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Public Children: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients

  • Tue 22nd March 2022 until Tue 26th July 2022
  • On-demand, United Kingdom
  • 5 hrs CPD

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Answers to 10 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 QCs of Outstanding Ability

  1. DOL

    Drawing on recent and live cases, what counts and would move a court when making a Deprivation of Liberty application?

    Answered by: Mark Twomey QC

    Mark acted for the appellant in the 2021 Supreme Court deprivation of liberty litigation, In the matter of T (A Child). "He is incredibly clever and leaves no stone unturned."

  2. Placements

    How are the courts practically dealing with unregistered and unregulated placements in light of recent legal developments?

    Answered by: Amanda Weston QC

    Amanda is “well-known for her work on safeguarding and is able to handle the most highly emotional cases. She is shortlisted for 'Human Rights & Public Law Silk of the Year' 2021.

  3. Fact-Finding

    How - actually - should you be approaching domestic violence, honour-based violence and coercive control in a fact-finding?

    Answered by: Tina Cook QC

    Tina is "a leading light, incredibly astute: a real star who is utterly dedicated to her cases". She is highly experienced in handling cases involving non-accidental and fatal injury.

  4. Allegations

    How do you handle allegations made by children if there is no supporting evidence or the allegation is not repeated?

    Answered by: Hannah Markham QC

    Hannah is "like an encyclopaedia for children work" - "truly exceptional" - "at the very top of her game" - "unrivalled in her strategic thinking." She is Vice-Chair of the FLBA.

  5. Intermediaries

    How do you control - and overcome - the difficulties of working with an intermediary, including over Learning Disabled clients?

    Answered by: Elizabeth Isaacs QC

    Elizabeth is "a titan for children's work." "A QC of choice for cases which challenge the law." She radiates creative energy and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

  6. Adoption

    How willing is the court to allow wider family members to intervene late, challenge assessments and oppose an adoption order being made?

    Answered by: Damian Woodward-Carlton QC

    Damian is "an exceptional advocate - incredibly robust and persuasive." Recent cases include allegations of supporting terrorism and family members travelling to Syria.

  7. Evidence

    What tips the balance over a young person being competent to give evidence and instruct solicitors?

    What if there are younger siblings?

    Answered by: Cleo Perry QC

    Cleo is "absolutely spectacular in children law." "Her advice is clear and practical and she achieves results for her clients that are going to be workable and meaningful.”

  8. Experts

    How do you persuade a court to allow an expert witness to be called?

    How do you select the right expert, and what questions do you pose?

    Answered by: Anthony Kirk QC

    Anthony is "one of the go-to silks for difficult, intractable and challenging cases." "He is amazing, so eloquent" and a member of the MOJ's Mediation Task Force and Bar Council ADR Group.

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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