• Family law newsletter out now

    Our December family law group newsletter brings you a wealth of judiciary announcements and involvement in high profile finance and probate cases, as well as a new book on nuptial agreements.

    We welcome Charles Hogan, Rachel Bloxwich and Jim Hirschmann to our team and bring you a round up of our September and November family law brunch talks with links to our presentations from Nicola Frost, Esther Lieu, Aimee Fox and Ségolène Lapeyre.

    Lucy Hendry QC provides insights in Re H-D-H (Children) & C (a child) [2021] EWCA CIV 1192 and Luke Nelson a guide to the principles of equitable accounting.

    You are invited to register for our next family law brunch webinar to be hosted by Nathalie Bull and Ségolène Lapeyre on 27 January, as well as for Nicola Frost's book launch on 12 January.

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  • Michael George

    Michael George successful in only reported case (T v T) on variation of pension sharing orders

    3PB specialist family finance barrister Michael George (pictured here) successfully represented the wife appellant in the case of T v T (variation of a pension sharing order and underfunded schemes) [2021] EWFC B67 heard by HHJ Hess. The case saw the judge advise that “Family Lawyers would be well advised in the meantime not to tick either boxes in section F”, as per the advice of the PAG report of July 2019 on pension sharing...

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    Family barrister Charles Hogan joins former colleagues at 3PB  

    Family law barrister Charles Hogan (pictured here) has joined national chambers 3PB in Birmingham from another set in Northampton, where he will team up again with former colleagues and family lawyers Ria Herbert, Adeo Fraser and James Legg. Charles has a well-known expertise and focus on family finance and TOLATA cases. He has just represented the wife in a long-running dispute between two Iranian nationals, with competing divorce petitions in Iran and England. There were substantial assets...

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    Adeo Fraser stars in ITV Central series ‘In my shoes’

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister, Adeo Fraser (pictured here) has appeared on ITV Central in a programme scheduled as part of Black History Month. Adeo features in ‘In my shoes’ which looks at what it’s like to be black in Britain. Adeo talks about his personal journey to becoming a barrister as a black man and the pressures he has faced over the years as a minority in the UK’s legal sector and specifically at the UK Bar. Adeo...

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    Leading family law barrister Rachael Goodall appointed as a District Judge

    We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed 3PB’s specialist family law barrister Rachael Goodall (pictured here) to be a District Judge with effect from 1 November  2021. District Judge Goodall will sit on the Western Circuit, and be based at Southampton Combined Court. Rachael Goodall was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 2000 and appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) in 2019, authorised to hear private children cases. Consistently recommended...

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  • Legal directories success for 3PB education law team

    Another excellent year for our family law team in the Legal Directories

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB) wish to congratulate its Family Law team for another set of outstanding results in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 directories. Ranked by both directories in the Midlands and Western Circuits, our team has seen both its Matrimonial and Children teams promoted to Band 1 in the Midlands by Chambers and Partners. The Legal 500 attributed 36 individual rankings to 27 of our barristers – including 8 new rankings. Chambers...

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    Aimee Fox elected to the Council of the Birmingham Law Society

    3PB family and education law barrister Aimee Fox (pictured here) has been elected to the Council of the Birmingham Law Society, which oversees the activities of the Board and represent the interests of its 5,000 legal professionals across Birmingham and the Greater Midlands. Aimee has a busy and established practice specialising in financial remedies and private law family proceedings alongside her advocacy and advice on special education needs (SEN) children cases. Founded in 1818, Birmingham...

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    Oliver Ingham in Hirachand landmark Inheritance Act appeal

    Judgment was handed down today in Hirachand, which is arguably the most important decision to arise in the context of the 1975 Act since the Supreme Court dealt with Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC. The case sees the Court of Appeal clarifying several controversial issues arising from the 46-year old, Inheritance Act 1975. 3PB’s probate and chancery barrister Oliver Ingham (pictured here) and Brie Stephens-Hoare QC (Gatehouse Chambers) acted for the appellants, taking instructions from...

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    Rachel Bloxwich joins 3PB Family Group  

    3PB welcomes Rachel Bloxwich, who specialises in handling divorce, separation, financial matters and arrangements for children, as a new tenant and a member of 3PB’s 75-strong Family Law Group. Rachel spent nearly 15 years as a family solicitor with law firms across the West Midlands, including latterly with FBC Manby Bowdler as an Associate in their top-rated family team in Wolverhampton. Rachel has specialised since qualification in 2007 in all aspects of family law and...

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  • Chambers of the Year Regional

    3PB shortlisted for three awards at the Family Law Awards 2021

    National chambers 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has seen its 76-strong family team shortlisted again for three awards at this year’s prestigious Family Law Awards : Family Law Chambers of the Year (Regional) Family Law Innovation of the Year (for its client helpline service, 3PB Reach) Family Clerking Team of the Year   Head of 3PB’s Family Law team, Vanessa Meachin QC, said: ‘We are very pleased that Chambers has once again been shortlisted for...

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  • Esther Lieu is appointed as guest lecturer on the University of Birmingham’s MSc in Advanced Child Protection

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister Esther Lieu (pictured here) has recently been appointed a guest lecturer to teach students taking a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Child Protection at the University of Birmingham. Esther is described by colleagues, clients and students as ‘outstanding’, ‘supportive’ and ‘knowledgeable’. Formerly counsel on public law children issues, Esther Lieu now exclusively practises within financial remedies and private law children, advising on cases involving financial provision following divorce or...

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    Two magazine features for Lola-Rose Avery - in Counsel magazine and the FLBA’s Family Affairs

    Family barrister Lola-Rose Avery (pictured here) has featured in the latest issue of Counsel, offering her personal account in “a day in the life of a baby barrister” for the Bar Council’s magazine and separately, has written an article on “mental well-being in family law and how occupational health could help” for the Family Law Bar Association’s magazine Family Affairs. To read about Lola’s personal account in Counsel, click here. To access her FLBA article,...

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