Saiqa Chaudhry in Court of Appeal

Saiqa Chaudhry appeared successfully in the Court of Appeal last week in a hearing which resulted in the matter being remitted for rehearing. See the BBC News story here.


Kayleigh Long Appointed as Deputy District Judge

Kayleigh Long

New Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Kayleigh Long has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Kayleigh will start sitting from August 2019. The appointment is part-time and so Kayleigh will continue her busy practice in family law.


EVENT, 17.4.19: Nisa-Nashim Sisters In Law - Is Surrogacy Recognised in Jewish Law?

Nisa-Nashim, the name coming from both the Islamic and Hebrew words for 'women', is an organisation of Muslim and Jewish women who came together initially as a friendship group to support each other against increasing Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. The aim is to encourage Muslim and Jewish women to form meaningful personal relationships, while benefiting the wider society in which we live.

Elissa Da Costa-Waldman and Raisa Saley have taken the initiative to start an occupation group, hence the name 'Sisters in Law'. The religions of Islam and Judaism have much in common given that they come from the same root, and as lawyers the diferent ways in which we adhere to the same laws, for example, circumcision, modesty, dietary laws and laws on lending money, to name but a few, are fascinating and well worth exploring to further our knowledge and understanding of each other.

In this talk, barrister, Bianca Jackson, considers whether a child born via surrogacy to Jewish parents would be recognised as Jewish under Jewish Law. Please join Elissa, Raisa and other members of Nisa-Nashim for an evening of interesting discussion and networking.

Tickets cost £8.00 and are available from Event Brite.

Date And Time

Wed, 17 April 2019, 18:00 – 19:30

Location

Coram Chambers

9-11 Fulwood Place

London

WC1V 6HG


Christopher Poole represents Local Authority in committal proceedings reported in the Guardian

Joint Head of Chambers, Christopher Poole, recently represented a Local Authority in committal proceedings reported by the Guardian newspaper.

Mr Justice Hayden decided not to imprison the "bullying and bombastic" mother, who had attended her son's parents evening, despite previous orders for her not to contact her son, but refused to recuse himself. The mother stated that she was entitled to attend the parents evening under the terms of a previous order.


Pupillage Applications for 2019 Now Open

Chambers is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for pupillage, to commence in October 2019, via the Pupillage Gateway.

The submissions window will close at 11.00am on 7 February 2019, following which we will consider all applications before offering interviews.


Child Case Management Practice - Sabrina Polak

Sabrina Polak has contributed to the 3rd edition of 'Child Case Management Practice' which was published on 6 November 2018 by Family Law Lexis Nexis.

The publication is a practical manual on the Public Law Outline, generating best practice case management documents and providing synopses of the law for all the major applications.

It is designed for use by the judiciary, barristers, solicitors, legal executives, CAFCASS, local authorities, guardians, the Ministry of Justice, experts and the Legal Services Commission.

A handbook for the busy practitioner and judge, designed to provide core skeleton arguments for the most common – and some less common – children applications” - Law Society Gazette


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.

 

 


Christopher Poole & Giles Bain Ranked in Legal 500

We are delighted that Christopher Poole and Giles Bain have been ranked in the 2019 edition of Legal 500.

Chris is described as having "a charming manner in court, which is highly effective."

Giles is "an experienced advocate with a calm courtroom manner."


Sam Prout Joins Chambers

Congratulations to Sam Prout who, having successfully completed pupillage in chambers, joins us as our newest tenant. We wish Sam all the very best with his future career at the Bar.


Nisa-Nashim - Launch of Jewish Muslim Women's Network

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Nisa-Nashim, the Jewish Muslim Women's Network, ahead of the launch event on 15 November 2018 at New Court Chambers.

Nisa-Nashim, the name coming from both the Islamic and Hebrew words for ‘women’, is an organisation of Muslim and Jewish women who came together initially as a friendship group to support each other against increasing Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. 

The aim is to encourage Muslim and Jewish women to form meaningful personal relationships, while benefiting the wider society in which they live.

There are many such groups countrywide, however Raisa Saley and Elissa Da Costa-Waldman, both members of New Court, have taken the initiative to start an occupation group, hence the name ‘Sisters in Law’, joined in chambers by Sabrina Polak and Saiqa Chaudhry.

The religions of Islam and Judaism have much in common given that they come from the same root, and as lawyers the different ways in which we adhere to the same laws, for example, circumcision, modesty, dietary laws and laws on lending money, to name but a few, are fascinating and well worth exploring to further our knowledge and understanding of each other.

If you are interested in attending the Nisa-Nashim launch event on 15 November 2018, 6.00pm-7.30pm at New Court Chambers, please email rsaley@newcourtchambers.com, by 5 October 2018, heading your email ‘Sisters in Law’ to express your interest.

We look forward very much to hearing from you.