Child Care Conference 2022 – Save the date!

Save the date for our annual Child Care Conference 2022, as we return to the Park Regis Hotel on 21 October 2022, for another fantastic day. Full details coming soon!   ... Continue Reading

Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs QC, provides guidance at White Paper Conference

In this video clip, Elizabeth Isaacs QC, provides guidance at the White Paper Conference: Public Children: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients. She considers the question: How do ... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Isaacs QC, Kirstie Danton and Elisabeth Richards involved in key fact-finding case; Re T (No.2) (Care Proceedings: Fact-Finding: Genital Injuries) [2021] EWFC 101

Three Members of chambers, including Head of Chambers  Elizabeth Isaacs QC, appeared in a recent case where Gwyneth Knowles J found that “The failure [of medical professionals] to recognise what was in ... Continue Reading

‘To jab or not to jab, that is the question! An exploration of the rules on Covid-19 and flu vaccinations for looked after children’ by Natalie Cross

As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccination programme continues to roll out, practitioners are likely to face increased questions as to the rules on whether children currently looked after... Continue Reading

Transparency in the Family Courts: Griffiths v Tickle [2021] EWCA Civ 1882

Eloise Marriott details the highly important decision in Griffiths v Tickle, explaining well the key issues addressed by the Court of Appeal and as covered at first instance and on appeal by Chambers’ Ti... Continue Reading

Failings – a case of ‘if’ or ‘when’? What lessons can be learnt from YY?

Natalie Cross is invited, for a second time, to write an article for the Family Law Journal. To view the article which explores the decision of YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority) [2021] EWHC 749... Continue Reading

UPDATED: The Prerogative Rules, Not the Statute: How to Place Children Under Sixteen in Unregulated Placements: Article by Tom Harrill

Family team member Tom Harrill considers the intricacies of the recent decision of Mr Justice MacDonald in Tameside MBC v AM & Ors [2021] EWHC 2472 (Fam) as updated by the Court of Appeal’s decision ... Continue Reading

Family Group Newsletter: Summer 2021 Edition

To view the latest edition of the Family Group Newsletter please click here. Within this update you will find a range of articles including: ‘TT (Children: Discharge of Care Order) [2021] EWCA Civ ... Continue Reading

Four members of St Ives Chambers appear in landmark decision involving Herefordshire Council

Four members of the St Ives Chambers Family Team have appeared in the recently published decision of The Honourable Mr Justice Keehan in Re: YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority) [2021] EWHC 749 (F... Continue Reading

Family Group Newsletter: Spring 2021 Edition

To view the latest edition of the Family Group Newsletter please click here. Within this update you will find a range of articles including: ‘Requesting amplification of a judge’s reasons prior to... Continue Reading