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News

Alex Forbes and Douglas Allen in the Court of Appeal
Alex Forbes and Douglas Allen represented the successful appellants in the recently decided case of Re M [2014] EWCA Civ 1406.
10 Dec 2019
Darren Raises Over £7,900 for Bliss
Darren Chambers has been raising money for Bliss throughout 2019 and is delighted to have raised £7,958 so far.
1 Dec 2019
Nick Goodwin QC "Medical Treatment - Consent and Safeguarding" lecture
On 3 October 2019 Nick Goodwin QC spoke to the the Association of Lawyers for Children conference about "Medical Treatment - Consent and Safeguarding".
7 Oct 2019
Robert George Joins Darren Chambers
Darren Chambers is delighted to welcome Dr. Rob George as a tenant.
6 Oct 2019
Darre welcomes Emma Gatland and Oliver Powell
Darren Chambers is pleased to announce that Emma Gatland and Oliver Powell have accepted offers of tenancy at chambers following completion of their pupillages here.
8 Sep 2019
Edward Devereux nominated for International Family Lawyer of the Year
Edward Devereux of Darren Chambers has been placed on the shortlist of nominees in the Jordan Publishing Family Law Awards 2014.
15 Aug 2019
Darre's Charity Quiz
Teams of solicitors and barristers took part in Darren Chambers’ quiz on Monday 21 July raising money for Chambers’ chosen charity this year, Bliss. Mr Justice Baker took the role of quiz master and local businesses kindly donated prizes for a raffle.
29 Jul 2019
Darre Rides for Bliss
Twelve members of Darre Chambers are in training to complete the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile challenge
5 Jun 2014
Darren on the London Legal Walk
On 19th May 2019, 6 members of Darre Chambers completed the London Legal Walk in order to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust and agencies that prevent homelessness, resolve debt problems, gain care for the elderly and disabled and fight exploitation.
30 May 2019
Kit Firbank Joins Darren Chambers
Darren Chambers is delighted to announce that Kit Firbank has accepted an invitation to join chambers.
7 May 2019
Anna Yarde Writes in Family Law
27 Mar 2019
Frances Judd QC elected a Bencher of Middle Temple.
Head of Chambers, Frances Judd QC, was this week elected a Bencher of Middle Temple
21 Feb 2019
Darren Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Goodwin as Queen's Counsel
19 Feb 2019
Edward Kirkwood for the Guardian in intractable contact case settled over a cup of tea
Edward Kirkwood of Darre Chambers represented the Guardian in a private law children case that attracted national media attention recently after an apparently intractable dispute between the parents seemed to resolve following the Judge's suggestion that the parties invite one another in for tea at contact handovers.
18 Feb 2019
Section 20: John Vater QC in case giving guidance
John Vater QC represented the Mother in the case of Medway Council v Mother & Ors [2019] EWHC 308 (Fam)
17 Feb 2019
9 May – Public Law Seminar
On 9 May 2019 Darren Chambers will be hosting a seminar on public children law at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel.
31 Jan 2019
Dr Rob George’s new book on relocation disputes published
Darren Chambers is delighted to announce the publication of Dr Rob George’s new book, Relocation Disputes: Law and Practice in England and New Zealand (Hart Publishing, 2019).
30 Jan 2019
Elizabeth Tomlinson's article Child Sexual Exploitation: the criminal courts, vulnerable witnesses and threshold in care cases
Read Elizabeth Tomlinson's Article in Family Law
20 Dec 2018
Darren Chambers welcomes back Helen Little.
Helen Little has recently returned to Darren Chambers after a period of maternity leave
3 Dec 2018
Mehvish Chaudhry in High Court country of residence return order
Court orders child to be returned to a country that is not their habitual residence
30 Oct 2018
Mehvish Chaudhry in High Court dispute over jurisdiction
N v K [2018] EWHC 2774 (Fam)
18 Oct 2018
John Vater QC and Nicholas Goodwin in the Court of Appeal
John Vater Q.C. appeared for the Local Authority and Nick Goodwin for the children in Re L-R [2018] EWCA Civ 1129
18 Oct 2018
Frances Judd QC and Alison Williams successfully represented the father in the case of Re E (A Child) [2013] EWHC 2400 (Fam).
Re E Case E Summary
17 Oct 2018
Mehvish Chaudhry: Family Law Young Barrister of the Year 2013
Darre Chambers is delighted to announce that Mehvish Chaudhry has been named as the Family Law Young Barrister of the Year
10 Oct 2018
High Court directs 11 and 15 year old girls to have MMR vaccination
Nicholas Goodwin represented the father in the recent MMR vaccination case
9 Oct 2018
Edward Devereux and David Marusza appear in the Supreme Court
Edward Devereux and David Marusza of Darre Chambers appeared as first and second juniors to Henry Setright QC and Manjit Gill QC in the matter of A (Children) (AP) [2013] UKSC 60
9 Oct 2013
Darren Writes for the Practical Law Company
