Lauren Suding reviews a case in the High Court, Family Division in which Ruth Cabeza represented Salford City Council. The case considered a prohibited steps order application preventing Roman Catholic sacraments for children in a proposed Special Guardianship setting and an application for a declaration on their legal status (impacting the local authority’s obligation to pay remuneration).
Ruth Cabeza acted for the local authority in an appeal by prospective adopters against the dismissal of their application for injunctive relief under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the striking out of adoption proceedings. This was the first reported decision on the meaning of section 35(1) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
We are delighted that 8 members of chambers have been included in Chambers and Partners 2021. Additionally, we continue to be ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
One of the key issues in the case was what is required to give effective ‘notice’ within the meaning of Section 35 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002? (The section deals with the voluntary return by a prospective adopter of an adoptive child to the adoption agency).
We are delighted that 10 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2021. Additionally, we are ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
Ruth Cabeza acted in this surrogacy case which raised an important point of law as to the jurisdiction to make a parental order under section 54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act where the application is made by a surviving intended parent on behalf of both intended parents. The issue had not been tested in any previous cases.
Ruth Cabeza acted for the successful adoptive parents in a novel case concerning a geographically split family. The case involved a complex factual matrix concerning issues of domicile, comity, public policy and child welfare.
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We are especially proud of the fact that we have been recognised as a set for the first time in the Social Housing section. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to all those who participated in […]
Field Court Chambers were delighted to see such a good turnout for last night’s Public Law Children seminar. Speakers Ruth Cabeza, Barry McAlinden and Anita Rao spoke to attendees about the latest developments in Adoption Law, Current issues in Fostering and tackled the ever developing area of Deprivation of Liberty & Children. If you would […]