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A day in the life of ... Edward Bennett

Date:2 JAN 2020
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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis? 

I am a practising barrister at Harcourt Chambers. Most of my cases concern children or vulnerable adults and have either an international dimension or concern more esoteric legal or practical issues. I am also fortunate enough to edit the International Family Law Journal

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here? 

I had a damascene conversion to family law whilst transferring from a solicitor at a city firm to the bar. It was extreme good fortune that led to my becoming Legal Secretary to the Head of International Family Justice a role that has defined my practice ever since. 
Following an enjoyable pupillage and tenancy I moved to Harcourt in 2015 and have not looked back. It combines a size where most members of chambers still know each other with a fantastic reputation particularly for international family law. 

Any memorable stories from your career so far?

Acting for a parent as a junior in a case (my first) concerning the withdrawal of life support to their baby child...

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