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Rather than sending out Christmas cards in 2019, we made donations to two very worthy charities.
We were proud to support the Family Justice Centre in Croydon and also to help The Richmond Christmas Dinner for care leavers.
We're hosting a pupillage evening on Thursday, 9 January 2020, between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. The event is now at capacity after being advertised with numerous universities, law schools and the Inns of Court.
However, we have created a waiting list to ensure that those who would still like to attend have the opportunity to come along.
A place on the waiting list can be booked here.
There were two prestigious accolades for members of 1GC Family Law at the Family Law Awards on 27 November 2019.
In a case heard in the Court of Appeal, B (Secure Accommodation Order), Re (Rev 1)  EWCA Civ 2025 Denise Gilling was part of the legal team who acted on behalf of the intervenors concerning an appeal refusing a secure accommodation order for a fifteen year old girl. The case is an important decision which comprehensively analyses the law pertaining to secure accommodation orders.
Laura Briggs represented the family of British children who were orphaned and had been located in Syria. The children have subsequently been returned to the UK.
21 November 2019
The Court of Appeal clarifies that the inherent jurisdiction is not available where the 1996 Hague Convention applies. Eleri Jones considers the implications of the decision.
The Court of Appeal clarifies that the inherent jurisdiction is not available where the 1996 Hague Convention applies. Deirdre Fottrell QC and Eleri Jones acted for the successful appellant in Re I-L  EWCA Civ 1956.
Francesca Wiley QC acted successfully on behalf of the Applicant Father and Elpha Le Cointe appeared on behalf of the NYAS Guardian in a case of suspended residence transfer and parental alienation. Since the judgment, the children have enjoyed equal time with their father and mother as stated in the Order.