17 September 2020
1GC Family Law Chambers is delighted to announce that Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Andrew Norton QC have been elected Joint Heads of Chambers, with effect from 1 October 2020.
17 September 2020
Thursday 17 September 5.30pm
Surrey Local Family Justice Board invites you to a remote training session on "Managing Fabricated and Induced Illness Cases (FII)."
14 September 2020
1GC Family Law is delighted to announce that Tahmina Rahman is joining Chambers with immediate effect.
07 September 2020
All at 1GC|Family Law would like to welcome our new pupils, Lucy Bennett and Beth Hibbert.
02 September 2020
1GC|Family Law welcomes Costanza Bertoni and Louise Verroken-Jones as tenants of Chambers, effective on 2 September 2020, following the successful completion of their pupillages.
28 July 2020
We are delighted to announce that Malcolm Chisholm has been appointed to a part-time post as a nominated judge of the Court of Protection (effective November 2020).
05 June 2020
1GC Family Law fully supports the Bar Council's statement on equal treatment, the rule of law and inclusion:
04 June 2020
Thursday 04 June - 4:30pm
Anecdotally there are increasing numbers of orders that are not being complied with during lockdown. Elizabeth Hartnett will be discussing whether Hadkinson Orders are a useful weapon of enforcement in financial remedy cases during the pandemic.
28 May 2020
Thursday 28 May - 4:30pm
John Stocker will be talking about how the Thwaite and Barrell jurisdictions might apply to pre-Covid orders and decisions so as to avoid the consequences of executory court orders and decisions that have yet to be drawn up.
18 May 2020
We are delighted to welcome back Elisabeth Andrews, who has recently returned from a few months in Toronto.
14 May 2020
Thursday 14 May - 4.30pm
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic new costs rules have been introduced in financial remedy cases.
12 May 2020
Tuesday 12 May - 4.30pm
A short webinar looking at some legal and practical issues arising since the Covid-19 pandemic in both private and public law contexts.
06 May 2020
Wednesday 6 May - 4.30 pm
A short webinar which will explain the basics about how to set up a child or finance arbitration and what to expect from the process.
05 May 2020
Tuesday 5 May - 4.30pm - Recording Available
A preliminary exploration as to the development of remote hearings during "Lockdown".
30 April 2020
Thursday 30 April - 4.30pm - Recording Available
Covid-19 and the lockdown have significantly affected company valuations. How we handle existing and future company valuations is now more critical than ever.
28 April 2020
Tuesday 28 April - 4.30pm - Recording Available
Richard Jones and Tom Wilson explore issues relating to intractable child arrangements disputes, including recent developments and what to do when you either suspect there is parental alienation or your client is facing such an allegation.
27 April 2020
Monday 27 April - 5.00pm - Recording Available
The Institute of Family Law Arbritrators and 1GC Family Law invite you to a Webinar, with addresses from both the President of the Family Division and Lord Justice Baker followed by a welcome and introduction by HH Donald Cryan, on Family Arbitration 2020 - Past, Present and Future in the New Normal.
23 April 2020
Thursday 23 April - 4.30pm - REQUEST RECORDING
Anyone contemplating pension sharing at a time when market and pension values have dropped alarmingly needs to act with caution and on an informed basis.
20 April 2020
Monday 20 April - 5.00pm
Andrew Bagchi QC and Malcolm Chisholm of The Court of Protection Team at 1GC Family Law , warmly invite you to a webinar at 17:00 Monday 20 April, to discuss questions arising from the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
16 April 2020
As the economic consequences of the pandemic start to be felt there will be many orders for periodical payments that will immediately become unaffordable. How should parties respond to these changed circumstances and how can disputes best be resolved?
14 April 2020
A rise in domestic violence is an inevitable consequence of lockdown.
26 March 2020
BUSINESS AS USUAL. 1GC Family Law is continuing to operate at full capacity via remote working.
26 March 2020
We have had numerous enquiries about arbitration, particularly in light of the imminent expansion in scope of the IFLA ...
24 March 2020
It may be reassuring to know that the ‘Staying at home’ requirements under the regime announced by the Government on 23 March 2020 do allow one separated parents to leave home to take their children to the home of the other parent.
23 March 2020
We are delighted to announce that, out of a very strong field, Eleri Jones has been awarded the prestigious IAFL European Chapter Young Lawyers Award 2020.
