New barrister joins the Fenners team

New barrister joins the Fenners team

New barrister joins the Fenners team

We are delighted to welcome Aelred Hookway​ to chambers.

Aelred is a highly experienced barrister having spent over 30 years specialising in all aspects of family law, public law, private law children and finance.

In addition, Aelred has presented many seminars on various aspects of children law and has appeared in a number of reported cases.

Read Aelred’s full profile here.

Upcoming Webinar: Family Law Act Injunctions – Best Practice

Fenners Chambers is pleased to announce our second webinar of the 2024 series, “Family Law Act Injunctions – Best Practice”, taking place on the 15th of February 2024 at 4:30 pm (1 hour, 1 CPD)

In the realm of family law, understanding the practicalities of obtaining protection against domestic abuse is crucial. This webinar aims to provide valuable insights into making clear applications supported by the best evidence.

Speakers:

Judge Gordon-Saker: Cambridgeshire DFJ

Sally Gore and Lisa Hannant: Fenners Chambers

An update from Domestic Abuse Alliance and the Police

This webinar is a collaborative effort with the Local Family Justice Boards of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire; a must-attend for legal practitioners, social workers, and professionals involved in family law.

To secure your spot, register here via Zoom. 

Upcoming Webinar:  Assessing and Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties in Care Proceedings

Join us for the inaugural webinar of our 2024 series, focusing on the critical topic of “Assessing and Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties in Care Proceedings”, taking place on the 1st of February 2024, starting at 4:30 pm (1 Hour, 1CPD credit).

In this informative webinar, our expert speakers will delve into the complexities of providing support to parents with learning difficulties within the context of care proceedings. Key themes to be addressed include the role of adult social care for parents with learning disabilities when a child is no longer in their care, and best practices for assessing parents with learning disabilities, featuring valuable insights on the PAMS and Parent Assess models.

Speakers:

HHJ Liza Gordon-Saker: Cambridge and Peterborough DFJ

Sarah Seekins: Independent Social Worker

Mary Baginsky: Researcher, Kings College, London

In collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Local Family Justice Board, this webinar promises to be an invaluable resource for legal professionals, social workers, and anyone involved in care proceedings.

To secure your spot, register here via Zoom.

In honour of our friend and colleague, Araba Taylor

In honour of our friend and colleague, Araba Taylor

In honour of our friend and colleague, Araba Taylor

Chambers is saddened to announce the sudden death of our beloved friend and colleague Araba Taylor.

As well as being an outstanding advocate, Araba was a kind, loving, generous and joyful person.  She will be deeply missed by everyone in Chambers.

We are all struggling to deal with her sudden loss, but thank all the members of the Legal community who have extended their condolences and best wishes at this time.

Our thoughts go out to her family at this difficult time.  She will be sadly missed.

Fenners welcomes new barrister

Fenners welcomes new barrister

Fenners welcomes new barrister

We are delighted to welcome Penny Van Spall to chambers.

Penny Van Spall is an experienced child law practitioner specialising in both public and private law proceedings. With a background as a social worker and probation officer, Penny brings empathy and clear advice to cases where mental health issues and capacity require a carefully considered approach.

We are glad to have you as part of the team, Penny!

Read Penny’s profile here.