The court considered the interplay between obligations of the state under the 1980 Hague Convention and under immigration law including the 1951 Geneva Convention.
Further to our update on possession claims earlier this week, as of yesterday there is now a wealth of guidance online ahead of possession claims resuming in the courts from Monday (21 September). Housing lawyers have a lot of reading to do before Monday.
The Master of the Rolls’ working party has finalised its guidance document so that the legal system, and in particular the courts, can manage housing possession cases once the stay on proceedings is lifted on 20 September.
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.
Clare Cullen considers the case of R (on the application of Tiemo) v Lambeth London Borough Council  EWHC 1193 (Admin) where the High Court adjourned a case considering the suitability of interim accommodation where further information was required
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
Today, in a last minute announcement before the stay on possession claims was due to be lifted on 23 August 2020, it was explained that the Lord Chancellor had written to Sir Terence Etherton MR to explain that: “he [the Lord Chancellor] thinks it expedient for the Civil Procedure Rules to include provision that would extend the stay imposed by rule 55.29 for a period of four weeks, to 20 September”.
The case concerned an appeal by a local authority against the discharging of care orders in respect of two girls, aged 9 and 7. The orders were made in January 2020 in the context of physical abuse allegations against a child of their mother’s then-partner.