Children giving evidence in family proceedings: a pocket guide to the law

Children giving evidence in family proceedings: a pocket guide to the law

The relevant legal principles that apply to the question of children giving evidence in public law proceedings have recently been re-iterated by McFarlane LJ in E (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 473, in particular [46] – [68]. This reminder – of course – takes place against the backdrop that, “It is of note that, despite. Read more

Would lawyers make good fighter pilots?

Would lawyers make good fighter pilots?

I have worked with several law firms through my consulting business and observed some differences with my previous career as an RAF fighter pilot. Lawyers don’t sit strapped to their office chair breathing oxygen through a tube, or if they do, they tend to keep it quiet. Fighter pilots settle differences of opinion, not through. Read more

"Nothing Else Will Do" – Lord Justice McFarlane, FLBA National Conference Keynote Address, 22nd October 2016

"Nothing Else Will Do" – Lord Justice McFarlane, FLBA National Conference Keynote Address, 22nd October 2016

Over the past 3 years family lawyers, social workers, judges and magistrates have got themselves into a fair old spin over four short words. The words are ‘Nothing else will do’ and they appeared, for the first time, in three of the judgments of the five Supreme Court Justices who presided over the case of. Read more

October 2016 – Shared Parental Leave vs Maternity Leave

October 2016 – Shared Parental Leave vs Maternity Leave

Message from the Editors, Dan Hobbs & Clare Harrington Welcome back to ‘Five from 5’, the free bi-monthly employment law bulletin created by the employment team at 5 Essex Court in association with Bloomsbury Law Online. This month’s bulletin contains five short articles on (i) settlement agreements; (ii) approaching changes in employment law; (iii) holiday. Read more

Secure, secure, secure, absconding

Secure, secure, secure, absconding

In In the Matter of W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 804, the Court of Appeal addresses two points of particular interest to public children law practitioners. This blog post (briefly) addresses each in turn. Background A child (“W”), aged 17 years and 8 months at the time of the appeal, sought to appeal against. Read more

Law Online

Online research for solicitors and barristers practising in English law Free Trial