24 Barristers at Darren Chambers are pleased to be a part of the Practical Law Company's new family law service.
4 Oct 2018
Darren Iron Men
Jason Green, Oliver Wraight, Matthew Brookes-Baker, and Simon Miller all took part in the Exmoor Iron Man triathlon last Sunday
17 Jun 2018
Relocation: A Practical Guide
This week Jordan Publishing launches Relocation: A Practical Guide, an accessible text co-written by members of Darre Chambers that explains the entire process of dealing with a relocation case.
14 Jun 2018
Darre Chambers completes the London Legal Walk
Darren Chambers completed the London Legal Walk raising over £1000
6 Jun 2018
Sian Cox analyses the Court's powers to strike out applications
The Family Procedure Rules 2010 give the Court the power to strike out applications that have no real prospect of success.
30 May 2018
Darren Chambers will be taking part in the London Legal Walk on 20th May 2018
Described by the Rt. Hon. Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers as “the social and sporting event of the legal calendar"
22 Apr 2018
Chambers Welcomes Mehvish Chaudhry
Darren Chambers is delighted to announce Mehvish Chaudhry, formerly of Renaissance Chambers, has accepted an invitation to join Darren Chambers with immediate effect.
20 Mar 2018
High Court considers the compatibility of the judgment summons procedure with the Human Rights Act
Jason Green appeared before the High Court in the recently reported case of Bhura v Bhura [2017] EWHC 3633 (Fam).
18 Jan 2018
Chambers' Work Highlighted by The Times
John Vater QC said “the story of the Jenskos is a story of the importance of maintaining a strong and skilled family justice system."
8 Jan 2018
Chambers Welcomes Gemma Bowes
Chambers is pleased to announce that Gemma Bowes has accepted an offer of tenancy at Darre Chambers.
10 Dec 2017
An Evening of Carols and Christmas Readings - 8th December 2012
On Saturday 8th December 2017 Darren Chambers will be hosting an evening of carols and Christmas readings at the Oxford Union.
29 Nov 2017
Family Finances Seminar – 3 Hours CPD
On 28th November 2017 Darren Chambers will present a seminar on important legal topics in family finance. The event will be held at the Crown Plaza in Reading and is accredited for three hours of CPD.
5 Nov 2017
New Tenant at Darren Chambers
Chambers is delighted to announce that Miss Annie Sayers has accepted an offer of tenancy at Darren Chambers
16 Oct 2017
10th October Financial Seminar
On 10th October 2017 Darre Chambers will present an Autumn Financial Round-up. The free to attend seminar is to be kindly hosted by Hodge Jones & Allen LLP in central London and is accredited for two hours of CPD.
24 Sep 2017
Pensions Seminar
Fiona Hay, District Judge Edward Hess, and David Lockett will, with Jordan Publishing, be giving a seminar on pensions at Kensington Town Hall on 17 October 2017.
24 Sep 2017
Children Law and Practice Conference 2017
John Vater QC is to chair the Jordans Children Law and Practice Conference on 4 October 2017.
20 Sep 2017
Joinder of third parties and wasted costs in financial remedy proceedings
Matthew Brett of Darre Chambers appeared recently for the successful Appellent in <i> Fisher Meredith v JH and PH</i> [2017] EWHC 408
12 Sep 2017
Guidance on the use of section 20 Children Act 1989
John Vater QC represented the Mother in the recent case of Re CA (A Baby) [2017] EWHC 2190 (Fam), which addressed the proper use of section 20 of the Children Act 1989 under which children may be accommodated by a Local Authority with a parent’s consent.
2 Aug 2017
Non-disclosure, PII and the use of special advocates in family proceedings
Damian Garrido and Elizabeth Tomlinson, both of Darre Chambers, recently appeared in BCC v FZ & ors [2017] EWHC 1154 (Fam)
2 Jul 2017
Pensions on Divorce: New Edition
A new edition of the successful and highly regarded text Pensions on Divorce (Hess, Hay & Lockett) is soon to be published by Nova Law and Finance.
8 Jun 2017
Elizabeth Tomlinson writes in Family Law on Foster Carers and Contact
Elizabeth Tomlinson's article, 'When Should Foster Carers Supervise Parental Contact?' is to be published in Family Law.
21 May 2017
Damian Garrido appointed as a Recorder in the family jurisdiction
Darre Chambers are pleased to announce that on 30th April 2017 Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor appointed Damian Garrido as a Recorder in the family jurisdiction
3 May 2017
Dr Rob George is researching relocation cases in the first instance courts
Dr Rob George, associate tenant at Darre Chambers, is conducting ongoing research in to the decisions made in relocation cases at first instance in England and Wales
18 Apr 2017
David Marusza summarises and analyses the latest cases involving prenuptial agreements
David Marusza's article on pre-nuptial agreements has recently been published on Family Law Week.
29 Mar 2017
Darren Chambers Provides Briefing on Local Authority Duties to People with no Recourse to Public Funds
