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Bar Pro Bono Awards

Bar Pro Bono Award Shortlisting for William Horwood

Many congratulations to William Horwood, a member of our Family Group, who has just been announced on the shortlist for the “Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year” category at the 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards. William’s shortlisting is a hugely...

Darren Howe KC

St Philips welcome Darren Howe KC MCIArb

St Philips Family Group is delighted to welcome Darren Howe KC MCIArb as a Door Tenant with effect from Tuesday 2nd April 2024. Darren was called to the Bar in 1992 and took silk in 2015. He became a Recorder in 2012 and in 2016 was appointed as...

Molly Roberts

Exceptional circumstances under section 9(6) – when and to what age?

An article by pupil barrister Molly Roberts. Under section 9(6) and 9(6B) of the Children Act 1989, apart from section 8 orders with a ‘live with’ provision, ‘no court shall make a section 8 order which is to have effect for such a period which...

Keiron McCabe

Not as simple as 50/50: Unmatched Contributions and An Unequal Sharing of the Matrimonial Home

An article by pupil barrister Keiron McCabe. The matrimonial home is an important environment in which spouses share their lives, and so unsurprisingly it has a special status in financial remedy proceedings. When the combined wealth of parties...

Conor Flaherty

Scott Schedules: a hindrance, or an aid?

An article by pupil barrister Conor Flaherty. This article will discuss the family court’s current approach to pleading allegations of controlling and coercive behaviour in private Children Act proceedings. The Scott Schedule was a previously well...

Financial Remedy

Financial Remedy Seminar, 12 June ’24

Please join us in Chambers on the afternoon of Wednesday 12th June for what will be a hugely engaging and insightful seminar delivered by expert members of our Financial Remedy Team. Jonathan Nosworthy, Davinia Riley, Gemma Bowes and William...

William Horwood

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in Tousi v Gaydukova [2024] EWCA Civ 203

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in Tousi v Gaydukova [2024] EWCA Civ 203, concerning a transfer of tenancy under Schedule 7 of the Family Law 1996 and the ramifications of the parties having contracted a void marriage in a foreign...

Emma Kendall Barrister

Emma Kendall Returns to Chambers

We are delighted to inform you that Emma Kendall has returned to the St Philips Family Law Group following a period of Maternity Leave and is available to take instructions with immediate effect. Emma accepts instructions for all cases within Public...