International Law: Hague and Non-Hague cases

International Law Hague vs non-Hague convention

Teertha Gupta QC, 4PB London and Door Tenant at Unit Chambers recently talked at the Liverpool Law Society Private Child Law Conference on the topic of international law and Hague and non-Hague Convention cases, this article is a transcript from his recent talk. The 1988 Hague Convention is a fast-track return to the country of […]

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Finding of Fact Hearings

fact finding Kerri O'Neill Unit chambers

Finding of Fact Hearings: Refocussing on the “Oxfordshire test” and case management  Over the summer, Lord Justice Jackson gave the leading judgment in the Court of Appeal in H-D-H (Children) [2021] EWCA Civ 1192. The Appeal Court considered 2 appeals sequentially, each appealing case management decisions to not investigate allegations via a finding of fact hearing.   The first of the […]

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Transparency in the Family Courts

Transparency in the family courts

Recently I read an article in The Sunday Times by the former President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, entitled “Family court privacy law put judges’ needs first.” The article was recapping on the evidence that the former President had given earlier this year to a transparency review of the family court. I don’t […]

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