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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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2nd Dec
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Section 25 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) (in England) and section 119 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (SSW(W)A 2014) (in...
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2nd Dec
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This Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility, competence and compellability. It also...
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1st Dec
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This Practice Note deals with expert evidence in public law children proceedings, including in care and adoption proceedings. It details the relevant...
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29th Nov
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Restriction on further applicationsSection 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides that when a court disposes of any application for an...
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29th Nov
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Practitioners dealing with care proceedings where there are concurrent or imminent criminal proceedings need to be prepared to deal with a number of...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the requirements in relation to interim orders in public children proceedings including the criteria and nature of interim...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, ss 37-38 and CA...
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The Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) creates a two-stage process, which can be carried out in the same or in more than one hearing, before the court can...
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All family lawyers should be knowledgeable about the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which is...
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Care orders—generalA care order ends when the child reaches 18 or if brought to an end in another way. A child arrangements order naming a person as...
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The welfare of more than one childIn situations where the welfare of two children who have conflicting interests is inextricably linked, the court...
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28th Nov
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General principlesIn children proceedings the general rule that costs will follow the event does not apply. Express statutory provision is made in the...
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28th Nov
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Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an investigation by a local authority into the welfare of a...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Nov
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The wider contextThe concept of harm that is significant is relevant both to care proceedings and more widely to local authority support for children...
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