Procedural challenges in a fact-finding hearing in wardship proceedings – Family Law

Posted August 15th, 2018 in cross-examination, domestic violence, litigants in person, news, wardship by sally

‘The case of M v F and others [2018] EWHC 1720 (Fam) is a reminder that the main issues in the case should be identified and addressed as early as possible in proceedings. Brendan Roche, barrister, of Seven Bedford Row, highlights the procedural issues that arose because the father was a litigant in person, including whether he could cross-examine the mother.’

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Family Law, 14th August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Surrogacy and HFEA Update (November 2017) – Family Law Week

‘Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent developments relating to surrogacy law as well as the latest cases concerning administrative errors and the HFEA.’

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Family Law Week, 7th November 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

In re Y (A Child) (Wardship: Assistance on Transition to Adulthood) – WLR Daily

In re Y (A Child) (Wardship: Assistance on Transition to Adulthood) [2017] EWHC 968 (Fam)

Approving a package of support suggested by the local authority, the court identified the range and scope of support available for a radicalised child approaching the end of their wardship, compared with that available to a child who was instead leaving care, before observing that this may be one of many factors to be bourne in mind when considering which legal framework is most appropriate to protect a young person in danger of radicalisation (paras 12–64, 65–68).

WLR Daily, 27th April 2017

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Interviewing a ward of court – UK Police Law Blog

Posted June 5th, 2017 in consent, courts, news, police, police interviews, practice directions, wardship by tracey

‘The judgment in Re Ward of Court [2017] EWHC 1022 (Fam) answers with a resounding “no”, the question of whether the court’s consent is required before the police can interview a ward of court. A simple point, one might think, but there was, according to Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, a “startling lack of clarity in the law” on this issue.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 4th June 2017

Source: ukpolicelawblog.com

Teenage boy given court care plan to stop him ‘waging jihad’ in Syria – The Guardian

‘A 17-year-old boy whose two older brothers were killed “waging jihad” in Syria is to be protected by a special care plan designed to keep him from following in their footsteps, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

International Children Law Update: February 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.’

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Family Law Week, 1st February 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Legal Aid Agency rapped over approach to damages payable to ward of court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 17th, 2016 in costs, damages, legal aid, local government, news, wardship, young persons by sally

‘A High Court judge has severely criticised the Legal Aid Agency (LAA)’s actions in a case concerning a ward of court to whom a local authority had agreed to pay damages for the unauthorised release of information.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

In the matter of B (A child) – Supreme Court

Posted February 18th, 2016 in appeals, jurisdiction, law reports, residence orders, Supreme Court, wardship by sally

In the matter of B (A child) [2016] UKSC 4 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 3rd February 2016

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Radicalism and the Family Courts – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Remember the three girls from Bethnal Green Academy, who in February slipped through Gatwick security to join so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)? If, watching the footage, you exclaimed to yourself, “how can we stop this?”, then read on. Eight months and a massacre in Tunisia later, the Courts have intervened in more than 35 cases to prevent the flight of children to Syria or to seek their return.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th October 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Radicalisation: a proportionate response – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Williams, Legal Team Leader, Social Care Team, at London Borough of Tower Hamlets, considers the high-profile cases recently heard in the Family Division of the High Court where children or families have been considered at risk of radicalisation and, in some cases, travelling to Syria or Iraq, together with the judicial responses to those cases.’

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Family Law Week, 28th October 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 9th, 2015 in care orders, case management, family courts, lists, news, terrorism, wardship by tracey

‘Guidance issued by Sir James Munby President of the Family Division on 8 October 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th October 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in children, families, family courts, Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A schoolgirl “fully radicalised” by Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her family home, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Islamic State concerns prompt passport confiscation – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2015 in Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A girl from the same school attended by girls who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been ordered to hand her passport to the High Court.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Children Public Law Update – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent judgments of particular importance to all practitioners in public children law.’

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Family Law Week, 28th May 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Tower Hamlets London Borough Council v M and others – WLR Daily

Tower Hamlets London Borough Council v M and others [2015] EWHC 869 (Fam); [2015] WLR (D) 155

‘Since the removal of a passport, even on a temporary basis, was a very significant incursion into an individual’s freedom and personal autonomy such an order should not be made lightly and required the fullest unpartisan information to be put before the court. It had never to be forgotten that the court required a very high degree of candour on the part of all of those involved.’

WLR Daily, 27th March 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Judge sets out approach to cases where risk of children travelling to ISIS countries – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judge has set out a number of core principles relevant to cases where it is proposed to make young people at risk of travelling to ISIS countries, and particularly Syria, wards of the High Court and remove their passports.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

International Children Law Update: February 2015 – Family Law Week

Posted February 27th, 2015 in child abduction, costs, enforcement, foreign jurisdictions, news, wardship by tracey

‘Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd February 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

What Place does Wardship have in Modern Family Proceedings? – Family Law Week

Posted May 20th, 2013 in care orders, children, jurisdiction, local government, news, wardship by sally

“Leanne Buckley-Thomson, barrister at 12 College Place, provides an overview of wardship and considers its usefulness in modern family proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 18th May 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Appeal over children in Pakistan – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2007 in child abduction, news, Pakistan, wardship by sally

“A High Court judge in London has issued an urgent plea for four Oxfordshire children being kept in Pakistan by their father to be returned to the UK.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk