A husband’s unsuccessful second appeal in possession proceedings which depended upon the proper interpretation of a Consent Order in financial remedy proceedings.
Jonathan successfully represented the claimant in the case of Gurung v Gurung in the Oxford County Court. The trial was heard over three days by remote CVP (Cloud Video Platform). It involved cross examination of various witnesses giving evidence through remote interpreters and one giving evidence by link from Nepal.
The latest news in this ongoing and controversial problem is yesterday’s Government announcement of a £3.5bn fund towards the repair/removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings in England.
Appeal against findings of sexual abuse on the basis of allegations made by a child for the first time at age nine about incidents that had happened some 4-5 years previously upheld.
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).
The Civil Procedure Rules Practice Direction 55C, which came into force on 23 August 2020, has been extended from 28 March 2021 to 30 July 2021. The deadline for reactivation notices has also been extended from 29 January 2021 to 4pm on 30 April 2021.
This decision is significant for local authority landlords as there are tens of thousands of flexible tenancies in England and most may not have forfeiture clauses.
Tony Harrop-Griffiths reviews this High Court case in which he represented Croydon LBC. The case considered whether a local authority has to assess a person’s needs under the Children Act 1989 when another local authority has found them to be an adult. This case raised issues about which authority should be responsible for the age and needs assessment process (and for providing any support in the meantime) when the person concerned has moved from one authority’s area to another.
Application by Local Authority for orders under FPR Part 19 r14.21 and inherent jurisdiction to endorse decision not to disclose a child’s existence to his father and maternal family dismissed. Court critical of delay in applications
A wife’s successful appeal from an order allowing a husband’s appeal against a maintenance pending suit order.