Written by: Byron James | Published in Family Law Week
FOURTEEN’s Chris Miller will be speaking once again at a seminar for the White Paper Company, this time in relation to the developments in the law relating to the instruction of experts in family proceedings. Chris’ talk focuses on the amendment to PD25, FPR 2010 and considers the way in which courts are applying these changes, including where neither party is able to fund the instruction of an expert but the court deems that such evidence is necessary.
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Application to oppose an application for adoption. Pauffley J refuses the application on the basis that there is insufficient evidence of a change in circumstances
We are delighted that eight of our barristers have been individually ranked in the 2015 edition of Chambers & Partners, as well as being recognised as a Tier 3 set for Children Law. The directory reports that "Fourteen is a set that has done more than most in the recent past to adapt itself to the challenges facing the Family Bar. Over the last couple of years it has hired a number of individuals from rival sets and taken on new pupils in order to revivify itself. In 2014 it also undertook a rebrand, changing its name and improving its website. Accordingly, it can look forward to the future with confidence. The set is best known for its handling of complex public and private law children cases, but it does also have a significant amount of members handling finance matters. It also has a successful Court of Protection team and a growing international children team". For children law, Head of Chambers, Sarah Forster, is praised for being "thoroughly professional and is very calm and in control in court", whilst Camille Habboo is recognised as being "extremely thorough [with] an outwardly gentle approach to cross-examination that yields brilliant results". Others say that Camille is "really human and good with the clients". Christopher Miller is "a dream to work with as he's highly conscientious" and Damian Stuart is recognised for being "extremely hard-working, very fair and very good on his feet. He's always well prepared". Associate member, Sarah Pope, receives praise for being "very approachable, very good with the client, and she produces very good paperwork. Very gutsy, she always puts the clients' interests first"; others report that "she reads everything in detail and is very persuasive in front of a judge". In matrimonial finance, Michael Glaser is recognised for being "robust and tenacious when he needs to be and...quite dogged at pursuing points. I've been in cases where he's performed far better than silks ten years his senior. He's a very good lateral thinker too, and will find a way round a problem". Patricia Roberts has "an excellent client manner, and comes over as being sensitive and understanding. At the same time, she can be tough in court, and she generally achieves very good results for clients". Gillon Cameron receives praise for being " very well prepared and isn't ruffled by judges or benches being fairly direct with him" whilst others say that he is "very good at calming down an irrational opponent or an anxious client". By no means least, our clerks receive well-deserved praise once again this year, with feedback from the market that "Head clerk Geoff Carr comes back with solutions and just sorts things out". To read our entry in full, please click here