Joan Connell

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Joan accepts instructions in relation to all types of private law applications involving children, including on behalf of parents and rule 16.4 Guardians. Joan has particular expertise in difficult and intractable contact disputes and applications for permission to remove children from the jurisdiction.

Reported cases
29th June 2009

DS v RS [2009] EWHC 1594 (Fam)

Application for permission to remove a child to India temporarily for the purpose of a wedding
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Joan represents local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians on a daily basis. She is regularly instructed on complex cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, fabricated illness, death of a child, assessment of relatives abroad, secure accommodation orders and adoption.

Joan has considerable experience of international care cases when acting for both local authorities and parents and involving applications under Articles 15 and 56 of BIIa and also the assessment of relatives abroad.

Reported cases
29th June 2009

DS v RS [2009] EWHC 1594 (Fam)

Application for permission to remove a child to India temporarily for the purpose of a wedding
PDF

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Family Law Bar Association