19 March 2020
The President of the Family Division has circulated guidance as to the conduct of business in the Family Justice System in light of the current public health emergency.
12 March 2020
Charles Geekie QC is named Lawyer of the Week in The Times newspaper today. Charles represents Her Royal Highness Princess Haya in the highly complex children proceedings before the President of the Family Division.
06 March 2020
Charles Geekie QC, Sharon Segal and Lucy Maxwell represented Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein in the highly complex children proceedings before the President of the Family Division and Court of Appeal.
04 March 2020
1GC is proud to be at the forefront of paperless training for family lawyers.
Due to demand and previous positive feedback, Darren Howe QC is providing training on 12 and 24 March at 1GC Family Law.
17 December 2019
Rather than sending out Christmas cards in 2019, we made donations to two very worthy charities.
We were proud to support the Family Justice Centre in Croydon and also to help The Richmond Christmas Dinner for care leavers.
09 December 2019
We're hosting a pupillage evening on Thursday, 9 January 2020, between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. The event is now at capacity after being advertised with numerous universities, law schools and the Inns of Court.
However, we have created a waiting list to ensure that those who would still like to attend have the opportunity to come along.
A place on the waiting list can be booked here.
18 October 2019
Chambers is delighted to announce that Ruth Henke QC, who practices mainly from 30 Park Place, Cardiff, has joined Chambers as a door tenant.
11 October 2019
1GC Family Law is proud to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2020 edition of Chambers UK across three practice areas. Our skills in Family: Children, Family: Matrimonial Finance and Court of Protection: Health and Welfare are recognised, with many individual silks and juniors listed.
03 October 2019
1GC|Family Law is pleased to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2020 edition of Legal 500.
04 September 2019
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Andrew Norton QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge, pursuant to s9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981.
02 September 2019
We are delighted to announce that Chambers and eight of our members have been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Law Awards.
08 July 2019
1GC Family Law is delighted to announce that Elpha LeCointe will join Chambers with immediate effect.
03 June 2019
1GC|Family Law welcomes Elisabeth Andrews as a tenant of Chambers, effective on 1 June 2019, following successful completion of her third six pupillage.
28 May 2019
Sam Momtaz QC appointed as the QC member on the Family Justice Council
16 May 2019
Francesca Wiley QC appeared on BBC Radio 4 with host Philippa Perry discussing the increasingly recognised phenomenon of Parental Alienation, the psychological manipulation of children during divorce.
09 April 2019
This month’s edition of the Family Law Journal includes an article which is significant for those whose practice includes advising cohabitees. Written by Elizabeth Darlington, door tenant at 1GC|Family Law, and Chris Bevan, Associate Professor in Property Law at Nottingham University.
01 April 2019
Mr Justice Moor commends the use of arbitration to decide the wording of a letter of instruction to an expert and similar issues.
25 March 2019
We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Hartnett has been appointed as Deputy District Judge.
14 March 2019
Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of the applicants in the first known case involving an Iranian surrogacy arrangement. Newton J granted the parental order and his judgment has now been published.
25 February 2019
We are delighted to announce that Michael Liebrecht has accepted an appointment as of 25 January to sit part-time in the First Tier Tribunal, HESC, allocated to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.
29 January 2019
Olivia Magennis considers the decision in A v C and the application of Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), Practice Direction 12J (PD 12J) to interim contact decisions in cases involving allegations of domestic abuse.
09 January 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chambers Director, Marie-Christine Willis, with effect from 7 January 2019.
08 January 2019
Julien Foster examines good practice, bad practice and the pitfalls when it comes to local authorities and public law children proceedings.
04 December 2018
Chambers is delighted that 1GClFamily Law has been shortlisted in three categories at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.
12 November 2018
Blog post by 1GC|Family Law pupil Natalie York after attending the recent breakfast seminar held by the Personal Support Unit.
01 November 2018
1GC|Family Law is proud to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2019 edition of Chambers UK across three practice areas. Our skills in Family: Children, Family: Matrimonial Finance and Court of Protection: Health and Welfare are recognised, with many individual silks and juniors listed.
30 October 2018
1GC|Family Law is pleased to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2019 edition of Legal 500, with our skills in all forms of children work being highlighted and also our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) as well as modern families, Court of Protection and Community Care being recognised, with many individual members being ranked.
