We are delighted to welcome Nicole Jennings who started her pupillage on the 1st April 2019.
A vacancy has arisen for a third six pupil with the opportunity to apply for a full tenancy during or at the conclusion of the pupillage. The successful applicant will be joining a friendly and modern set, with a collegiate atmosphere and a forward-thinking approach. Becket Chambers offers an attractive combination of high quality work … Continue reading
We are pleased to welcome Charlotte Eastman who has recently joined the Clerking team.
We are pleased to be ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2019 Bar guide. Both Christopher Wall and Louisa Adamson have been individually ranked for Family/Matrimonial. Louisa Adamson A highly experienced family lawyer and mediator who is particularly esteemed for her work in public law children cases, including care and adoption proceedings. She acts for a … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that we have been recommended as a leading regional set in the Legal 500, 2018 guide. “Family law is the keystone area of expertise at Becket Chambers; members represent local authorities, children, guardians and parents in TOLATA cases, family finance matters and public and private children law, with an increase … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce Jane Carter has accepted an invitation to join Chambers, Jane is an experienced family barrister specialising in Family Finance and Private Law children matters.
We are delighted to announce that Samuel Davis has accepted an offer to join Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage. Samuel will accept instructions in all of Chambers core practice areas. To book Samuel or for more information about his practice, please contact the Clerks on 01227 786331.
We are pleased to announce that Cara Radford has started her 12 month pupillage with Chambers.
Holly Coates is now on maternity leave until October 2019. Please contact the clerks on 01227 786331 with any queries you may have.
We are please to announce that Paul Tapsell and Rachel Baker will be presenting a seminar in Canterbury and Eastbourne. This seminar will cover the following topics: Employee, Worker or Self-Employed; Management Professionals, Shepherds and the Gig-Economy Discrimination Claims: A Practical Overview Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7FG – 15th May 2018 at 3.45pm The View Hotel, Grand Parade, … Continue reading
We are please to announce that Kevin Jackson and Sandria Murkin will be presenting a Seminar in Canterbury. This seminar covers a range of topics involving hair strand drug testing within Family Children Act Proceedings. Venue: Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7FG – 26 April 2018 at 3.45pm Places are limited and should be booked early to … Continue reading
We are please to announce that Holly Coates, Sophie Gray and John Nee will be presenting a Family Finance Seminar in Sussex. This seminar covers a range of topics within Family Finance Proceedings, which is due to take place at: The View Hotel, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4DN – 16 April 2018 at 3.45pm Places are limited and … Continue reading
Chambers are pleased to announce that we have been recommended as a leading regional set in the Legal 500, 2017 guide. Becket Chambers is best known for its family practice, with expertise in public and private children law, TOLATA work and family finance matters. Members act for the children, parents and guardians, as well as local … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Sam Davis has started his Pupillage with Chambers.
Marie Crawford and Gayle Ashley will be presenting a seminar at the View Hotel, Eastbourne on 20th September 2017 from 3.45pm. This seminar will cover a range of topics within Family Children Act proceedings, please contact email@example.com for more information or to book a place.
Marie Crawford’s article “Big Changes in Children’s Cases where Domestic Abuse is an Issue: New Practice Direction 12 J” has been published in Family Law Week. Mr. Justice Cobb’s review of PD12 J has been completed and significant changes have been proposed. If the recommendations are adopted (which is likely), domestic violence will be required … Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome Rosie Ellis and Holly May who have joined the Admin Support team in Canterbury.
As part of our on-going programme we will be holding the following 2 hour seminar at the View Hotel Eastbourne on the 27th March 2017 and Canterbury Innovation Centre on 28th March 2017. Speakers are Holly Coates and Dean Thistle. Places are limited so please contact Paul Eaton, Senior Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or to book a … Continue reading
Louisa Adamson, Holly Coates and Christopher Wall attended the Kent Family Justice Conference on 23rd November 2016, each giving a talk on the various options within ADR. The talks were very well received by the audience, which included Solicitors, Barristers, Judges and Social Workers.
Chambers are proud to announce that both Louisa Adamson and Christopher Wall have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners Guide 2017 under Family/Matrimonial (South East). Louisa Adamson A highly experienced family lawyer and mediator who is particularly esteemed for her work in public law children cases, including care and adoption proceedings. She is adept at dealing with cases involving parents … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Lavinia Glover has accepted an invitation to join Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage. Lavinia will continue to practice in all of Chambers core areas.
Chambers are pleased to announce that we have been recommended as a leading set in the Legal 500 2016 guide. “Experienced in all areas of family law, Becket Chambers is ‘extremely easy to work with – helpful, supportive and committed’. Members are active in public and private law children matters, family injunctions, divorce and financial … Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome Pat Messer who has recently joined Chambers as Administration Assistant. Pat will be based at our Eastbourne annexe.
We are pleased to announce that Christopher Wall has qualified as an Arbitrator through the Family Law Arbitration scheme by which family financial remedy disputes may be dealt with by arbitration. Christopher is now a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is the only barrister practising from a chambers in Kent qualified to … Continue reading
Philip Newton has qualified as an Arbitrator through the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme (‘the Children Scheme’), by which private law children disputes may be dealt with by arbitration. Philip is currently the only Barrister qualified as a children arbitrator practising in Kent.
Save the date. We will be running another civil seminar on 16th November 2016 (Eastbourne) and 18th November 2016 (Canterbury). Details to follow in due course.
Marie Crawford’s most recent article has been published in Family Law Week, it considers the disconnection between theory and practice in making applications to adduce expert evidence.
We are delighted to announce that Rachel Baker has accepted an offer to join Becket Chambers from 31st May 2016. Prior to joining Chambers Rachel worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS.
Chambers is proud to annouce that Holly Coates and Paul Tapsell have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners Guide 2016 under Local Government. Chambers has also been ranked as a Leading Set. THE SET Canterbury-based Becket Chambers operates across Kent and Sussex, and acts for a variety of clients, although it is best recognised for its work on behalf of local … Continue reading
Chambers are proud to annouce that both Louisa Adamson and Christopher Wall have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners Guide 2016 under Family/Matrimonial (South East). Louisa Adamson focuses on children and financial remedy matters and is highly experienced in care proceedings, disputes concerning physical and sexual abuse and residence disputes. She also undertakes financial disputes concerning property, assets … Continue reading
We are pleased to welcome Jessica Brown to Chambers support staff. Jessica will be based at our Eastbourne annexe.
We are delighted to announce that Gayle Ashley has accepted an offer to join Becket Chambers from 2nd November 2015. Gayle was previously an in house advocate at Gerard Maye Legal.