In public law care proceedings in which the mother sought findings against eight interveners for sexual abuse of her 6 year old son and others, the court considered it was not necessary or proportionate to determine the findings of fact sought by the mother and that it was appropriate for each of the interveners to be discharged.
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.
Use of inherent jurisdiction to authorise a placement involving a deprivation of liberty when one or more of the relevant criteria under s25 of the Children Act 1989 are not satisfied.
The case involved an appeal by a father in relation to an order made in private law proceedings restricting his contact to indirect only and restricting his exercise of parental responsibility.
A deputy High Court judge’s refusal to set aside a return order made under the 1980 Hague Convention was successfully appealed.
Appeal by a father in which the court of appeal considered a local authority’s powers in relation to changing the nationality of children in care
Appeal by father (F) against order made under inherent jurisdiction that a child (A) aged 13 and a British National, who has been living in Algeria for just over 12 years, should be brought to England so that “an assessment can be made in a place of safety as to her best interests and living arrangements”.
Cobb J allowed an appeal against an order of HHJ Hughes QC refusing to discharge a non-molestation order granted in 2016, and her substitution of an order that was to ‘continue indefinitely’.
A decision by the High Court to make a Legal Services Payment Order (LSPO) to cover future costs in ongoing child arrangement order proceedings, allowing the mother’s appeal against a decision of HHJ Tolson QC.
The court determined MC’s best interests would be served by harvesting her peripheral blood stem cells for donation to her mother who has chronic leukaemia.