Financial remedies cases frequently raise the issue of cohabitation after a marriage has ended in cases involving awards for maintenance, whether in the initial proceedings, on appeal or variation applications later, under S31 MCA 1973. Common to them all is, the court determines that issue as one of the relevant factors in the case. Where … Continue reading
An Important Matter arising from last week’s Kent Family Justice Board Seminar: The Kent and Medway Family Drug & Alcohol Court Having attended the Family Justice Board Seminar last week and with the permission of District Judge Batey, it seemed to me that it might be helpful to highlight for all what appear to be … Continue reading
In today’s judgment of Re N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction)  EWCA Civ 1112 the President of the Family Division has an important message for family practitioners but, particularly, for local authorities. From paragraphs 157 to 171 he provided a tour de force of the problems with s.20 and the best practice that should be followed. … Continue reading
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.