Children: Public Law Update (March 2015)

3rd March 2015


John Tughan KC

John Tughan QC reviews recent judgments of particular importance to all practitioners in public children law.

In this update he considers:

  • Some further decisions relating to the B-S line of authority
  • a decision on the admission of fresh (medical) evidence on appeal
  • the absence of legal aid
  • guidance by the President on how not to conduct care proceedings
  • the award of damages against a local authority
  • the use of inherent jurisdiction injunctions to prevent child sexual exploitation.

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John Tughan KC