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Financial Remedies Courts Coming to Chelmsford

In the 18th View from the President’s Chambers, the President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales, Sir James Munby, has set out in some detail his plans for the new Financial Remedies Courts (‘FRCs’), including plans to pilot the scheme in the South-East as early as Easter 2018.
On 1st December 2017, the President announced plans to introduce specialist courts to deal with financial remedies, which will include claims under:
- The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
- Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
- Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984
- The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
We now know that the first three pilots of these new Financial Remedies Courts, in London, the West Midlands, and South-East Wales, are e…

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Round Essex Christmas Quiz Answers

Did our challenging Round Essex Christmas Quiz keep your brain active over the festive period? In December, we left you 20 cryptic clues to locations throughout Essex, testing both your problem-solving skills and local knowledge. Make sure you’ve given it a try before checking the answers below.
Here are the answers – how many did you get right?
1) Mr Fawlty’s home – Basildon
2) In a jam – Tiptree
3) Completely mad – Barking
4) 50 shades in Thurrock – Grays
5) Ship’s kitchen next to a forest – Galleywood
6) Humorous bad actor – Witham
7) Sounds like a place to store fossil fuel – Colchester (or Coalhouse Fort)
8) Clever woody perennial – Braintree
9) Entrance for a wading bird – Herongate
10) Dead and buried – Ingrave
11) Mine next to ocean – Pitsea
12) Merchandise – Stock
13) Mr Laurel’s cuddly …

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2016 Year In Review

The curtains are closing on 2016 and what an emotional rollercoaster of a year it has been, packed with momentous political and historical events. Fortunately, here at Trinity Chambers, 2016 has brought strong developments and positive change, as we remain unwavering on our tradition of exceptional legal advice and representation throughout Essex. Join us for a quick reprise of several highlights of our year, detailed below.
New Faces In Chambers
This year we were delighted to welcome two new barristers to our chambers, adding their experience and enthusiasm to our collection of legal professionals. Alice Owen accepted our invitation to take up tenancy in our chambers after completing her pupillage here, which she began in April 2015.
We also welcomed Gabrielle Jan Posner, a specialist in the Care and Private Law Children’s Act with over 30 …

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Trinity Chambers Closing Times for Christmas

Trinity Chambers will be closed for a brief time over the Christmas and New Year periods.
Our Clerks’ Room will not be accessible from 12pm on Friday 23rd December 2016, and will not reopen until 8.30am Tuesday 3rd January 2017. During this time, you will not be able to contact our chambers through our usual contact number and email address.
However, if you do need to get in touch with our barristers for urgent hearings and legal proceedings, we have arranged an emergency contact number for the festive break. Simply call us on 07981 195851 and we will endeavour to answer your query as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.

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Round Essex Christmas Quiz

If you feel like exercising your brain cells over the festive period, we have put together a testing Christmas Quiz to see how well you know your way Round Essex.
Here are 20 cryptic clues to locations within our county. How many can you figure out?
Here is an example to help you on your way:
Polar opposite of the beginning = Southend
The answers have now been posted on our website here. How many locations were you able to name?
1) Mr Fawlty’s home
2) In a jam
3) Completely mad
4) 50 shades in Thurrock
5) Ship’s kitchen next to a forest
6) Humorous bad actor
7) Sounds like a place to store fossil fuel
8) Clever woody perennial
9) Entrance for a wading bird
10) Dead and buried
11) Mine next to ocean
12) Merchandise
13) Mr Laurel’s cuddly toy
14) Finish cutting the grass
15) Sounds like a greeting
16) Bill’s mate in a flotilla
17) Footw…

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Christmas Time and Child Arrangements Orders

Christmas is a time for family, and for most parents being with your children to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year is a given. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, being together as a family simply isn’t workable. When you are going through a separation or are divorced, it can often be a happier solution for everyone involved for parents to split the time they have with their children over the Christmas period.
It can be tempting to avoid making these arrangements for as long as possible to prevent a dispute, but the further in advance these decisions are made, the less stressful it will be for all parties – especially the children. Expectations can be set and everyone can enjoy their Christmas knowing exactly what it will involve.
Understandably, there can be conflict between parents over what they think is best for the c…

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Trinity Chambers host the Chelmsford Legal Walk

Our barristers always relish the opportunity to get active in the community and support local charities.  We were therefore delighted to participate in the annual Chelmsford Legal Walk recently, with our chambers at Highfield House the starting point.  The walk was a fantastic chance to stretch our legs for a good cause and interact with a number of local legal professionals that walked alongside us.
The walk was in aid of the Eastern Legal Support Trust (ELST).  The goal of the charity is to maintain the provision of free legal advice throughout the east of England to members of the public that would otherwise be disadvantaged.  The ELST also work with the Access to Justice Foundation to deliver specialist legal advice via a number of free organisations across the UK.
We were encouraged by the turnout with more than 30 people slipping on …

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Alice Owen and Gabrielle Jan Posner Join Trinity Chambers

We are excited to announce that both Alice Owen and Gabrielle Jan Posner will be joining our chambers. Our Chelmsford barristers are always happy to welcome dedicated legal professionals and are therefore delighted that both will be taking up a position at our chambers.
Alice Owen
Alice accepted an invitation to join Trinity Chambers following the completion of her pupillage here, which she began in April 2015. Prior to joining us, Alice held paralegal positions at Hart Brown and the London Borough of Waltham Forest after receiving a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Law.
She also volunteers as a helpline advisor for Your Sanctuary, which offers emotional and practical support for people that have experienced domestic violence.
Gabrielle Jan Posner
Gabrielle is an expert Family Law barrister, specialising in the Care and Private Law Chil…

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