Vacancy for 3rd Six Pupillage (Deadline 21.8.20)

New Court Chambers invites applications for a third six pupillage, commencing in October 2020.

Please visit our Pupillage page for more details.

"Don't Go To Court" - ADR during a Pandemic

Many of us have been conducting remote hearings during the pandemic but this is the tip of the iceberg of cases, with many just becoming part of an enormous backlog of cases that will not see the light of day until next year, nor will there be closure for our clients,  unless we rethink how we can resolve cases without the long wait for a court hearing.  Watch a short video presentation from Elissa Da Costa-Waldman on all the forms of Non-Court Dispute Resolution New Court Chambers is able to offer  in order to help you progress satisfactory outcomes for your clients.

June 2020 Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter features articles from Sam Prout on the key features of 'the new normal' in family law, Niamh Daly sets out changes in legislation as a result of Covid-19, Saiqa Chaudhry and Kiran Channa consider hybrid hearings and what this means for fair hearings, Katelyn Gottschling sets out the cardinal rules for committals and Elissa Da Costa-Waldman reports back on a recent ADR conference.

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June 2020 New Court Newsletter

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.

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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.