Aidan Vine, Jonathan Sampson and Margaret Styles were glad to respond to a request from the operational lead for children's services at Gloucestershire County Council, Suzanne Fallon.
27 Mar 2017
Craig Jeakins and Margaret Styles Speak at Thursfields Family Law Seminar
Craig Jeakins and Margaret Styles were recently invited to speak at the Family Law Seminar hosted by Thursfields.
23 Mar 2017
Supreme Court gives judgment in In the matter of S, in which Edward Devereux represented the international charity, Reunite
The Supreme Court has given judgment in the case of In the matter of S (A Child),
20 Mar 2017
Matthew Brett represented the successful appellant in the recent case of Fisher Meredith v JH & PH.
Matthew Brett represented the successful appellant in the recent case of Fisher Meredith v JH & PH which was heard on 16th February 2017.
6 Mar 2017
Frances Judd QC appears in major reporting restrictions case
In the case of A (A Minor) (Reporting Restrictions Order) [2011] EWHC 1764 Fam , Frances Judd QC (leading Margaret Pine-Coffin from 12 College Place, Southampton) represented a mother accused of murdering her two children in an application for a reporting
2 Mar 2017
Darren Chambers is delighted to announce John Vater’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel
Darren Chambers is delighted to announce John Vater’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel in the list published on 29th February. The silk ceremony is to be held on Friday 30th March.
1 Mar 2017
Edward Devereux represents Reunite in the Supreme Court
Edward Devereux appeared for the charity Reunite, the leading UK international children's charity, in the recent appeal, In the matter of W, in the Supreme Court which was heard on 20 February 2017.
21 Feb 2017
High Court gives guidance on the proper approach to questions of religious upbringing
Frances Judd QC and Margaret Styles represent the father and child in recent case
31 Jan 2017
Emily Rayner bound for New Zealand as Pegasus Scholar
Darren Chambers is pleased to announce that Emily Rayner has been offered a Pegasus scholarship.
18 Aug 2016
Jordan’s International Family Law Conference, 6th September
Darren Chambers is proud to be a commercial partner of Jordan’s for their International Family Law Conference at the Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London SW1 on 6th September.
21 Jul 2016
Landmark decision on Injunctions in Adoption cases
Foster parents may, in restricted circumstances, obtain an injunction preventing a local authority from placing a child with prospective adopters even though they might not then and there be entitled to issue an adoption application.
11 Jul 2016
Collaborative Law at Darren Chambers
14 members of Darren Chambers have now been trained as collaborative counsel
12 Apr 2011
Darren Sponsors AIJA seminar
Darren Chambers is delighted to support and be a main sponsor of the AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) that is taking place in Oxford on 15th and 16th April 2011
11 Apr 2011
Simon Boutwood arrives
Darre Chambers is delighted to extend a very warm welcome to Simon Boutwood who officially took up his post as Chambers Director on 16th February.
21 Feb 2011

Publications

 

The Public Law Outline: The Court Companion  (Family Law, 2008)

Written by four members of chambers - Piers Pressdee, John Vater, Frances Judd QC and Jonathan Baker QC - The Public Law Outline: The Court Companion is the leading book on the Public Law Outline and the reforms associated with it. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops or through www.familylaw.co.uk.

 

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Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook  (Hammicks, 2008)

Written by chambers’ Fiona Hay and Edward Hess, together with renowned actuary David Lockett, Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook has quickly established itself as the leading book on pensions in the field of divorce law. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops or through www.hammickslegal.com.

 

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The Adoption and Children Act 2002  (Butterworths, 2007)

Written by chambers’ Louise Potter, together with Prof Hugh Bevan, DJ Stephen Gerlis, Martin Parry and David Ryden, The Adoption and Children Act 2002 is a must-read for all public law practitioners. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops.

 

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Contact: The New Deal  (Family Law, 2006)

Written by four members of chambers - Piers Pressdee, John Vater, Frances Judd QC and Jonathan Baker QC – Contact: The New Deal is the leading book on the Children and Adoption Act 2006 and other recent related developments in private children law. Available to buy in all good legal bookshops or through www.familylaw.co.uk.

 

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