Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rex Howling QC & Richard Balchin Join Trinity Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Rex Howling, QC has joined Trinity Chambers as a door tenant. We also welcome the return of Richard Balchin as a full member of Chambers.
Rex Howling, QC
Rex is well known and highly regarded for his work across the spectrum of family law, which has often involved his acting in reported care proceedings and high value financial remedy claims. He also retains a civil practice. As well as being direct access trained, Rex Is an accredited mediator, a collaborative lawyer and an early neutral evaluator.
Richard Balchin
Richard will be known to many of our clients having previously been with Trinity Chambers before his departure to London. Having recently re-joined as a door tenant, we are delighted at his decision to take a full tenancy with us. Richard’s focus is on matrimonial finance, cohabitation and civil l…

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The new East London Family Court; Some Thoughts

I have always enjoyed visiting Canary Wharf. The dramatic ‘new’ that has arisen from the ashes of the ‘old’. Some of the architecture is gorgeous. So, I was looking forward to my first visit to the new court at Westferry Circus.
Travel to the new East London Family Court
I paid my train fare with my credit card. However on the journey I started thinking about wider issues. The fare would amount to a sizeable ‘chunk’ of the weekly income of many of those who use the family courts.
The principle of having local courts, be they county courts or magistrates’ courts, has been one of the corner-stones of our system of justice for centuries. Sadly, we have witnessed over the last few years, the closure of a number of smaller courts which provided a service to their local communities. Their ‘value’, it seems has been sacrificed solel…

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