Joshua Swirsky and Christine Cooper acted in a case considering local authority responsibility for young asylum seekers whose age had been challenged.
Jonathan Pennington Legh acted recently in a case concerning Japanese knotweed. As Japanese knotweed seems to be becoming more prevalent, he considers how the related legislation impacts landowners particularly local authorities or other bodies (eg railway companies) and practical steps for them to take.
The issue with which the appeal was concerned was the decision to join a child’s foster parents, who had a wish to adopt the child, to the care proceedings.
Hertfordshire Local Authority (the LA) applied for a reporting restriction order (RRO) in proceedings concerning three children whose mother was murdered by their father.
A father’s unsuccessful attempt to appeal against an adoption order in favour of the child’s step-father.
Rebecca Davies considers this case concerning an application by a father for return of two children to Spain under the 1980 Hague Convention.
Application by wife for non-recognition of Chinese divorce. Application dismissed.
The stay on residential evictions came to an end yesterday (31 May 2021). From today (1 June), notice periods previously set at 6 months, are now reduced to 4 months.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the mother’s second appeal relating to a fact-finding hearing.
In Taylor & Longfield Real Estate Ltd v Burton  EWHC 1454 (Admin) the High Court has summarised the principles that magistrates should adopt when considering what compensation to award the tenant who has successfully established a statutory nuisance for bringing the case.