Damian Garrido QC appointed to the editorial board of the Red Book

29th Sep 2021 | News

Damian Garrido QC has accepted an invitation to join the editorial board of The Family Court Practice (Red Book), published by LexisNexis. The Red Book is regarded as the definitive family court reference work, containing all core materials and commentary in a single volume which are needed to practise in the Family Court.

Damian joins the President of the Family Division, other Judges, and leading practitioners on the editorial team under the leadership of the new General Editor, District Judge Charles Prest QC.  He will be contributing editorial content commencing with the forthcoming 2022 edition.

Damian continues to practise from Harcourt Chambers and accept instructions in all areas of family law.

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v AH [2021] EWCOP 64

Simon Miller and Martha Gray, instructed by Simon Bruce (Solicitor) of Dads House Family Law Clinic, represented pro bono the family of AH in the Court of Protection before Mrs. Justice Theis.

The Court of Protection heard oral evidence over two days relating to a case concerning AH described as the ‘most complex Covid patient in the world’. AH has been a patient at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since the end of December 2020 having been admitted on an emergency basis suffering from severe symptoms of Covid-19. The main issue centered around whether the hospital was able to withdraw life sustaining treatment. In November the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision which permitted the hospital to withdraw treatment and remitted the case…

YP (Adoption of 18 Year Old) [2021] EWHC 3168 (Fam) (26 November 2021)

Ruth Cabeza acted for YP, the second respondent, in a case concerning an adoption order. YP, a Swiss national now aged 18, was the subject of an application for a stepparent adoption order. 

The applicant and the mother were married and then divorced some years before the child was born, but had resumed a close and supportive relationship when the child was about 3 years old.  Although the mother and the applicant did not live together they spent considerable time with each other both in England and Switzerland as well as taking holidays together as a family in other locations.

Due to restrictions on travel imposed by Covid- 19 the child had not been able to spend time with the…

Harcourt Chambers ‘highly commended’ at Family Law Awards

Harcourt Chambers is delighted to have been ‘highly commended’ at the Family Law Awards 2021 in all of the shortlisted categories. In particular for case of the year ( G v G [2021] UKSC 9), QC of the year (Edward Devereux QC) and young barrister of the year (Paige Campbell).

The Family Law Awards 2021 were held on the 24 November.


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