After 43 years in practice and 25 years with our chambers, barrister Dennis Sharpe has retired. Just before his retirement it was announced that he had been ranked again in Legal 500 2020 for children law (public and private).
We are delighted that 10 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2020. Additionally we are ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the case of Re D (A Child).
You have less than 3 weeks to respond to the Law Commission’s public consultation on surrogacy. The consultation closes on Friday 11 October.
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher Stirling and Matthew Stott are to be appointed Recorders for the Family Jurisdiction on the South Eastern circuit.
Francis Hoar represented anti-fraud investigator Mark Edmunds in his unfair dismissal case against Tower Hamlets council.
Christine Cooper appeared before Mr Justice Cobb yesterday on an application by a local authority for orders under the inherent jurisdiction to enable it to provide care for a vulnerable adult who had last been assessed as having the capacity to make his own decisions.
Judgment in the case of C v. Royal Borough of Greenwich has been handed down by the High Court. Tony Harrop-Griffiths successfully represented the local authority in the judicial review.
Family law barrister Francis Wilkinson successfully defended a mother in High Court proceedings brought under the Hague Abduction Convention 1980.
Barrister Francis Hoar appeared for Darren Grimes, a Leave campaigner in the EU referendum, in his successful appeal against a fine imposed by the Electoral Commission. Judgment in favour of Mr Grimes was delivered after a week-long hearing.