan Baylis, a pupil barrister at Four Brick Court, provides a guide to the legal recognition of at-home artificial insemination in surrogacy arrangements.Read more
4BC Pupillage Advert
05th Dec 2022
Four Brick Court, Chambers of Jayne Harrill will offer pupillages for 2024 – 2025 through the Pupillage Gateway. Keep an eye out for our advert available at the end of this week.
#Pupillage #FourBrickCourt #FamilyLaw #Advert
Four Brick Court sponsorship partner of Bridging the Bar
18th Nov 2022
Roshni Popli Tenancy
14th Nov 2022
Four Brick Court is pleased to welcome Roshni Popli, who has successfully completed her pupillage with us and accepted our offer of tenancy. Huge congratulations to Roshni from all here at Four Brick Court!Read more
National Trustees’ Week
07th Nov 2022
National Trustees’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the achievements of over 1 million trustees across the UK. At Four Brick Court, we’re proud of the charitable contributions made by our members outside of our day-to-day practice. This year’s Trustees’ Week theme is making a difference in changing times.Read more
MTYBA Black History Month Event
17th Oct 2022Read more
04th Oct 2022
Welcome to the 4BC family!
Sophie Crampton’s Book Launch
28th Sep 2022
Congratulations to our Barrister, Sophie Crampton, on her newly published book “Overcoming Threshold – A Practical Guide to Threshold in Care Proceedings.”
The book is now available on Law Brief Publishing and Amazon.
Law Brief Publishing:
Latest Case – Susan Quinn
28th Sep 2022
Four Brick Court’s Susan Quinn appeared for the father led by Sally Stone QC:
On skull fractures in children, the uncertainties about the causation of such injuries and a cautionary tale about the neuroradiologist and expert Professor Sellar.
Hertfordshire CC v Mother & Ors  EWFC 106 –https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2022/106.htmlRead more
Law Together – ROK
27th Sep 2022
Ummar Ahmad – Clinical Legal Education Workshop
13th Sep 2022
Four Brick Court’s Ummar Ahmad delivered an immersive and interactive session at the University of Buckingham for a Clinical Legal Education Workshop. The students were able to practice advocacy in front of Ummar, and he provided them all with feedback.
Chambers and Partners Directory 2022
08th Aug 2022
Latest Case – Polly Allison
08th Aug 2022
In the matter of:
Re K and Re R
Polly Allison acting on behalf of the first respondent mother (Re K) following the Local Authorities’ application to the court to sanction the mother and child placement through the exercise of its inherent jurisdiction or alternatively by directing the assessment of the child pursuant to s38(6) of the Children Act (1989). The Local Authority has placed the mother and child in an unregulated placement due to unavailability. The court approved the placement under s.38(6).Read more
Vacancy for an Assistant Practice Manager
11th Jul 2022
Four Brick Court is a specialist Family Law Chambers. We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Practice Manager. The role will suit an ambitious and proactive individual who can work as part of a team and individually. Experience within Family Law would be preferred but not essential.
The successful applicant will assist the Practice Manager in diary management, career development, and chambers’ overall promotion.
Renumeration: £33,000 – £35,000 pa
Four Brick Court is an Equal Opportunities Employer. To apply, please e-mail your covering letter and CV to Kevin McCarthy, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 15th July 2022.Read more
Keileigh Pink – ROK Legal Career Carousel at Clapton Girls Academy
22nd Jun 2022
Four Brick Court’s Barrister Keliegh Pink took part in the ROK Legal Career Carousel at Clapton Girls Academy. Keliegh Pink discussed all potential pathways toward establishing a career in law and her journey toward becoming a Barrister.
#FourBrickCourt #KelieghPink #LegalCarousel #LawTogether #ROK10000Read more
#ROK10000 Campaign Event
14th Jun 2022
“Our aim is to create as many employment opportunities as possible for young people from diverse and lower-income backgrounds: removing barriers to entry by providing those young people with the tools to believe in themselves, achieve despite the odds and to succeed in their career goals. It is absolutely vital that we are able to continue in our work of helping companies and industry to remove inequity, discrimination and bias, and to recognise talent amongst the demographic we work with.”Read more
Can we have an early knockout? Ending care proceedings without full judicial determination
24th May 2022
Four Brick Court’s Jacqui Gilliatt, Barrister and Head of Pupillage & Tenancy Committee, has a two-part article published in the Family Law Journal. Part one is available in this month’s issue, and part two will be available to read in June.
Part 1 of two articles about the court’s power to require or force a local authority to withdraw care proceedings or otherwise restrict the scope of the findings it is willing to consider is published in the May 2022 edition of the Journal. Part 1 will focus on the situation where the local authority actively invites the court to bring things to an early conclusion.
Part 2 (to be published in June 2022) will consider whether there is anything the other parties in the case can do and what case management powers the court has in relation to the contents of threshold documents.
Click the link below to access the article.Read more
Four Brick Court and LB Hackney
09th May 2022
Four Brick Courts Justin Tadros did some training this afternoon for LB Hackney on, ‘Deprivation of liberty placement of children – summary of the law and some practical tips’
Andlib Mohsin Tenancy
25th Apr 2022
Chambers is pleased to welcome Andlib Moshin who has accepted our offer of tenancy. Huge congratulations to Andlib from all here at Four Brick Court!