Primarily care work on behalf of parents, children, local authorities and interveners.
Cases of interest include:
Re G – representing the Local Authority. Children abducted to (and recovered from) Nigeria during proceedings;
Re R – representing the Local Authority. Brain-damaged shaken baby. Conflicting opinions between treating clinicians and independent experts;
Re G – representing intervening grandmother alleged to have colluded with others, and participated herself, in sexual abuse of her grandchildren;
Re W – representing mother. Posterior rib fracture – accidental or not?
Re C – representing the Local Authority. Sexual abuse of child. Six possible perpetrators;
Re T – representing mother. Application for contact, on behalf of her and her younger son, with older adopted son when post-adoption contact refused contrary to approved care plan;
Re H – representing father. Local Authority preventing and opposing contact with biological children following acquittal for rape of step-daughter.
Interplay with other areas of law:
Re P – representing a child in care proceedings where M was subject of orders made by the Court of Protection;
Re R – Junior defence Counsel in murder trial where the defendant, a child, was the subject of concurrent care proceedings;
Re H – Advice to Local Authority about powers to challenge a remand to custody (at the child’s request) following charge of assault where the defendant was a child accommodated under s20 Children Act 1989;
Re W – Disciplinary proceedings for misconduct, including applications for interim suspension, by the GSCC against a children’s Guardian;
Re W – representing wife in ancillary relief proceedings concurrent with husband’s confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act;
Re H – representing the intervening partner with a TOLATA claim against a property subject to a Proceeds of Crime Act confiscation order;
Re I – representing the Crown Prosecution Service in financial remedy proceedings following confiscation proceedings under POCA.
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