We take great pleasure in announcing that four more members of Chambers are now qualified as IFLA Arbitrators. Philip Perrins, Penelope Clapham and Elizabeth Darlington have all qualified to handle financial matters and Doushka Krish and Olivia Magennis are qualified in children matters.
Doushka Krish Doushka specialises in cases concerning children. She acts in both public and private law, and cases with an international element. In public law she represents parents, local authorities and guardians. She has particular experience in complex care cases which involve serious injury, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.
Philip Perrins’ main area of expertise is acting for spouses or other third parties in matrimonial finance applications and in related preliminary issue hearings, including issues as to beneficial ownership of assets and the parties’ marital status. Philip has experience of contested applications where there are allegations of non-disclosure; where one party fails to engage in the proceedings; cases concerning complex financial structures, trusts and alleged ‘shams’; disputes as to the beneficial ownership of property; and in cases where there is an international dimension, including disputed jurisdiction and enforcement applications.
Penny Clapham is regularly instructed by clients in financial remedy matters. She has considerable experience in high-net-worth claims involving complex business structures, trusts, offshore assets and international property as well as in more modest asset cases. She has advised and represented clients in international disputes involving jurisdiction and forum, financial relief after an overseas divorce (Part III claims) and international child maintenance obligations.
Olivia Magennis specialises in the law as it relates to children, acts in all levels of court and has appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Olivia has considerable experience of the application of human rights law to children law cases, in particular claims for declarations and/or damages made against Local Authorities. In the private law field she has extensive experience of complex child arrangements disputes, and is regularly instructed in intractable cases as well as having experience being instructed on behalf of the child. Olivia was appointed as a Recorder in 2015.
Elizabeth Darlington specialises in property and family finance cases. Her practice focuses on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown (whether marriage or cohabitation) and property disputes between family members generally. Elizabeth practices in both the chancery and family jurisdictions. She is recognised as an expert in applications involving cohabitees (including under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989). She regularly appears in both the Business and Property Court and the Family Court.
This wonderful news continues to strengthen the 1GC Family Law arbitration offering. We are now proud to boast a total of 9 tenants and two door tenants who provide arbitration services, six for children, three for financial remedies and two who are dual qualified.
To learn more about arbitration at 1GC visit our arbitration page.