Children: Public Law Update (January 2013)

21st January 2013


John Tughan KC

John Tughan, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, considers some recent important public law decisions of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court relating to children

In this article John looks at recent cases that deal with the following issues:

  • The jurisdiction to make an interim care order in relation to a baby being born abroad and brought to the UK within the proceedings;
  • The approach to findings of fact in cases of alleged non-accidental injury;
  • The recent Supreme Court decision in relation to the issue of the disclosure of the details of a person who has made allegations to a local authority concerning a party to the proceedings;
  • The jurisdiction to make sequential interim care orders pursuant to the s37 Children Act 1989 jurisdiction.

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John Tughan KC