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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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Are there any rules around the recording of Child Protection Conferences? Can individuals record them via an electronic device despite the usual...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 24th Aug
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Local authority duties towards children looked after by themPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England....
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Fletcher and Nasstassia Hylton of 1 Garden Court 19th Aug
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Care plans and looked after child reviewsChapter 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CASWA 2017) introduces an obligation on local authorities...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Higgin of Suffolk County Council 19th Aug
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If a 16-year-old who had been provided with section 20 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) accommodation ceases to consent to its provision, can those...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 15th Aug
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What duties does a local authority have towards supporting a 16-year old, who is subject to a care order, who has left the placement and returned...
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Section 20 of the Children Act 1989—local authority dutiesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin of Dodds Solicitors LLP 15th Aug
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Can a local authority be compelled to accommodate a child who is on the cusp of being beyond parental control where the adoption placement has broken...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Aug
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Children in need—provision of servicesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Norton QC and Luke Eaton of 1 Garden Court 15th Aug
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Child protection conferencesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 15th Aug
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Accommodating children under section 20—best practicePlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 15th Aug
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Does a local authority have an obligation to provide continued respite services to a child with severe learning difficulties and autism who has...
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What powers, duties and options do a local authority have to protect a child they suspect is vulnerable to child sexual exploitation?A helpful...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 15th Aug
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Local authority duties for advice and assistance for certain children and young personsPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to...
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Produced in partnership with Mai-Ling Savage, Matthew Fletcher and Nasstassia Hylton of 1 Garden Court 15th Aug
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Can a referral to local authority child protection services be challenged? Can an injunction be obtained to stop the initial child protection...
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