Written by: Byron James | Published in Family Law Week
On 25 June 2014, and in the first of our ‘Meet the Players’ series of seminars, Eddie Lloyd-Jones chaired an informative discussion by two special needs specialists – James Dodd, speech and language therapist and Kath Williams, dyslexia consultant – on the challenges for lawyers dealing with cases involving children with special needs.
Successful appeal considering (1) the interplay between public law and private law proceedings where the State seeks to intervene in the placement of a child; (2) a reconsideration of the balancing exercise where the mother is able to provide “good enough” care but the grandmother is able to provide better care; and (3) the balancing exercise for purposeful delay for further assessment of a parent.
We are delighted to announce that Andrew Bainham has been shortlisted in the Jordans Family Law Awards 2014 in the category "Commentator of the Year". This past year has seen Andrew publish, along with his colleagues, the latest and much-anticipated edition of his seminal text, "Children: The Modern Law" as well as a number of articles on recent decisions of the Family Court. The award for "Commentator of the Year" is decided on a public vote. If you would like to vote for Andrew, or for more information, please click here. Voting closes at midnight on 8 September 2014 and the awards will be held on 8 October 2014.