In May 2013, chambers held a seminar on ‘The child’s timeframe: what the neuroscience really says’ featuring Susan White, Professor of Social Work at Birmingham University and David Wastell, Professor of Information Systems at Nottingham University. In a paper which formed the basis of the presentation, White and Wastell had critiqued ‘Decision-making within a child’s timeframe – an overview of current research evidence for family justice professionals concerning child development and the impact of maltreatment’ by researchers Rebecca Brown and Harriet Ward and which is now used in judicial training.

The article summarises the presentation and considers the ramifications for children proceedings.

Please see the August 2013 edition of Jordans Family Law Journal to read the article.

Click here to read Edward’s article kindly reproduced with Jordan’s permission