Judges would assess the developmental harm caused to a child when sentencing those convicted of child cruelty under new proposals published by the Sentencing Council.
We have published new guidance for solicitors appointed by the court to represent children in proceedings where there are delays between the order appointing a children’s guardian and the allocation of a guardian.
The right of children to express their views in legal matters affecting them (the right of active engagement) is increasingly recognised in jurisdictions around the world, but significant barriers remain, according to a new report.
The Family Law Arbitration Scheme is to be extended to disputes concerning parental responsibility
BBC Radio 4’s personal finance show Money Box is looking for people in their 30s for interview who have split from a cohabiting relationship where there are children involved
This webinar, inclusive in Family Section membership for 2016, will give a practical overview and advocacy tips, including on threshold, evidence, fact-finding and expert witnesses. Listen now!
New guidance to clarify expectations on local authorities for children looked after under s20 of the Children Act 1989
The Supreme Court allows the appeal in case concerning the applicability of Article 15 of Brussels IIa to applications for care orders and the proper approach to the assessment of the children’s best interests on applications for transfer of the proceedings
The webinar will cover the key themes and issues necessary to operate in this area of work, focussing on children who are subject to public law proceedings and children in the care system as opposed to private law proceedings.
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has recently published a set of templates for private law children practitioners.