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New judicial protocol for intra-UK cross-border cases involving children

Published on: 25 July 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • New judicial protocol for intra-UK cross-border cases involving children
  • What is the purpose of the judicial protocol?
  • What are the key principles of the protocol?
  • What common issues are likely to arise in intra-UK cross-border cases involving children?
  • How may practitioners be assisted by the handbook?
  • What areas of children law are covered in the handbook?

Article summary

Family analysis: Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division in England & Wales, and Lord Carloway, head of the Scottish judiciary, have agreed a new judicial protocol, which will provide for the direct exchange of information between judges in intra-UK cross-border cases involving children. Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, explains how the protocol will operate in cases in which the courts in Scotland, and England and Wales, are involved. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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