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Litigants in Person (notes) - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC Family Law

Litigants in Person (notes) - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC Family Law (Public Children, London, 02.10.18) Concerning litigants-in-person, how are the courts rescuing the position in irregular fact-finding hearings or applications over alleged contact breaches etc.?

Litigants in Person - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC Family Law

Litigants in Person - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC Family Law (Public Children, London, 02.10.18) Concerning litigants-in-person, how are the courts rescuing the position in irregular fact-finding hearings or applications over alleged contact breaches etc.?

Care Orders - Frank Feehan QC, 1KBW

Care Orders - Frank Feehan QC, 1KBW (Public Children, London, 02.10.18) In the context of care orders, how do you balance the competing rights and welfare interests of siblings which may mean splitting them up?

Adoption - Susan Campbell QC, Pump Court Chambers

Adoption - Susan Campbell QC, Pump Court Chambers (Public Children, London, 02.10.18) What are the unresolved issues - both legal and practical - of birth parents being notified about adoption applications? How are the judges reacting?

Placement Options - Damian Stuart, FOURTEEN

Placement Options - Damian Stuart, FOURTEEN (Public Children Law, London, 14.11.17) Cutting through all the noise, which factors carry weight when the court undertakes a holistic analysis of placement options following Re B-S?

​Fact Finding Hearings - Sarah Morgan QC, 1 Garden Court

​Fact Finding Hearings - Sarah Morgan QC, 1 Garden Court (Public Children Law, London, 14.11.17) How is the court retaining a sense of context in fact finding hearings when examining suspicions, speculations, "guilt by association" and lies?

Care Orders - June Venters QC, Venters Solicitors

Care Orders - June Venters QC, Venters Solicitors (Public Children Law, London, 14.11.17) In the context of a care order, how are you to balance the competing rights and welfare interests of siblings which may mean splitting them up?

​Children in Court - Samantha Little, Russell-Cooke

​Children in Court - Samantha Little, Russell-Cooke (Public Children Law, London, 14.11.17) When (and with what safeguards) should the right of a child to be heard in court? Why is there a difference in approach between higher and lower courts and what does this difference mean for practice?

​Residential Assessment - Poonam Bhari, St Phillips Chambers

​Residential Assessment - Poonam Bhari, St Phillips Chambers (Public Children Law, London, 14.11.17) To what extent is the court tolerating diverse standards of parenting, "including the eccentric, the barely adequate and the inconsistent", as per Hedley J in Re L (Care: Threshold Criteria) [2007]?

​Adoption - Anthony Kirk QC, 1 KBW

​Adoption - Anthony Kirk QC, 1 KBW (Public Children Law, London, 14.11.17) How do you go about setting aside placement orders, both in terms of revocation and on appeal?

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