Deaf Awareness Week: fairness for deaf parties in care proceedings

Deaf Awareness Week Unit Chambers

Rounding off Deaf Awareness Week, Pupil Barrister, Lyana Chan considers the recent authority of Re A and B (Children) (Deaf Parent – Assessment and Practice) [2021] EWFC 10.Background These were care proceedings for two very young children – A (DOB 10.09.2018) and B (DOB 12.01.2020). Neither child had lived with the parents; A was placed […]

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Care Orders and SGOs: Confirmation that they can co-exist together.

Care Orders and SGOs Unit Chambers

Care Orders and SGOs: the long awaited authority confirming they can co-exist together. Today the Court of Appeal has published the judgment in the matter of Re F and G [2021] EWCA 622. Our Senior Consultant Barrister, Lisa Edmunds, and Consultant Barrister, Kerri O’Neill, represented the appellant mother in this appeal. Therefore, this article is hot off the press and on […]

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Re YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority)

Re YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority)

IntroductionThe conduct of a local authority (LA) in public proceedings has come to the forefront of the court’s mind in the recent case of Re YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority) [2021] EWHC 749 (Fam). Family law relies upon the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of professionals to provide an accurate and true depiction […]

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Grandparents: securing contact with grandchildren

Grandparents contact grandchildren

Grandparents in lockdown   The COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing exposed something that we have always known as a society; children need to experience a relationship with grandparents, where possible, and, grandparents often need the joy and love from their grandchildren in the winter of their years. It is a social structure as old as […]

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