Q&A with David Burrows

Q&A with David Burrows

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with solicitor and family law author, David Burrows. 1 – What first attracted you to family law? I wanted to help people (as I saw it). My clients were predominantly legal aid; and in my early days I did a lot of children work. 2- Is there a particular family law. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (12 – 26 March)

Employment and Pensions Law (12 – 26 March)

Employment News Gender pay gap soars after City giant breaks ranks to include partners The Law Society Gazette – 23 March Norton Rose Fulbright has released its gender pay gap figures, and is the first big City firm to include its partners. When the partners are included, the pay gap rises from 17% to 49%.. Read more

IP & IT Law (12 – 26 March)

IP & IT Law (12 – 26 March)

Feature of the Fortnight The news has been littered with outrage following the revelation that 50 million Facebook users’ data was harvested by analytics company Cambridge Analytica and used to influence voters in the 2016 American election. According to The Guardian, who detail the breach in full, Trump’s campaign team paid the analytics company $6.2. Read more

Children proceedings: a fair trial

Children proceedings: a fair trial

How different were things in 2016? As explained at 3.70, in Re S (Care Proceedings: Case Management) [2016] EWCA Civ 83, [2017] 1 FLR 1476 the Court of Appeal was confronted by a 15-year-old (K) whose statements to a social worker and children’s guardian had led to a judge to decide – though in the. Read more

Gillick and children’s rights

Gillick and children’s rights

In the light of the House of Lords in Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1985] UKHL 7, [1986] 1 AC 112, [1986] 1 FLR 224 and the Cleveland Inquiry report and of other impetus for child law reform in the 1980s, children’s rights to be heard were intended to be given greater prominence. Read more

Legal aid for child representation

Legal aid for child representation

As can be seen from Chapter 6, Part 6, the legal aid scheme which applies to all this is beset by its own semantic contortions. Definitions do not parallel those in the children proceedings scheme. For example, the reader must distinguish between ‘specified proceedings’ (CA 1989, s 41(6); and see 6.12) which tell the child. Read more

Representation of children and their rights

Representation of children and their rights

This book is about child law: the rights of children and the way they give evidence and express views in courts. But rights are of little meaning if you do not know about them; or you do not have someone who can help to understand and represent those rights. When I was working on Chapter. Read more

Arbitration (12 February – 12 March)

Arbitration (12 February – 12 March)

Arbitration News SPC Provisions sheds light on enforcement of arbitral awards Global Arbitration News – 8 March SPC Provisions on Issues related to Enforcement of Arbitral Awards by the People’s Courts have been issued by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and are effective as of 1 March 2018. Global Arbitration News highlights the most important. Read more

Immigration Law (5 March – 16 March)

Immigration Law (5 March – 16 March)

Immigration News MPs back refugee family reunification bill The Guardian – 16 March A bill to allow child refugees to bring close relatives to the UK has been backed by MPs, and will now progress to the committee stage. The purpose of the bill is to expand the Home Office definition of ‘family’ and to. Read more

Family Law (28 February – 19 March)

Family Law (28 February – 19 March)

Family News Judge slams council that ‘wrongly and abusively’ kept children in section 20 care Community Care – 19 March Justice Keehan has criticised the local authority in Herefordshire for misusing section 20 care proceedings. One child had been in a section 20 arrangement for his entire life, which has contributed to feelings that the. Read more

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