25 October 2021
Tom Wilson acted for the prospective adopters in these proceedings concerning an adoption application in relation to one child and an application to revoke a placement order in relation to the other.
06 October 2021
As widely reported in the press, a series of judgments from the High Court and the Court of Appeal were published today in the proceedings between His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein concerning their two children.
28 May 2021
Several members of 1GC acted in this hybrid fact-finding hearing in care proceedings involving allegations of non-accidental injury. The local authority sought findings in relation to a range of bruises sustained by the child over a period of 15 months.
06 May 2020
Judgment was handed down today in the case of VE v AO, Royal Borough of Greenwich & South East London CCG  EWCOP 23 in which Alev Giz represented the applicant on her application for an order that it was in her mother’s best interests to leave her care home and move to live her last days with her daughter in the light of her mother’s diagnosis with terminal cancer and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
25 March 2020
Steven Ashworth represented the mother in the Court of Appeal, concerning disclosure from care proceedings to the police following a fact-finding hearing which addressed serious brain injuries sustained by a baby. Sam Momtaz QC led Steven at the 3 week fact-finding hearing.
28 February 2020
Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Richard Jones appeared in the Court of Appeal in I (Children: Child Assessment Order)  EWCA Civ 281 (28 February 2020), a case regarding the correct test for the making and use of s.43 Children Act Child Assessment Orders in radicalisation cases.
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.
25 November 2019
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.
31 October 2019
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has today reported to Her Majesty that the appeal in the matter of C v C should be dismissed. Deirdre Fottrell QC and Eleri Jones were part of the respondent’s successful team. This is an interesting private international law case about recognition of foreign orders and concepts of parentage under the children law in Jersey in relation to financial provision for children.
12 August 2019
Sharon Segal acted pro bono on behalf of the Applicants, and Deirdre Fottrell QC acted on behalf of the children, through the children’s guardian, in this case concerning the circumstances in which the court will make a Parental Order...
27 June 2019
Sam Momtaz QC acted on behalf of foster carers who were seeking to adopt the subject child. Mr Justice Francis gave important guidance on what a Local Authority must do when seeking to obtain the birth parents consent to adoption.
22 March 2019
Janet Bazley QC and Katherine Dunseath, assisted by William Vaudry, represented the respondent wife on a plea by the Queen’s Proctor to set aside decrees of divorce, granted under s.1(2)(d) MCA 1973 (2 years’ separation and consent), despite the parties having only been married for 22 months at the time the petition was issued.
01 March 2019
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of a non-party foster carer in a successful application to terminate the appointment of a Children’s Guardian within care proceedings concerning a child placed in her care.
09 August 2018
Luke Eaton appeared on behalf of the successful appellant Father in a case that provides important informal guidance where the Court is considering preventing cross-examination of an alleged victim of domestic abuse by an alleged perpetrator who acts in person.
24 July 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Sharon Segal acted on behalf of the mother in this important case concerning the withdrawal of care proceedings and an application for costs where allegations of radicalisation were made.
27 June 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Laura Briggs acted for the Appellant, the children’s guardian, and Sam Momtaz QC and Sharon Segal acted on behalf of the Association of Lawyers for Children who were given permission to intervene, in the recent Court of Appeal decision in Re P-S
21 June 2018
Alev Giz appeared in the Court of Appeal for the successful appellant mother where findings of fact were set aside as not being sound for reasons that included the failure to allow a proper challenge to the allegations made by a child witness in the process of her cross-examination.
31 March 2017
Sarah Morgan QC and Steven Ashworth acted for the local authority in care proceedings involving allegations of radicalisation, including allegations that the father had travelled to Syria and fought alongside an Islamist terrorist group.