QUARTERLY DIGEST PRIVATE LAW Disclosure Lancashire County Council v A, B, and Z (A Child Fact Finding Hearing Police Disclosure)  EWHC 1819 (Fam) 25th July 2018 Knowles J This was a fact-finding hearing following the death of a child whilst in both parents’ care. During the trial, it became clear that the police held … 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
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“MCA”) introduced a framework for assessing mental capacity, enabling the court to assist persons who lack capacity to manage their affairs by taking decisions or by appointing decision-makers to act on their behalf. MCA is not retrospective and not relevant in considering the validity of wills made prior to 1 April … 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.
This case involved two parties who had married in 2000 and subsequently separated in 2010. The marriage produced one child who continued to reside with the wife. On 10th December 2012, a final financial remedy order was made dividing the capital unequally in the wife’s favour in order to enable her to purchase accommodation for … Continue reading
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.