Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin have a case reported in the Local Government Lawyer

The Local Government Lawyer reported Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin’s recent case Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68.

This case concerned fact-finding hearings and medical…

Edward Kirkwood and Daniel Sheridan deliver a training session on sexual abuse cases to lawyers and social workers at Central Bedfordshire Council.

Edward Kirkwood and Daniel Sheridan were delighted to assist with a request for training. They recently delivered an informative talk to a team of lawyers and social workers, qualified at…

Harcourt Chambers announce their upcoming Infant Head Injuries in Child Protection Proceedings Conference 2024.

Save the Date. 21st June 2024 at the Ashmolean, Oxford.

We would like to announce our upcoming Infant Head Injuries in Child Protection Proceedings Conference 2024.

Join us for crucial…

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.

Nick Goodwin KC and Martha Gray in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v NM & Ors [2024] EWFC 48

Nick Goodwin KC was instructed by the Applicant Local Authority and Martha Gray was instructed by Dawson Cornwell in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v NM & Ors [2024] EWFC…

Elisabeth Wickham, instructed by OLG Ltd, represented the children in Re D F G and H (care proceedings) [2024] EWFC 30 (B)

Elisabeth Wickham, instructed by Victoria Smith of OLG Ltd, represented the four children in Re D F G and H (care proceedings) [2024] EWFC 30 (B).

This was a final…

James Turner, instructed by Bastian Lloyd Morris LLP, to act for the First Respondent in UDTQ (No Adequate Care Planning), Re[2024] EWFC 19 (B)

This case concerns the care of 4 children. The Local Authority bought proceedings on 8th February 2023 due to concerns that all 4 children were suffering or at risk of…

Nick Goodwin KC and Sian Cox represented the Local Authority in the case of Re N(Children: Findings Against a Professional Witness: Joinder or Intervention) [2024] EWFC 17

These proceedings concern two children who are the subject of public law applications brought by the local authority. The allegations made are that the two children have suffered significant harm…

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…

Daniel Sheridan explores what he wishes he had been told about Sexual Abuse Cases in his latest article.

Daniel Sheridan has dealt with many complex sexual abuse cases in his career. In his latest article, Daniel shares some themes and thoughts that he wished someone had shared with…

Prof Rob George in Re H (Step-Parent Adoption: Human Rights) [2023] EWHC 3186 (Fam). A ground-breaking judgment.

Prof Rob George, instructed by Rayden Solicitors, acting pro bono represented the applicant step-father.

The law on step-parent adoption has been changed by the ground-breaking judgment from the President…

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…

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