Ruth Cabeza discusses developments that gave rise to the publication of the book International Adoption she co-authored with fellow Field Court members Ayeesha Bhutta and Jason Braier. International Adoption is published by Jordan Publishing.
Christopher Stirling and John Hamilton succeed in resisting appeal in Court of Appeal in Kremen v Agrest Approved Judgment, 5th February 2013. The appeal was from the decision of Mostyn J in Kremen v Agrest (No.11) (Financial Remedy: Non-Disclosure: Post-Nuptial Agreement)  EWHC 45 (Fam) and related to that part of the judgment where Mostyn […]
Chambers is delighted to welcome back Ami Bartholomew. After an ‘incredible’ year sabbatical, Ami returns on 5th February 2013 to continue with her family law practice.
On Friday the 19th October Field Court Chambers hosted an incredible evening of Choral Music performed by the London Philharmonic Choir. The event raised £8,515 that will be shared between the Oxfordshire Youth Art Partnership, a charity which gives the most isolated, vulnerable and at risk children in Oxfordshire the opportunity to learn and develop skills and confidence […]
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 first practice note, an overview of the law of homelessness, […]
(From left to right: Mark Townsend, Max Thorowgood, Barry McAlinden, James Trumble, Ian Boardman and Mark Baumohl) This year a team from Field Court entered ‘Movember’, a charity event in which participants have to grow a moustache during the month of November in order to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate […]
Field Court Chambers Member, Ruth Cabeza, has co-authored a book on International Adoption published by Jordans and due to be launched later this month. International Adoption examines the detailed legal framework for adoption with an international element and introduces the reader to the complexities of both UK legislation and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. Thus, the […]
From 1 September 2012 a new offence of squatting in a residential building took effect but whether jail for up to 51 weeks and/or a fine will deter would-be squatters remains to be seen. However those advising property owners or occupiers dispossessed by squatters will, by definition, be dealing with a situation where the existence […]
R (Sunderland City Council) v South Tyneside Council  EWCA Civ 1232. Tony Harrop-Griffiths and Steven Fuller have successfully represented the appellant local authority, Sunderland City Council, in their claim against South Tyneside Council in which the Court of Appeal handed down judgment today http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1232.html . The case concerned the question of which local authority […]
On the eve of the 2012 Trades Union Congress, the Tax Payers Alliance (TPA) published a new legal briefing, by Francis Hoar, examining facility time in the public sector, which finds that “many public sector employers have not approached ‘facility’ time in the manner envisaged by industrial relations law”. The briefing shows that: Paid facility time […]