In a terse and succinct judgment approved by the President, Mr Justice Mostyn has made it clear that the Family Court has the power to order one party to indemnify the other in respect of a mortgage liability (CH v WH  EWHC 2379). In CH v WH  EWHC 2379 the parties owned two … Continue reading
This is a question I am asked quite regularly, by clients anxious about contact, despite the efforts they have made to achieve an acceptable Child Arrangements Order. There are a number of ways that I seek to reassure them. Enforcement of Orders There are a number of provisions set out within ss11I-11P of the Children … Continue reading
In my experience the answer to this is a resounding “Yes”. Round-table meetings have become increasingly popular over the past few years, although it is less clear whether this is due to an increased emphasis on a collaborative approach or down to the current court listing difficulties. To take part in round-table meetings you do … Continue reading
In September 2017, the 14th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases were published. This new addition has been updated to take into account inflation since the 13th Edition (which was published September 2015). The award across all categories has been increased in line with the … 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
It is easy to get so used to the ‘standard’ procedure for financial provision claims that little attention is given to the accelerated procedure when a variation application comes around. It often happens that the parties – and the court – fall into the usual routine of extensive disclosure, questionnaires and, inevitably, cost. But a … Continue reading
It is common practice for married, or even unmarried, couples to enter into what are commonly referred to as mirror wills, the usual format being that they will each leave their respective estate to the other on death and thereafter to any children they may have should the other predecease them. In the event that … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Sam Davis has started his Pupillage with Chambers.