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Prudence Beaumont

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Prudence Beaumont - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School
  • Malvern College
  • University of Liverpool - English Literature BA (1st)
  • GDL, University of Law
  • BPTC, BPP Manchester

Professional Associations

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit

Awards

  • Academic Scholarship, Malvern College
  • Christopher Bushell Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Liverpool
  • Anne Ebsworth Award, Gray’s Inn (GDL scholarship award)
  • Goldie Award, Gray’s Inn (BPTC scholarship award)

Profile

Pru joined Chambers in September 2017 having successful completed pupillage under the supervision of Alison Woodward. Prior to joining Chambers, Pru taught English at a secondary school as part of the Teach First programme through which she gained a valuable insight into the inner workings of the education system and an understanding of education policy, which has assisted her in practice. She maintains links with the education sector through mentoring students and through her appointment as a school governor at a local primary school.

Public Law

Pru is regularly instructed to act on behalf of parents and carers, interveners, local authorities and children, both through their Guardians and directly on behalf of competent children, at all stages of public law proceedings. This representation often includes the drafting of documents including case summaries, threshold documents, skeleton arguments and written advices in preparation of hearings.

Pru enjoys a wide and varied practice. She has acted for local authorities and respondents in cases involving complex issues such as death of a child, non-accidental injuries to children, sexual abuse, physical abuse, chronic neglect, fabricated and induced illness, deprivation of liberty safeguards, issues of mental capacity involving the instruction of the Official Solicitor, forced marriages and adoption.

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Private Law

Pru acts for parents and Children’s Guardians appointed under Rule 16.4 at all stages of private law proceedings. She has acted for parties both alleging and disputing serious allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Pru is instructed to represent applicants and respondents in relation to applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Non-molestation orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Enforcement Orders. She has experience of applications in relation to internal and international relocation, abduction, intractable contact disputes, parents with mental health issues and cases resulting in a change of residence.

Financial Remedy

Pru is instructed at all stages of financial remedy proceedings from the preliminary stages of conference and advice through to contested final hearings.

Pru is well respected for her meticulous preparation and detailed understanding of each case and the relevant legal principles which ensures that she is able to provide professional and competent advice and representation.

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