Francis Hoar has been instructed, by all the Petitioners, in the high profile Election Petition into the Mayoral Election at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in May 2014 (Erlam and Others v Rahman and Another).
Matthew has successfully represented the Local Authority in Re Z (Children)  EWHC 1999 (Fam), a case which concerned the issue of whether or not a man is the father of children, as he claims, despite his refusal to agree to a DNA test. DNA, believed to be that of the father, was gathered at the scene of the murder of the mother, a crime for which the man is currently serving life.
This case concerned a will made by the deceased on her 88th birthday party in December 2005. The will was challenged by one of the children as the deceased had, for some years before, been showing signs of deteriorating mental health.
Tony Harrop-Griffiths, Jonathan Cowen, Christine Cooper, Rhys Hadden, Angela Hodes and Victoria Flowers have co-authored a book which addresses the wide range of legal issues affecting people with dementia.
Emma and Adrian have been invited by Practical Law Company to write a series of practice notes on the duties and powers of local authorities under Part VII Housing Act 1996, covering the major legal concepts including eligibility, homelessness, priority need and intentional homelessness. Their second practice note, Homelessness and Threatened Homelessness, has now been […]
We are pleased to announce that Field Court barristers are ranked and recommended again as ‘Leading Juniors’ in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013’s guide to outstanding juniors in the following key practice areas: Administrative and public law (including local government) Children law (including public and private law) Employment Family law (including divorce and ancillary relief) […]
Chambers is delighted to announce that Sara Hunton and Portia Harris have both accepted tenancy within Chambers after successfully completing their pupillages.
In the case of Re G (a child) a care order was made following findings that the threshold for making such an order had been crossed and that the child had suffered and was at risk of suffering significant harm. The order was made by a district judge and the mother’s appeal was dismissed by the […]
Placements abroad are far from straight forward. Ayeesha Bhutta and Ruth Cabeza discuss the complexities of international adoption.
We are delighted to announce that Barry McAlinden has joined Chambers. Barry’s expertise covers a wide range of commercial litigation and private family work. He appears regularly in the High Court and County Court in civil proceedings and in associated interlocutory applications, applications to set aside default judgment with costs and withdrawal of Part 18 admissions.