David Burrows

David Burrows

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Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: January Teaser

Cases Bell & anor v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin), Div Ct (1 December 2020) – When is a child/young person competent to give valid consent to gender change treatment?... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: December Teaser

Cases Moutreuil v Andreewitch (Contempt: Sentence) [2020] EWHC 3085 (Fam) (16 November 2020), Cobb J – Committal of Mr A for contempt of a freezing order. Six months imprisonment suspended and... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: October Teaser

Cases Re G (A Child: Child Abduction) [2020] EWCA Civ 1185 (15 September 2020) – F’s appeal allowed, on his application for return of a child (eight) to South Africa: interplay of Hague Convention... Read more

Child’s permission to seek permission to apply for a section 8 order

Application to a High Court judge What judge does a child (Mary) apply to if she wants an order under Children Act 1989 (CA 1989), s 8: that is, say, where Mary wants to ask the court for which... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: September Teaser

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Coercive behaviour and ‘stranding’

Some definitions…. Terms such as ‘coercive control’ and ‘stranding’ are used increasingly freely by family lawyers. Most of us have a broad idea of what they mean, but what do they mean in law? Under... Read more

Meghan Markle and her five friends

Anonymity and non-parties Though parties to family proceedings, and perhaps their lay witnesses, are entitled to expect anonymity in first instance proceedings, professional witnesses do not have the... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: August Teaser

Case Summaries Re KN (A Child) (Art 15 Transfer) [2020] EWCA Civ 1002 (30 July 2020) – Appeal of mother of disturbed 13-year-old against order that the proceedings should be transferred to the French... Read more

‘My solicitor told me to sign it’

Signing a statement of truth If a witness’s or a party’s statement – signed with a statement of truth – is said to be incorrect, or untruthful, can the witness or party blame the solicitor who... Read more

Release of court documents to non-parties

Principles for operation of inherent jurisdiction to order release Dring v Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd [2020] EWHC 1873 (QB) (16 July 2020), Picken J is the next stage in the long-running case on... Read more

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