Damian Garrido KC in K (Children) (Powers of the Family Court) [2024] EWCA Civ 2 (11 January 2024)


11th Jan 2024 | Cases


Damian Garrido KC, instructed by Jennifer Browne of Machins Solicitors, to represent a Gillick competent child in the above case.

The Court of Appeal took the opportunity to reaffirm the wide and flexible powers of the Family Court nearly ten years after its formation. The President has provided a timely and important reminder that any judge or magistrates to whom a case has been allocated may make incidental and supplemental orders.

These orders can be made under the inherent powers of the High Court to give effect to their substantive decision, without the need to transfer the case either to a judge of High Court level sitting in the Family Court or to the High Court itself.

To read the full judgement please click on this link: K (Children) (Powers of the Family Court) [2024] EWCA Civ 2 (11 January 2024) (bailii.org) also reported in Local Government Lawyer.


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