"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

Chambers & Partners 2020

New Court Chambers has been ranked again by Chambers & Partners as a leading set for family law in the 2020 edition of its directory.

Chambers was described as "a highly professional and flexible set with barristers who have the skills to deal with all areas of child protection. They always go over and above what's expected of them and provide an excellent service."

We are also delighted that Christopher Poole (family: children), Giles Bain (family: children), Sally Jackson (family: matrimonial finance), Andrew Shaw (family: children), Sam Wallace (family: children) and Philippa Jenkins (family: children) are all individually ranked.


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.

Welcome to our New Pupils

We are delighted to welcome two new pupils to chambers, who begin their 12-month pupillages from 7 October 2019.

Kiran Channa has previously worked as a senior paralegal specialising in high net worth financial remedies and private children law. She also spent 3 months volunteering at The Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town, where she specialised in advocating for the equal treatment of women in South Africa.

Katelyn Gottschling previously worked as a family law paralegal at two firms, assisting in a wide range of children cases (public, private and international) as well as high net worth financial remedies and private children law. Katelyn has also volunteered with the BPP Family Legal Advice Clinic, The School Exclusion Project and as a McKenzie Friend.

New Court Hosts HASTE Charity Quiz

On 12 September 2019 New Court hosted a special pub quiz at The Devereaux Pub in favour of the HASTE charity.

HASTE supports the building of schools, and educating of children, in Africa. The charity is one that has been supported by Sam Wallace of New Court for many years, running numerous marathons and raising thousands in the process.

We were delighted to be joined by friends and colleagues, including charity founder HHJ Judith Hughes QC. The evening was a huge success, raising over £400.


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.