Remembering Victoria Climbié

Victoria Climbié

Why Victoria?  On 2nd November 2021 Victoria would have celebrated her 30th birthday, a milestone occasion for any adult and a time to be celebrated.  In her memory and to mark what would have been an important birthday, I have chosen to dedicate my article to Victoria.  This subject strikes a particularly poignant chord for me as I like […]

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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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