16 October 2018
We are proud to announce that 1GC|Family Law has been shortlisted in 3 categories in this year's Bar Pro Bono Awards.
06 September 2018
We are pleased to announce that 1GC|Family Law have been shortlisted in 2 categories in this years’ Chambers Bar Awards.
03 September 2018
All at 1GC|Family Law would like to welcome our new pupils, William Vaudry and Natalie York.
03 September 2018
We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for “Clerking Team of the Year” at the 2018 Family Law Awards.
31 August 2018
Elizabeth Darlington, along with 7 other leading land law barristers have helped produce a series of videos that explore their involvment in recent seminal land law cases.
26 July 2018
Chambers is delighted to announce that Marlene Cayoun has been appointed as junior counsel to the Infected Blood Inquiry.
03 July 2018
Following a period of expansion, during which time Chambers has grown to over 81 members including 11 silks, an additional Junior Clerking post has been created in order to assist the Clerks’ Room.
29 June 2018
Francesca Wiley QC and Iain Daniels from Ely Place have assisted the family in Kenya for the last 3 years of proceedings.
21 June 2018
1GC|Family Law is delighted to announce that Katherine Dunseath has accepted an offer of tenancy.
09 May 2018
Fareha was called in 1995 and her practice encompasses all areas of Family Law...
02 May 2018
Alev Giz has been shortlisted as a finalist for “Legal Aid Barrister of the year” at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2018.
11 April 2018
We are delighted to welcome Helen Jefferson and Andrew Venables, former members of Hind Court to 1GC|Family Law. We also welcome David McDonald, who joins us as 1st Junior Clerk.
28 February 2018
1GC|Family Law welcome Melissa Elsworth and Annabel Barrons as tenants of Chambers, effective from 1 March 2018...
23 February 2018
Chambers is delighted to congratulate Susan Jacklin QC on her appointment to the Circuit Bench...
14 February 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Louise MacLynn are at the Supreme Court today in the case of Williams v LB of Hackney for the Appellants...
22 January 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Eleri Jones appeared for the successful applicant in a new decision about domicile in respect of international surrogacy applications.
15 January 2018
We are delighted that both Louise MacLynn and Gemma Kelly have been appointed to the Attorney General’s Special Advocate Panel.
21 December 2017
Chambers congratulates Ian Bugg on his appointment to the Circuit Bench. Ian has been a highly valued member of these Chambers over his 11 Years here and has contributed much to the life and work of Chambers, including, for several years, as our Treasurer.
29 November 2017
1 Garden Court are proud to announce we been shortlisted for The Legal 500 UK 2018 awards with the following nominations:
03 November 2017
1 Garden Court are delighted to announce that we have been ranked as a Leading Set in the 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners UK with 23 individual Members of Chambers being listed.
01 November 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that Fran Wiley QC and Andrew Norton QC have qualified as accredited Arbitrators.
11 October 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2017 edition of Legal 500, with our skills in all forms of children work being highlighted but also our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) as well as Court of Protection and Community Care being recognised, with many individual members being ranked.
02 October 2017
Annabel has joined Chambers from 29 Bedford Row and Melissa from QEB.
28 September 2017
Elizabeth was called in 2005 and is an established Family Finance specialist who represents clients in applications for Financial Remedies on divorce, Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and TOLATA claims.
14 September 2017
Andrew Bagchi QC and Frances Orchover were delighted to join a panel of highly experienced experts in Family Law at the MBE Private Children Law Conference 2017, examining a wide range of important and topical issues in relation to private law children work.
29 June 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that in early 2018 we will be moving to exceptional modern, spacious and bespoke premises at 10-11 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
23 May 2017
Chambers is delighted that Nkumbe Ekaney QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge.
03 May 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared pro bono on behalf of the Applicant, instructed by Goodman Ray solicitors who also acted pro bono. Andrew Norton QC appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
28 March 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that Laura Briggs has accepted an offer of tenancy.
24 March 2017
The article continues Christopher’s regular reviews of the more important recent financial remedy cases, this one covering the period from October 2016 to March 2017.
23 February 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Thomas Wilson appeared on behalf of the applicant in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case K)  EWHC 50 (Fam).
22 February 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC led Marlene Cayoun and Georgina Rushworth of Coram Chambers in the Court of Appeal in the matter of Re J (A Child) (Finland) (Habitual Residence)  EWCA Civ 80 about the Court's jurisdiction under Brussels IIA (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003).
