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28/01/15

36 Family’s William Tyler QC leads Hannah Markham on the appeal from Hannah’s case in the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court on 28th January 2015

In the matter of S (a Child)

The issue to be determined is whether the approach to ordering costs to be paid by local authorities in care proceedings set out in Re T (Children) [2012] UKSC 36 extends to the costs of appeals from orders made in such proceedings.

Facts

The respondent’s appeal against a full care order made in respect of his daughter was allowed by the Court of Appeal. Despite a finding that the appellant local authority had not engaged in reprehensible behaviour or taken an unreasonable stance in the hearing at first instance, which would be required to depart from the normal rule that costs were not awarded in children’s cases, a costs order was made against the appellant in respect of the costs of the appeal.

Access to Justice intervene on the question of when costs orders can be made to assist the Bar pro bono charity.

For full case details on the Supreme Court website, please click here.

 

28/01/15

36 Consumer – Bryan Lewin and Cameron Crowe write in TS Today on covert enforcement techniques

Covert enforcement techniques are still making the headlines – for all the wrong reasons. Bryan Lewin and Cameron Crowe examine how officers can keep using these methods while staying within the law.

Read the article here.

26/01/15

36 Civil’s Philippa Daniels to speak at Wills, Probate and Trusts Conference on 29th January 2015

Philippa Daniels is presenting at the Kent Law Society’s Wills, Probate and Trusts Conference on 29th January 2015 on IHT Cases and Developments.

For full details of the programme, please click here.

15/12/14

36 Family’s Piers von Berg successful in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning honour based violence and no orders for direct contact

Piers von Berg appeared for the Respondent Mother in the case of Re P–K (children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1602. 

King LJ held that the judge was entitled to depart from the recommendations of a CAFCASS Officer due to her limited analysis and rudimentary recommendations, which might have been appropriate in a less serious case. Although not explicit, the judge had implicitly applied the principles in Re W (children) (direct contact) [2012] EWCA Civ 999. Furthermore, the order was not undermined by an erroneous finding of fact at the welfare stage, as that was not a decisive factor in the making of an order for no direct contact. 

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1602.html

11/12/14

36 Crime’s Adrienne Lucking QC successfully prosecutes Leicester ‘honour’ attacker

Adrienne Lucking QC successfully prosecuted the Leicester ‘honour’ attacker, Bharat Soma. Soma, 26, attacked Darshana Narotam, 18, and her boyfriend Prashant Govinde on a Leicester street after she refused to marry him.

Soma was found guilty on two counts of attempted murder and a third charge of wounding at Leicester Crown Court.

The judge sentenced him to 23 years.

Full details of the case can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-30244070 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29652420 

10/12/14

Will Tyler QC appointed to Family Procedure Rule Committee

36 Family are delighted that Will Tyler QC has been appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee.

For full details see here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/appointment-of-5-members-of-the-family-procedure-rule-committee 

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