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Blog 19th November 2015

Closing the door – Section 91(14) orders

Jennifer Lee sets out the courts’ approach when considering a barring order under section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989. As first featured in the Family Law Journal in November 2015. Section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) empowers the court, when disposing of an application under ChA 1989, to make an order […]

Blog 19th November 2015

The misuse of section 20

Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 concerns the LA’s duty to provide a child with somewhere to live when he or she has no home, or no safe home. It ensures a child is provided for when no-one holds parental responsibility; or the child has been lost or abandoned; or the person who has […]

Blog 2nd September 2015

A (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 910

Background on the relevant law S.1 (2A) and (2B) of the Children Act 1989, as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014, states that there is a presumption that involvement (direct or indirect) of a parent in a child’s life will further the welfare of the child. This position is therefore the starting point […]

Blog 6th August 2015

Re H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 583

The case arose from public law family proceedings relating to a family of four children, whose mother was unable to care for them due to mental illness. The Father cared for all four children prior to the proceedings, however, the local authority had concerns that he was unable to cope and applied for a full […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers Children Team are pleased to announce that our annual children law seminar will take place on Tuesday 16th June. Venue The Holiday Inn,  Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TA (map) Schedule 13:00 – 13:30 – Registration / Working Lunch 13:30 – 14:00 – Private law update 14:00 – 14:30 – Jurisdiction in public […]

Blog 11th March 2015

An object lesson

The advocates in the matter of Darlington Borough Council v M, F, GM & GF & A [2015] EWFC 11 must have experienced something of a shock when they were told that the final hearing in a case that could be described as fairly ordinary, and had initially been allocated to Justices, would be heard […]

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