Family Law Newsletter – Spire Barristers

Posted August 27th, 2020 in care orders, children, citizenship, contact orders, coronavirus, news by sally

‘Issue #37 of Spire Barristers’ Family Law Newsletter: edited by Connie Purdy and Taz Irshad; news and Case Reviews by Georgina Dalton. Georgina commences pupillage at Spire Barristers in September 2020.’

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Spire Barristers, 26th August 2020

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The magic soup stone strikes again (more new authorities about remote hearings) – Transparency Project

‘[T]here are two new remote hearing related judgments out :

A Local Authority v Mother & Ors [2020] EWHC 1086 (Fam) and Re Q [2020] EWHC 1109 (Fam).’

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Transparency Project, 7th May 2020

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Immigration Status of a Parent in an Application for a Child Arrangements Order by Lucy Coen – Broadway House Chambers

‘There can often be an interplay between family and immigration proceedings. This article seeks to give some guidance to family practitioners when the immigration status of a parent in contact proceedings is a live issue.’

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Broadway House Chambers, 19th March 2020

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Parental Alienation: An Example Where The Alienator Succeeds and Guidelines As to How to Minimise it Happening – Becket Chambers

‘The case of Re A (Children) (Parental Alienation) 2019 EWFC demonstrates clearly the shortcomings of the Family Court to ensure that all children, wherever possible, enjoy a relationship with both of his or her parents. The position of the courts with regard to ordering no direct contact with the absent parent, is that it is a very serious step to take, and should only be taken where it is plainly not in the welfare best interests of the child.’

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Becket Chambers, 2nd March 2020

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Parental Contact – Private v Public Law Proceedings – Parklane Plowden Chambers

Posted February 11th, 2020 in chambers articles, children, contact orders, news, parental rights by sally

‘When considering applications relating to children, the courts are led by Section 1 of the Children’s Act 1989 (CA), in that the welfare of a child is to be the paramount consideration when making decisions about the child’s future. S 1(3) provides clear factors which a court must have regard to. These form the basis upon which decisions relating to children are made.’

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Parklane Plowden Chambers, 5th February 2020

Source: www.parklaneplowden.co.uk

Contact, Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, and a Transgender Parent – Transparency Project

Posted January 29th, 2020 in children, contact orders, Judaism, news, transgender persons by sally

‘Readers of the blog may well recall the case concerning five Charedi Jewish children at the centre of a family dispute. The children’s father is transgender and left the family home in June 2015 to live as a transgender person. She now lives as a woman. The children’s father sought face to face contact with the children. The childrens’ mother opposed the application.’

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Transparency Project, 28th January 2020

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Transgender woman ends bid to see her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2020 in children, contact orders, Judaism, news, transgender persons by sally

‘An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to transition from male to female has abandoned a family court fight to see her five children.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Striking the Right Balance – Contact for Infants in Care – Pallant Chambers

Posted November 28th, 2019 in care orders, contact orders, news by sally

‘Removing a child from the care of their birth parents is a drastic measure that can be very traumatic, perhaps even more so when the child is a new-born baby. This was acknowledged by Munby J (as he then was) in Re K [2008] EWHC 540 (Fam) where he held that “it was a very drastic thing indeed to interfere with a young mother’s contact with her new-born baby and his contact with her, particularly at a time when ‘threshold’ (s 31 (2) of the 1989 Children Act) is yet to be established.”’

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Pallant Chambers, 26th November 2019

Source: www.pallantchambers.co.uk

Parental alienation: treading a treacherous path – Family Law

Posted November 14th, 2019 in contact orders, divorce, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘A Bristol judge has decided to publish his decision in an exceptional case of parental alienation.’

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Family Law, 14th November 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update (Autumn 2019) – Family Law Week

Posted October 18th, 2019 in appeals, children, contact orders, costs, evidence, family courts, identification, news, paternity by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 13th October 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2019 – Issue 2 – 1COR

‘Welcome to the second issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. This quarterly publication aims to provide summaries and comment on recent cases in medical law, including clinical negligence, regulatory, and inquests.’

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1COR, 7th August 2019

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Change of residence – do we listen to children? – Transparency Project

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in children, contact orders, news, residence orders by sally

‘”Change of residence” in the context of a child arrangements order (a reform that was supposed to get rid of the ‘win-lose’ concept of residence and contact before 2014) is quite a cold, technical term to describe a child having to move from one household to another.’

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Transparency Project, 30th August 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Solicitor’s “atrocious” conduct over child contact case condemned – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has struck off a solicitor whose conduct in a sensitive child contact case it described as “atrocious”.’

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Legal Futures, 16th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

RE B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29: What is the Future for Post-Adoption Contact? – Family Law Week

Posted April 25th, 2019 in adoption, children, contact orders, news by tracey

‘The issue of post-adoption contact was recently considered by the Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29. This article, written by the solicitor and junior counsel for the appellants, considers the backdrop against which this appeal was made and where this judgment leaves the issue of post-adoption contact.’

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Family Law Week, 18th April 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Children: Public Law Update (Spring 2019) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd April 2019

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Judge who banged her head on a desk during a court hearing was being ‘sarcastic and condescending” investigation rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2019 in children, complaints, contact orders, families, family courts, judges, news, standards by tracey

‘ A “sarcastic and condescending” judge who banged her head on her desk after a member of the public appeared before her at a family court hearing has been reprimanded.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2019

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Children Private Law Update – March 2019 – Family Law Week

Posted March 18th, 2019 in appeals, contact orders, family courts, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 14th March 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Court of Appeal decision about orders for post-adoption contact – Transparency Project

Posted March 11th, 2019 in adoption, appeals, children, contact orders, families, fostering, news by sally

‘Re B (A Child) (Post-adoption contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29 is the first time (since a change in the law in 2014) that the Court of Appeal has considered when an order should be made that an adopted child will have continuing contact with their birth family after he or she is adopted.’

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Transparency Project, 9th March 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

“Wait a Minute, Mr Postman”: Post-Adoption Contact after the Children and Families Act 2014 – Family Law Week

Posted September 27th, 2018 in adoption, contact orders, families, news by tracey

‘Dr Bianca Jackson, barrister, Coram Chambers and co-author of “Public Children Law: Contemporary Issues” examines the issue of post-adoption contact.’

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Family Law Week, 21st September 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Council apologises to mother over unlawful restrictions on contact with children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 14th, 2018 in children, contact orders, human rights, local government, mental health, news by tracey

‘Cumbria County Council has apologised to a mother who had unlawful restrictions placed on her level of contact with her three children, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk