Author: Laura Vickers

President’s Guidance: ICACU

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Sir James Munby has issued the following President's Guidance of 10th November 2014: The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU), intended to provide guidance as to the correct route for practitioners to follow when pursuing requests for information from other jurisdictions within children proceedings.   The ICACU...

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Improving permanence consultation response

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The Department of Education has produced the Government's response to a consultation it launched last year in respect of improving the prospects of permanence for children in care.   The response entitled Consultation on looked-after children: improving permanence can be downloaded here....

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Into the Blogosphere…

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You could be excused, as a practitioner in the field of child protection or family law, for balking at the suggestion of reading anything more than we have to already.  What with the seemingly never-ending cascade of new legislation, practice notes and directions, statutory guidance,...

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21st Century Family Law – President’s Speech

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Sir James Munby delivered the Michael Farmer Memorial Lecture to the 2014 Legal Wales Conference on 10th October 2014.   Coming on the same day as LLFJB's annual conference entitled "The Modern Family: Challenges, Choices and Opportunities", the speech entitled "21st Century Family Law" provides a fascinating...

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August 2014 Case Law Update

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PRIVATE LAW   J (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 875   Appeal against findings in private law proceedings. Appeal allowed, findings overturned and no re-trial ordered. Comment provided on approach to vulnerable witnesses and right to fair trial.   The court was concerned with private law proceedings in respect of A,...

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