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November 15, 2023
Private Law Children Update 2023 – Nicola Holland and Suzanne Kelly Topics – Case Law Update & Parental Alienation Public Law Update – Dominique Gillan & Christine Julien Topics – Disclosure of information in care proceedings to police / CPS and update. Financial Remedies Update, November 2023 – Hannah McSorley & Andrew Austin. Topics –...
October 5, 2023
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500.   George Coates – ‘George heads up the practice and is highly regarded for his excellent track record of handling high-value matrimonial finance cases.’ Christine Julien – ‘Christine has real attention to...
June 20, 2023
By Kane Deitsch NOTE: the United Kingdom, at the time of this article’s writing in June 2023, has had its bid to re-join the 2007 Lugano Convention rejected by the European Commission. If and when the UK’s application is successful, the legal framework surrounding the enforcement of maintenance orders will change substantially from the position...
January 27, 2023
By Dominique Gillan It is common practice for courts to permit persons located outside the jurisdiction of the court to give oral evidence by video or telephone. In fact, this procedure is governed by (family cases) FPR, PD22A Annex 3 and (civil cases) CPR PD32 Annex 3. There is also further Presidential Guidance issued following...
September 30, 2022
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500.   George Coates – ‘George is supremely experienced and a solid tactician. He has a reassuring manner and a keen eye for detail.’ Claire Shrimpton – ‘Claire is very approachable and...
December 2, 2021
Family finance 2021 – George Coates & Hannah McSorley TOLATA 2021 – Rowan Morton & Hannah McSorley Children Public Law update 2021 – Dominique Gillan & Suzanne Kelly Private Law Children update 2021 – Nicola Holland & Andrew Austin Tenancies and Covid – an end of year review Laura Smallwood – November 2021 Removing Executors...
May 4, 2020
  By Christine Julien The Family Courts, like the rest of the county has struggled to move quickly in the current climate. Given the urgent nature of public law hearings, the courts have striven to keep the wheels of justice turning. However, the balance between the welfare of children, to have their proceedings determined without...
November 6, 2019
You may be able to consult with a Barrister directly, without the need to first engage the services of a solicitor. The advantage is that for the right cases, you can save both time and considerable expense by going direct as you are only paying one lawyer instead of two. Contact our clerks today to...
October 2, 2019
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500. George Coates – “A strong advocate in Court who delivers robust advice when needed.” Fiona Griffin – ” A safe pair of hands who puts clients at ease” Claire...
August 21, 2019
LUKE TRIM Both family and civil practitioners will be familiar with claims under Tolata between ex-cohabitees who seek a declaration of the beneficial shares owned in a property. The approach to dealing with such applications was set out extensively in Stack v Dowden[1], and in many cases a great deal will turn upon the intention...
July 11, 2019
TLATA: Disputes relating to co-owners or co-occupiers Date: Thursday 10 October 2019 Time: 6.00-8.00 pm Place: The Hotel Novotel, Friar Street, Reading Cost: Free CPD: 1.5 points Our Guildford version of this event was oversubscribed with over 70 attendees, so get in early to secure you place. We had some great feedback from delegates: “Thank...
December 20, 2017
Guildford Chambers will close at 5 pm on 22 December 2017. Chambers will be open between 9am-11am on the 28th and 29th December 2017. Chambers will return to normal opening hours from 2 January 2018. In an emergency, the clerk’s mobile numbers are available on the website. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy...

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