06 February 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that Charles Geekie QC & Claire Heppenstall are now accredited Arbitrators.
06 February 2017
Janet Bazley QC and Gavin Smith of 1 Hare Court have been commissioned to write an article for Counsel Magazine on Arbitration.
03 February 2017
Janet Bazley QC, Sarah Morgan QC and Marlene Cayoun appeared in the Court of Appeal case of Re S (A Child)  EWCA Civ 44, a decision relating to findings of fact in a long-running private dispute about a child.
12 January 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce the forthcoming appointment of Sam Momtaz as Queen’s Counsel, taking our tally of Silks to 13. The appointment will be effective on 13 February 2017.
23 December 2016
Chambers is delighted to have been awarded the accolade of Family Law Chambers of the Year at the Jordan’s Family Law Awards 2016.
30 November 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Gemma Kelly represented the child in an application before the President for recognition of her adoption in India and an adoption order under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
06 November 2016
Chambers is delighted to announce the nomination of 1 Garden Court's rising barrister Tom Wilson for the selfless and voluntarily Bar Pro Bono Award 2016.
02 November 2016
Chambers & Partners' UK Bar ranks and recommends the most outstanding sets and barristers throughout the Bar of England and Wales.
02 November 2016
1 Garden Court is proud to be listed and recommended in the Chambers & Partners Guide 2017.
17 October 2016
1 Garden Court is delighted to welcome Olivia Magennis our newest member of chambers. Olivia was called in 2005.
05 October 2016
Tom Wilson appeared pro bono on behalf of the appellant in the case of Re K (A Child)  EWCA Civ 931.
03 October 2016
We are pleased to announce that Luke Eaton has joined chambers as a tenant after successfully completing his pupillage.
14 September 2016
Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been ranked once again as a leading Children Law set in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 and, furthermore, that our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) has been similarly recognised.
13 September 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of the child in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case O)  EWHC 2273 (Fam).
12 September 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of the applicant, Sarah Morgan QC and Lucy Sprinz acted on behalf of the respondent and Charles Geekie QC and Sharon Segal appeared on behalf of the children's guardian in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case L)  EWHC 2266 (Fam).
01 September 2016
We are delighted that our barristers, Deirdre Fottrell QC and Sharon Segal have been shortlisted in the Family Law QC and Family Law Junior categories respectively in this years Jordan’s Family Law Awards and Chambers has been shortlisted for the award of Family Law Chambers of the Year.
01 August 2016
Chambers is delighted to announce that Claire Heppenstall is now an accredited Family Finance Arbitrator.
20 July 2016
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Darren Howe QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge, pursuant to s9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981.
18 July 2016
1 GC is delighted to celebrate the launch, on 18 July 2016, of IFLA’s Scheme for Arbitration in Children Cases.
30 June 2016
Landmark surrogacy case where Ms Justice Russell granted the surrogate mother the the care of the young child (Z) with the biological father and his same sex partner being granted contact every 8 weeks for the next 2 years.
27 June 2016
Chambers is very pleased to announce that Jessica Lee has accepted an offer of tenancy.
22 June 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC acted for the commissioning parents in the case of KB and RJ v RT  EWHC 760
13 April 2016
Keep an eye out for Tom Wilson's article in the April edition of Family Law.
06 April 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Lucy Sprinz appeared on behalf of the applicant parent and Janet Bazley QC and Sharon Segal appeared on behalf of the children's guardian in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case G)  EWHC 729 (Fam)
25 February 2016
Jeni Kavanagh acted as junior counsel in this significant case which considers the link between the Family Law Arbitration Scheme and the Arbitration Act 1996 and how that Statute fits in with s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Agreement cases in family law.
20 January 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC, Sarah Morgan QC and Lucy Sprinz again appeared for the Learning Disabled parents of D a child, a case in which the President’s earlier decisions have attracted considerable media interest.
19 January 2016
Marlene Cayoun has been instructed as Junior Counsel to The Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
11 January 2016
It is with great pleasure that we announce the forthcoming appointment of Andrew Norton as Queen’s Counsel.
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon has appointed 24 Deputy High Court Judges, under section 9(4) of the Senior Courts Act 1981, for a single fixed four-year term.
Janet Bazley QC, one of our joint Heads of Chambers, and Katherine Dunseath have been nominated for Pro Bono QC of the Year and for Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year, respectively.