Immigration policy on assessing age of young asylum seekers found to be unlawful

A judgment from the Court of Appeal finds Home Office policy regarding young asylum seekers and age disputes to be unlawful. This was an appeal brought by a national of Eritrea. The appellant claimed that the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance, paragraph 55.9.3.1 (c), was unlawful on the basis that assessment of age based on physical... Continue Reading →

Court of Appeal Case – Post Adoption Contact

Here is a useful summary of a court of appeal case about post adoption contact, written by some of the lawyers involved. RE B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29: What is the Future for Post-Adoption Contact? This article, written by the solicitor and junior counsel for the appellants, considers the backdrop against... Continue Reading →

Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship published

Source: Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship | Originally posted 24 May 2019 |News This interim guidance is issued by the Family Justice Council with the approval of the Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, in response to some of the issues identified in Re P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407. Its primary... Continue Reading →

View from the President’s Chambers | #PublicLaw | May 2019

Source: Reports and Reviews | Family View from the President’s Chambers By publishing a written overview, my aim is for this to be available at the same time to anyone and everyone who is interested in Family Justice, whether or not they may attend any of the events that I have mentioned. I therefore intend... Continue Reading →

Family Justice Council Conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture

Source: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | Family Justice Council Originally published: 20th March 2019. The Family Justice Council conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture took place on 12 March 2019.  Attendance was by invitation only and the audience comprised a range of stakeholders working in, or with an interest in, the family justice system. Hosted... Continue Reading →

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law Transcript and podcast available The Family Justice Council held its 12th Annual Debate and panel discussion in Leeds on Monday, 3 December 2018. The topic for the debate was the use of covert recordings in family law. The motion read: 'Nothing... Continue Reading →

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