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.

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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.

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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

Four Brick Court is proud to be a sponsorship partner of
@BridgeTheBar. Special thanks to Advocate for choosing the charity as the ‘Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year at the 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards.
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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!

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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. 

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MTYBA Black History Month Event

17th Oct 2022

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Pupils 2022

04th Oct 2022

Four Brick Court, Chambers of Jayne Harrill is delighted to welcome our new pupils, Emma Hughes and Nathan Baylis. We wish them well in their pupillage and future careers at the Bar!

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:



Happy reading!

#threshold #publication #careproceedings #familylaw #sophiecrampton

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 [2022] EWFC 106 –

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Law Together – ROK

27th Sep 2022

Four Brick Court is delighted to share that on Tuesday 27th September 2022, in partnership with ROK (Reach Out 2 Kids), students from Clapton Girls’ Academy and Edmonton County School experienced an enjoyable day in the legal system with Jayne HarrillBibi Badejo and Polly Allison of chambers.

After insightful talk’s from members of our chambers, the students took part in an interactive quiz at the Royal Courts of Justice, toured Temple Church and had a lovely lunch at Middle Temple. The highlight of the day was meeting Mrs Justice Knowles, who spoke openly about her transition from social work into law and getting a pupilage here at Four Brick Court.
We hope the students feel inspired to pursue a career in the legal system, and we would like to thank ROK for partnering with us as part of our Law Together Project.’#LawTogether #FourBrickCourt #ROK
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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. 


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Chambers and Partners Directory 2022

08th Aug 2022

Four Brick Court, Chambers of Jayne Harrill, is proud to announce that we now have three members listed in Chambers and Partners.

This is the fourth year running for Jacqui Gilliatt. It is the first year for Isabelle Watson and Nairn Purss.



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Latest Case – Polly Allison

08th Aug 2022

In the matter of:

Re K and Re R

(Unregulated Placement: Authorisation Pursuant to the Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction: Prohibition)

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).

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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:

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 15th July 2022.

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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.

ROK has partnered with us as part of our Law Together Project.

#FourBrickCourt #KelieghPink #LegalCarousel #LawTogether #ROK10000

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#ROK10000 Campaign Event

14th Jun 2022

As part of our Law Together project Jayne HarrillBibi Badejo, and Polly Allison attended the launch of the #ROK10000 Campaign. ROK (Reach Out 2 Kids) aim to raise £10.000 to support their work:

“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.”

Four Brick Court, Chambers of Jayne Harrill has partnered with ROK (Reach Out 2 Kids) and wholeheartedly supports this vital work. For more information, see

#LawTogether #FourBrickCourt #ROK10000

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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.

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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!