“Kinship Assessments” By Elisabeth Richards

Another highlight from our Child Care conference, featured in our Child Care Newsletter. KINSHIP ASSESSMENTS 1.      In Cheshire East Borough Council v NA and others [2017] EWFC 20, MacDonald J was re... Continue Reading

Adoption Update by Elizabeth Isaacs QC

Another highlight from our Child Care conference, featured in our Child Care Newsletter. Adoption Update by Elizabeth Isaacs QC   Adoption – Procedural Unfairness 1.      Judicial review CAN be... Continue Reading

“NAI or NOT?” by Carol Binnion

Here is an article from our latest Child Care Newsletter. NAI or NOT? 1.      The recent case of Re Effie Stillwell (A Child) (sub nom. Re F (A Child); F v Buckinghamshire CC) (Family Court) Her Honou... Continue Reading

“HRA Claims” by Tom Harrill

HRA CLAIMS At our recent Child Care Conference, Tom Harrill spoke on the subject of Human Rights claims. Here are some key points from his presentation. 1.      There is a 1 year primary limitation pe... Continue Reading

“Top 5 Tips” By Mark Cooper

Here is an article from our latest Child Care Newsletter. 5 TOP TIPS 1.      Local authorities seeking a placement order should file with the court: a.      the child’s permanence report; and b... Continue Reading

Pegasus Scholarship: Aadhithya Anbahan’s experiences within the American legal system

Aadhithya Anbahan has been awarded an outgoing Pegasus Scholarship from the Inns of Court Trust. Starting from the beginning of October 2017, she will be spending six weeks in Washington D.C working within... Continue Reading

Young women have stellar silks and judges to look up to

Several hundred barristers meet for their annual conference on Saturday. Five of them describe their hopes and fears for the profession. What is exercising young barristers? As the profession meets this Sa... Continue Reading

Housing Update: When are the homeless significantly vulnerable? by Anya Newman

In the normal course of life anyone who is without a bed to sleep in would be considered vulnerable, but what does vulnerability mean in the context of the Housing Act and how should Local Authorities deal... Continue Reading

HRA Claims: Where Are We Now? by Tom Harrill

HRA Claims: Where Are We Now? by Tom Harrill 2017 has been a key year for guidance from senior courts on the scope and management of claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’). This document is... Continue Reading

Housing Law Update: The Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether a local authority had an obligation or power to conduct a review pursuant to s85ZA(2) Housing Act 1985

Housing Law Update: The Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether a local authority had an obligation or power to conduct a review pursuant to s85ZA(2) Housing Act 1985 outside the statutory 7 day ti... Continue Reading