Children: Public Law Update (May 2015)

28th May 2015


John Tughan KC

In this update I will consider recent developments in public law cases including:

(i) recent affirmation of the guidance on split hearings

(ii) a Grepe v Loam order to deal with future applications by a litigant in person

(iii) guidance on ex parte applications, in the context of young people being at risk  of travelling to ISIS countries

(iv) the inter-relationship between a “light” threshold finding and a plan for  adoption

(v) an appeal in relation to a child giving evidence which would support the  proposition that the alleged abuse did not happen

(vi) a case involving criticism of the paediatric approach to allegations

(vii) consideration of capacity and veracity assessments.

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John Tughan KC