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Striking the Right Balance – Contact for Infants in Care

Striking the Right Balance – Contact for Infants in Care Removing a child from the care of their birth parents is a drastic measure that can be very traumatic, perhaps even more so when the child is a new-born baby. This was acknowledged by Munby J (as he then was) in Re K [2008] EWHC […]

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EVALUATING THE TEST FOR INTERIM SEPARATION

EVALUATING THE TEST FOR INTERIM SEPARATION POST C (A Child) (Interim Separation), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1998 December 6th 2019 Removal of a child from their birth parents has been described by Sir James Mumby as being a ‘draconian measure’ but one that is undoubtedly necessary in certain cases to protect the child from suffering, […]

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Achieving Best Evidence in Family Cases involving allegations of sexual abuse

Achieving Best Evidence in Family Cases involving allegations of sexual abuse – The Importance of Prior Planning Can you recall the 4 phases of an ABE interview? Well, if you can you’re already ahead of a number of professionals involved in conducting them. A judgment was released earlier this week in the recent case EF, […]

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THE PAG REPORT  WHAT THE PRACTITIONER NEEDS TO KNOW!

THE PAG REPORT  WHAT THE PRACTITIONER NEEDS TO KNOW! Part 7.  OFFSETTING Apples & Pears The PAG report confirms: Most negligence claims concern pension offsetting; The CE is not usually a good way to look at offsetting – especially when there are DB pensions – lawyers should not attempt to ‘estimate’ (guess) the appropriate offsetting […]

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