Sian Cox: Transparency in the Family Court: Private Children Update Q&A

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Following the launch of the Reporting Pilot in January 2023 in Cardiff, Leeds and Carlisle, January 2024 sees the expansion of the children pilot to the following courts:North: Liverpool,…

Frances Harris celebrates Neurodiversity Week by looking at the importance of using the correct labels.

This week is Celebrate Neurodiversity Week: a now internationally recognised opportunity to celebrate all aspects of neurodiversity. An initiative started in 2018 by a London school girl named Sienna Castellon.

Aidan Vine KC in TRC (Father) v NS (Mother) (Extensions of Time; Composite Hearings) [2024] EWHC 80 (Fam)

Aidan Vine KC, instructed by Chase Morgan Solicitors, represented the Respondent Mother in TRC (Father) v NS (Mother) (Extensions of Time; Composite Hearings) [2024] EWHC 80 an appeal from a decision by…

John Vater KC talks about Arbitration in Children Act cases at the upcoming Resolution Oxford Family Law Seminar.

We are thrilled to announce that John Vater KC will be speaking at the upcoming Resolution Oxford Family Law Seminar on the 29th February.

John has been practicing as a…

Mehvish Chaudhry, instructed by Goodman Ray Solicitors, acted for the Respondent and Martha Gray, instructed by The International Family Law Group LLP, acted for the Applicant in WB v VM [2024] EWHC 302 (Fam)

This was an application for a return order under the inherent jurisdiction in respect of a 2 year old who had been been removed to Jordan.  

Mr Justice Cusworth…

Edward Devereux KC and Prof Rob George, instructed by Field Seymour Parkes, for the Applicant in J v E (Habitual Residence) [2024] EWHC 196 (Fam)

Edward Devereux KC and Prof Rob George, instructed by Bethan Thomas at Field Seymour Parkes, successfully secured the return of a young child from Zambia, over 18 months after she…

Ruth Cabeza and Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, instructed on a pro bono basis by Natalie Sutherland and Shaili Gohil-Desai at Burgess Mee, represented the First and Second Applicant in Re: Z (Surrogacy: Step-parent Adoption) [2024] EWFC 20 (30 January 2024)

This case is a groundbreaking case – the first of its kind in dealing with a contested application for a stepparent adoption order from a non-biological parent to secure legal…

Frances Harris talks about Autism at the upcoming Oxford Local Family Justice Board seminar.

We are thrilled to announce that Frances Harris will be speaking at the upcoming Oxford Local Family Justice Board event on 8th February.Frances is highly regarded for her expertise in…

Mehvish Chaudhry, instructed by Alexandra Goldrein of Slater Heelis Limited, represented the respondent father in MA v TA [2023] EWFC 271

This was a final hearing in a Children Act case where the father was seeking contact with the party’s child not only in the UK, where he lives with his…

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

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…

Ruth Cabeza in V (Article 21 of the 1980 Hague Convention – fact finding), Re [2023] EWHC 2983 (Fam) (14 August 2023)

Ruth Cabeza instructed by Dawson Cornwell to represent the Mother in a Fact Finding hearing. The application by the Father, who resides in Lithuania, for rights of access under Art…

Kate Ferguson in Raza v Gall [2023] EWFC 181 (4 October 2023)

Kate, instructed by SBS Solicitors, appeared in Raza v Gall [2023] EWFC 181 on behalf of the Child through the Guardian. This was a committal hearing in relation to the…

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