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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Re H-N and Domestic Abuse: Our Key Takeaways

Re H-N and Others Unit Chambers

Introduction The judgment of Re H-N and Others (Children)(Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 has finally been handed down by the President of the Family Division, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Holroyde. What was long billed by those of us in the family legal profession as potentially a game changer in the way the family courts address […]

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Pupillage Diaries: Lyana gets on her feet!

pupil barrister Lyana

Our fantastic Pupil, Lyana Grace Chan, will be getting on her feet shortly and we thought what better way to round up her six-month pupillage than with a Q & A! Lyana is a great asset to the Unit Chambers team and with so much experience already under her belt, we know Lyana is going […]

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