New Court Covid-19 Bulletin

The Family Court is having to adapt rapidly to the challenges presented by the recent public health crisis, as are those of us who work within it. Here we draw together members of chambers’ recent experience of remote hearings, references to the current guidance for family practitioners and a summary of what New Court Chambers can offer to facilitate remote hearings and conferences.

Re I - Three New Court Members Appear in Court of Appeal

Leslie Samuels QC, Kyri Lefteri and Saiqa Chaudhry all appeared recently in the Court of Appeal recently on a successful appeal considering the use of Child Assessment Orders.

The case report can be found here and there is an interesting commentary on the decision via the Suesspicious Minds blog.

November 2019 Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter features articles from Matthew Burman on recent updates on Deprivation of Liberty cases, Katherine Couper with the Quarterly Court of Protection update, Sam Prout on withholding information from other parties and Kezia Kernighan looking at post-adoption contact.

To read this edition of the newsletter please click below:

November 2019 Newsletter

New Members - Kezia Kernighan and Niamh Daly

Following successful completion of their pupillages, we are delighted that Kezia Kernighan and Niamh Daly have accepted offers of tenancy in chambers with effect from 7 October 2019.

June 2019 Newsletter

The New Court Newsletter returns this month with a brand new editor, Jemimah Hendrick.

This edition of our newsletter features articles from Robert Wilkinson on the increasing use of Deprivation of Liberty orders, Wing Yan Chan on wellbeing in the legal profession and pupil Niamh Daly on relinquished babies as well as the latest news and developments within chambers. We hope you enjoy it.

New Court Ranked Again in Chambers & Partners 2019

Chambers has again been recognised as a leading set for family law in the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners.

New Court "houses a range of barristers proficient in disputes involving both children and financial remedy matters. Members act in a wide range of serious public law issues, representing guardians as well as the local authority in cases of abuse and non-accidental injury, including those involving complex medical evidence. New Court Chambers also fields strength across the private law spectrum, and has members with expertise in TOLATA and Schedule 1 cases."

In addition, Christopher Poole (family: children), Giles Bain (family: children) and Sally Jackson (family: children and matrimonial finance) are ranked again as leading individuals and for the first time Philippa Jenkins (family: children) is recognised in the directory.



London Legal Walk 2018

The 2018 London Legal Walk is fast approaching and once again New Court will be pounding the streets with thousands of other lawyers in support of legal advice centres. We would love to beat last year’s total of £1640. If you would like to sponsor us please visit Virgin Money Giving page.

For more details on the charities supported by the London Legal Walk, please visit the London Legal Support Trust.

March 2018 Newsletter

The February 2018 edition of the New Court Newsletter is now available. Alyssa Howard provides a comprehensive update on recent private law children cases, while pupil Meredith Major considers some of the pitfalls of FDR hearings. Robert Wilkinson rounds up the latest news from chambers including reported cases, charitable exploits, parties and new babies!

Welcome to Jemimah Hendrick


Chambers is delighted that Jemimah Hendrick has accepted an offer of tenancy after successful completion of her pupillage with New Court.

Jemimah practices in all areas of family law including public and private law children proceedings, financial relief and TOLATA. Jemimah also undertakes work in the Court of Protection. Jemimah appears for local authorities, parents and children’s guardians and has appeared in front of all levels of tribunal from Magistrates to the High Court.

We wish her the very best in her career with us.

September 2017 Newsletter


The September 2017 edition of our Newsletter, New Court News, is now available.

To download your copy, just click the link below:

New Court Chambers Newsletter September 2017

This edition includes the following articles:

  • New Court News by Robert Wilkinson
  • Nisa-Nashim, Sisters in Law by Elissa Da Costa-Waldman and Raisa Saley
  • Ehlers-Danlos Disease – A Unique Case Study by Giles Bain
  • The Evolution of the Human Rights Claim in Part IV Proceedings by Laura Harrington

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