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.
14 August 2019
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of a non-party foster carer in a successful application to terminate the appointment of a Children’s Guardian within care proceedings concerning a child placed in her care.
12 August 2019
Sharon Segal acted pro bono on behalf of the Applicants, and Deirdre Fottrell QC acted on behalf of the children, through the children’s guardian, in this case concerning the circumstances in which the court will make a Parental Order...
08 July 2019
1GC Family Law is delighted to announce that Elpha LeCointe will join Chambers with immediate effect.
08 July 2019
We are pleased to welcome back Susan George to 1GC Family Law.
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.
02 May 2019
Oliver Woolley has recently returned to Chambers after spending the last eighteen months living and working in New York City and has written this short blog upon his return.
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.
19 March 2019
We are delighted to announce that Andrew Bagchi QC and Malcolm Chisholm will be serving on the committee of the newly formed Court of Protection Bar Association.
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.
24 January 2019
Thursday 24th January 2019
6.00pm - 8.00pm
At 1GC| Family Law, 10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
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.
29 November 2018
We are delighted to announce that the 1GClFamily Law clerking team was awarded the accolade “Clerking Team of the Year” at the 2018 Family Law Awards.
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.
25 October 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Deirdre Fottrell QC won the “Advocate Bar Pro Bono QC” of the year award at last night’s annual 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
1GC|Family Law welcome Lucy Maxwell and Anna Lavelle as tenants of Chambers following successful completion of their pupillage.
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.
09 July 2018
On the 25th June Francesca Wiley QC chaired the AGM for Families Need Fathers.
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.
24 May 2018
Towards the end of last year, Oliver travelled to New York City, taking time away from Chambers, with the goal of being able to gain exposure to the workings and functioning of a US family law system...
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
Helen was called in 2000 and her practice encompasses all areas of Family Law with a particular emphasis on Matrimonial Finance...
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...
01 February 2018
The independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales has been published today. The review was chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, who was supported by a panel of experts including Sam Momtaz QC.
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.
05 December 2017
Chambers is delighted to have been awarded Family and Children Set of the Year at the Legal 500 2018 Awards.
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.
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.
04 September 2017
We are delighted to announce the following nominations for the 2017 Family Law Awards; Janet Bazley QC for Family Law QC of the Year and Tom Wilson for Family Law Young Barrister of the Year.
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.
07 April 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Richard Jones in the first case where surrogate retains child.
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
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.
27 January 2017
Mark Ablett, one of our pupil Barristers, has an article on a new approach to Costs in Financial Remedy proceedings published in Family Law Week.
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.
17 November 2016
Charles Geekie QC and Gemma Kelly successfully appealed on behalf of a local authority in the Court of Appeal in Re W (a child) 2016 EWCA Civ 1140.
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.
19 October 2016
1 Garden Court is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 'Family Set of the Year’ and Janet Bazley QC 'Family Silk of the Year' at The Legal 500 Awards 2017.
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.
20 September 2016
Chambers is delighted to announce the nomination of 1 Garden Court's renowned barrister Deirdre Fottrell QC in the Family category for Silk of the Year.
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.
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.
01 July 2016
Chambers is delighted to announce that Nkumbe Ekaney QC, previously a door tenant, has accepted an offer of full tenancy.
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
26 May 2016
1 Garden Court would like to congratulate Sam Momtaz for being appointed on to the Independent Review Panel on Sharia Law launched today by the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP.
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.
27 January 2016
Janet Bazley QC, Charles Geekie QC, Sarah Morgan QC, Andrew Bagchi QC and Claire Heppenstall have all be notified that they are to be included in the 5th Edition of 'Best Lawyers in the UK,' recognising their expertise in the field of Family Law.
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.
In a case heard in the Court of Appeal, B (Secure Accommodation Order), Re (Rev 1)  EWCA Civ 2025 Denise Gilling was part of the legal team who acted on behalf of the intervenors concerning an appeal refusing a secure accommodation order for a fifteen year old girl. The case is an important decision which comprehensively analyses the law pertaining to secure accommodation orders.
Chambers congratulates Deirdre Fottrell QC on her recognition as Family Silk of the Year 2019 by Chambers and Partners UK. The award was announced at the Chambers UK Bar Awards on 31st Oct 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.
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.
Laura Briggs represented the family of British children who were orphaned and had been located in Syria. The children have subsequently been returned to the UK.
The Court of Appeal clarifies that the inherent jurisdiction is not available where the 1996 Hague Convention applies. Deirdre Fottrell QC and Eleri Jones acted for the successful appellant in Re I-L  EWCA Civ 1956.
Francesca Wiley QC acted successfully on behalf of the Applicant Father and Elpha Le Cointe appeared on behalf of the NYAS Guardian in a case of suspended residence transfer and parental alienation. Since the judgment, the children have enjoyed equal time with their father and mother as stated in the Order.
Tom Wilson acted for the children in PQ v RS and others (Legal Parenthood: Written Consent)  EWFC 65, which concerned consent to legal parenthood.
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.
Judgment has now made public in the case of AA & 25 Ors (Children) (Rev 2)  EWFC 64.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has today reported to Her Majesty that the appeal in the matter of C v C should be dismissed. Deirdre Fottrell QC and Eleri Jones were part of the respondent’s successful team. This is an interesting private international law case about recognition of foreign orders and concepts of parentage under the children law in Jersey in relation to financial provision for children.
Sam Momtaz QC acted on behalf of foster carers who were seeking to adopt the subject child. Mr Justice Francis gave important guidance on what a Local Authority must do when seeking to obtain the birth parents consent to adoption.
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.
Family Law Week has reported that the Privy Council will promulgate its judgment in the cases of C v C on Thursday, 31 October 2019.