Welcome to the 3PB family newsletter
In our fourth family group newsletter, we bring you a round up of our brunch talks and topical articles, news, and details of our forthcoming events.
We hope you enjoy reading this and please do contact us if we can help with further information or enquiries.
Lucy Hendry QC enjoys her first days as newly-appointed Silk
Family barrister Lucy Hendry QC started her first day as Queen's Counsel on Monday, after her appointment was announced last December.
3PB barrister Mathew Gullick QC,
a specialist in public and employment law, was also appointed Silk on Monday. These two new appointments see 3PB now boast 15 QCs in the national chambers. Many congratulations once again!
Two important points to consider in international child abduction cases
Following their successful representation of the appellant mother in Re G (Abduction: Consent / Discretion)  EWCA Civ 139, Dorian Day and Sarah
Tierney highlight the importance of the exercise of judicial discretion under Article 13 of the Hague Convention; and the inherent inequality of arms caused by the difference in the availability of legal aid to the parties.
Simon Lillington successful in mansion dispute between businesswoman and her millionaire former partner
Family barrister Simon Lillington has helped his client businesswoman Sharon Blades win half of the £2.5m mansion that her former partner paid for, but registered in both their names, in a dispute which attracted widespread media coverage including a feature in the Daily Mail.
Nicola Frost on prenuptial agreements - listen to the podcast
Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney successful in CoA case considering the competence of the child in Children Act proceedings
Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney acted for the father in the reported case of Re Z (Interim Care Order)  EWCA Civ 1755 on an appeal against an interim care order where HHJ George had authorised the removal of a 15 year old boy with autism from his father’s care. The appeal was successful on the difficult ground of procedural irregularity.
Financial remedies: updated evidence and pensions in Finch v Baker
Rachael Goodall analyses Finch v Baker  EWCA Civ 72 in which the Court of Appeal refused a wife’s appeal against the circuit judge’s decision not to permit further evidence from the pension expert following his draft judgment.
This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 29 January 2021.
View Rachael's profile here
Practice Direction 27A and its application to financial proceedings
Tonia Clark reviews Practice Direction 27A (PD27A), which Family Court judges are increasingly exasperated is being ignored.
Tonia covers the importance of Practice Direction 27A, noting that non-compliance will likely mean that the Courts will consider making costs orders.
When can an order be amended under the slip rule?
Rachael Goodall analyses IC v RC  EWHC 2997 (Fam),  All ER (D) 74 (Nov). The court considered the circumstances in which an error or omission after the order has been drawn may be corrected pursuant to the ‘slip rule’ in circumstances where the husband argued that the order had ceased to have effect.
This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 18 November 2020.
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An update on MPS and Show Cause applications
Getting the most out of your valuation expert
25 March Family Law Brunch
Hamish Dunlop and Gemma Chapman will host our next family law brunch via Zoom.
Hamish will present “Court in a Storm: Financial remedy claims in COVID and Brexit times”.
Gemma will talk about "Preserving the evidence: a public law update".
29 April Family Law Brunch
We hope to see you at our April family law brunch.
Please register to book your space. Our speakers and topics will be confirmed in April.
3PB’s family group advises and represents clients on financial provision (divorce, cohabitation and death), child arrangements orders, property disputes, childcare / adoption, judicial review, professional negligence, regulatory matters, incapacity / Court of Protection welfare issues, international children’s issues and human rights.